Arts Ahead: What's On In London 19 - 25 October

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Arts Ahead: What's On In London 19 - 25 October

Tribes opens at the Royal Court Theatre tomorrow
Here are our tips for what's hot and new this week

London Shows Opening: Be There First

Carrie's War opens for a super-short run at the Richmond Theatre tonight, as does Tomorrow Morning, a musical about a wedding and a divorce at the Landor Theatre, and Scrooge, starring Tommy Steele at the New Wimbledon Theatre. Tomorrow you can see Nina Raine's new play Tribes at the Royal Court Theatre, about an unconventional family unit who are their own tiny empire...

Kids will love the return of The Go! Go! Go! Show, and those sock-stealing Fluffalopes opening at the Leicester Square Theatre on Saturday, and continuing into the festive period: perhaps this is the alternative family panto outing you've been looking for? Another cool-sounding kids' show opening this week is Parachutists or On The Art Of Falling at the Barbican from Thursday.

For dance and cabaret fans, Rosas - The Song opens at Sadler's Wells tonight. And La Soiree brings all your favourite La Clique stars back to London at the South Bank Big Top from Thursday.

St Ives artists Breon O'Casey's show Paintings, Sculptures and Prints opens at Somerset House tomorrow. Thomas Lawrence: Regency Power and Brilliance comes to the National Portrait Gallery from Thursday: a look at 50-odd paintings by the leading Regency painter. And Cezanne's Card Players opens at the Courtauld Gallery, also on Thursday. Finally on Friday, the Veolia Environment Wildlife Photographer of the Year exhibition opens at the Natural History Museum.

Last Chance To See: London Shows Closing

Saturday is your last chance to see Celia Imrie in Hay Fever at the Rose Theatre in Kingston, Rum and Coca Cola at the Greenwich Theatre, and Bells Are Ringing at the Union Theatre.

Camille Silvy closes at the National Portrait Gallery on Sunday, as does Raphael: Cartoons and Tapestries for the Sistine Chapel at the Victoria and Albert Museum.

And John Cranko’sOnegin at the Royal Opera House closes on Monday. Enjoy!

Last Updated 19 October 2010