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For Queen and Country
The White Bear theatre, 138 Kennington Park Road | 01 Nov

It's time to set the record straight! After her death in 1881, Mary Seacole has returned to find out HERstory has been forgotten from contemporary history books.

Folklore: Anancy Stories
Troxy 490 Commercial Road, London | 06 Nov

Pan jazz meets theatre, featuring pan virtuoso Len 'Boogie' Sharpe. With performances by Leon Foster, Etienne Charles, 3Canal and Yolanda Brown. A show produced by Brian MacFarlane and Darryl Ramsey.

Collective Artistes presents The Meeting
On tour until 06 Nov

By Jeff Stetson, an imagined encounter directed by Chuck Mike. Valentine's Day, 1965.
Days before his brutal assassination, Malcolm X will risk the scorn of his followers to meet the one man whose passion for freedom rivals his own: Martin Luther King, Jr.

FELA!
Olivier Theatre | 06 Nov 2010 - 06 Jan 2011

FELA! – a provocative and wholly unique hybrid of dance, theatre and music, exploring the extravagant, decadent and rebellious world of Afrobeat legend Fela Anikulapo-Kuti – will open at the Olivier Theatre on 16 November.

Tales of the Harrow Road
03 – 06 Nov / 10 – 13 Nov | Soho Theatre London

In Tales of the Harrow Road a woman leaves a war-torn land on a quest to find her new home, a girl dreams of singing at The Paradise, and a woman is turned into a Bollywood Cinderella when she receives three marriage proposals, one from a Bangla superstar.

Rum and Coca Cola
Various Venues | 13 Oct – 13 Nov

This bittersweet story celebrates the art of Calypso and human friendship, was first seen in 1976 and has now been re-worked by Matura for a 2010 audience. Professor, an ageing ex-Calypso King, has been reduced to singing on the beach for tourists accompanied by Slim, a young street boy, whom he attempts to turn from a life of crime.

The Charming Man
Theatre 503, The Latchmere Pub | 20 Oct - 13 Nov

As Britain's new Coalition Government settles in, and the Opposition debates whether they chose the right brother, Theatre 503 launches a season of new plays that take a playful look at the workings of Parliament, with Garbiel Bisset-Smith's The Charming Man.

Two Gents production of Kupenga Kwa Hamlet (The Madness of Hamlet)
Directed by Arne Pohlmeier
In Association with the Watermill Theatre | 16 Nov – 04 Dec

The award-winning Two Gents Productions return to London with a radical new take on Shakespeare's revenge tragedy.
In a world of unyielding beliefs and ritual, Hamlet returns home to find his father buried, his mother remarried and the spirit world in turmoil

Balé de Rua
Peacock Theatre | 02 – 20 Nov

A high energy mix of hip hop, African dance, samba and capoeira, hit Brazilian dance show Balé de Rua makes its debut at the Peacock Theatre in November 2010, after a triumphant international tour.

Breakin' Convention 2010 UK Tour
Various | 22 Oct – 20 Nov

The third UK tour of the critically acclaimed International Festival of Hip Hop Dance Theatre Sadler's Wells' renowned international festival of hip hop dance theatre Breakin' Convention, returns for a third extensive UK tour following another sold-out London festival earlier in May 2010.

Black Youth Achievement Awards
Camden Centre, Bidborough Street, Kings Cross, | 20 NOV

Come and support the 2010 nominees and performers, whilst enjoying an uplifting, motivating and inspirational event. Last year 12 young people proudly received their trophies in front of their friends, family and guests after being nominated and then going through the judging and voting process.

Blue/Orange
Arcola Theatre, 27 Arcola Street | 27 Oct – 20 Nov

Tiata Fahodzi presents a radically new, all-female production of Joe Penhall's award-winning Blue/Orange, ten years on from the play's acclaimed premiere. Blue/Orange is a passionate, witty and ultimately devastating exploration of institutional politics, mental health and race.

Positive Steps presents Curtain Up
City of Westminster Archives Centre | 25 Nov

Supported by Museums Libraries and Archives,The Mackintosh Foundation and Really Useful Theatres.

Inside
Roundhouse, Chalk Farm Road, London | 12 – 27 Nov

Inside is written by Philip Osment and directed by Jim Pope and Philip Osment. Looking for relief from boredom and a chance to get off the wing, seven young fathers in prison sign-up for an education programme.

A Night On The Tiles
The Albany | 23 – 27 Nov

A Night On The Tiles is a Tarantino-esque tale of revenge, murder and Devonshire cream teas. Directed by Montserrat Gili (Dende Collective) and with dramaturgy from US hip-hop pioneer Will Power A Night On The Tiles is a unique and pioneering combination of spoken word, theatre and screw-ball comedy

It Had to Be You
New End Theatre, 27 New End Road | 23 Nov – 24 Dec

Christmas Eve. New York City. Theda Blau (Carol Lawson), an out of work actress, is loveless and jobless. But she decides to do something about it when a producer/director (Anthony Green) comes into her life.

Flashdance the Musical
Shaftesbury Theatre, 210 Shaftesbury Avenue | Until 26 Feb 2011

Set in Pittsburgh, USA, Flashdance The Musical tells the story of 19-year-old Alex, a welder by day and 'flashdancer' by night, whose dream is to obtain a place at the prestigious Shipley Dance Academy.

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