Arts Ahead: What's On In London 11-17 January

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Arts Ahead: What's On In London 11-17 January

Here's what's new and what's closing this week in London. There are a lot of things on our last chance to see list: make sure you don’t miss out!

Be There First: London Shows Opening

Tonight is all about dance: Giselle, a classic tale of love, betrayal, the supernatural and forgiveness opens at the Royal Opera House, with a top cast (including some performances from Carlos Acosta and Marianela Nunez)... It's a must-see for ballet fans.

If opera's more your thing, check out La Bohème at the Soho Theatre from tonight, or Barbershopera – Apocalypse No! at the Trafalgar Studios from Thursday.

In other theatre, you can see The Fitzrovia Radio Hour's West End debut at the Trafalgar Studios, also from Thursday; The Painter tells the story of Joseph Turner at the new Arcola Theatre from Friday; and Shakespeare's As You Like It opens at the Roundhouse as part of the RSC's Winter London season from Monday.

From tomorrow in art, you can see Cindy Sherman's photography exhibition at Sprüth Magers; Christopher Thomas' large-scale black-and-white images of New York at the Wapping Project Bankside; and From Morandi to Guttuso: Masterpieces from the Alberto Della Ragione Collection at the Estorick Collection. On Friday, Gilbert & George's new show of 155 collages in The Urethra Postcard Art opens at the White Cube Mason's Yard.

Two fun-sounding freebies opening on Monday include new work by the Greenwich Printmakers in the National Theatre's Olivier Gallery; and Transforming London's Green Lung: 20:20 Vision For the Future about the Lee Valley Regional Park at New London Architecture.

Last Chance To See: London Shows Closing

Saturday is your last chance to see Birdsong at the Comedy Theatre; Flashdance The Musical at the Shaftesbury Theatre; The Glass Menagerie at the Young Vic; Romeo and Juliet at the London Coliseum; and Yes, Prime Minister at the Gielgud.

Curtains close on Sunday for Peter Pan at the New Wimbledon Theatre, The Gruffalo at the Garrick; and Sleeping Beauty with Anita Dobson at the Richmond Theatre.

Sunday is also your last chance to see Gauguin at Tate Modern; Eadweard Muybridge at Tate Britain; Canaletto at the National Gallery; Newspeak at the Saatchi Gallery; Rachel Whiteread's Drawings at Tate Britain; and Damian Ortega at the Barbican.

Let us know if there's anything we've missed in the comments below!

Top photo by Johan Persson shows Marianela Nunez and Carlos Acosta in Giselle

Last Updated 11 January 2011