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WHAT'S YOUR ANGLE?: Science Museum in South Kensington opens a new festival which shows how maths relates to everyday life, including areas such as surfing, archaeology, and the accents of the Ancient Greeks. It kicks off with a free Museum Late tonight focusing on the world of maths, along with a silent disco, comedy and more. Free, just turn up, 25-29 November (Museum Late: Free, just turn up, tonight 6.45pm-10pm)
WOMEN OF SOHO: Heard of the bigamous Duchess of Kingston? She's one of the women whose story you'll hear on this Footprints of London walk about the wild and wonderful women of Soho, including Britain's first famous transvestite. £12/£9, prebook, 6pm
MATERIAL MIRACLES: Queen Mary University holds the first in a series of Meet our Professors events. Professor William Gillin talks about technological breakthroughs and how they have influenced the modern world. He'll also talk about current research and what it's hoped to achieve in the future. Free, prebook, 7pm
DIY'S NOT DEAD: Thinking about dirtying your hands in the murky world of DIY, but not sure where to start? There's a workshop at Netil House in Broadway Market, where interior designer Kate Watson-Smyth will be offering up a few tips on the topics of paint effects and techniques. Free, prebook, 7pm
SIR DAVE BRAILSFORD: Enjoy an evening in the company of British cycling coach Sir Dave Brailsford in aid of Bloodwise (formerly Leukaemia and Lymphoma research). Having led a Tour de France winning team, he'll be explaining how to adopt a winning mindset. From £30, prebook, 7pm
FAIRY TALES FOR GROWN UPS: Crick Crack Club brings its unique brand of storytelling for adults to The Forge in Camden. Tonight's theme is The Ruined House of Skin, with performance storyteller and singer Nick Hennessey telling the tale of a dying king and the prince who wants to claim his crown. £10, prebook, 7.30pm
COMEDY: Sabotage at Bethnal Green’s Backyard Comedy Club has an excellent line-up: Kevin Eldon, Miles Jupp, Sara Pascoe, Sofie Hagen and Andrew Maxwell. Top telly quality for you there. £9/£6, prebook, 8pm
FUNNY STORIES: Much of what happens at Tall Tales, at the Good Ship in Kilburn, ends up on Radio 4 at some point. Join John Finnemore, Benet Brandreth, Abigail Burdess, Anna Savory and Susannah Pearse for hijinks and giggles. £5, just turn up, 8pm
West End Shows to book with YPlan
A selection of some of the great shows booking now on YPlan.
THE LORAX: The Old Vic stages a big, wacky, inventive family-friendly show for the festive season in an adaptation of The Lorax by Dr Seuss. Opens 4 December, tickets from £30.
PETER PAN GOES WRONG: Cornley Polytechnic Drama Societys' calamitous cast are back to tackle Peter Pan at the Apollo Theatre with hilarious results. Booking through to 2016, tickets from £20.
SLAVA'S SNOWSHOW: The family favourite returns to Southbank Centre for a Christmas run, bringing wonder and delight to audiences of all ages. Slava's Snowshow opens 16 December-3 January. Front stalls seats from £55, no booking fee.
CHARMING DICK: Strictly not suitable for children, the RVT panto promises to be a rude and riotous affair. Charming Dick is fifthly, funny and very silly. Opens 2 December-7 January, tickets £15.
MR FOOTE'S OTHER LEG: West End transfer of this hugely acclaimed comedy drama starring Simon Russell Beale as the famous titular Georgian. Mr Foote's Other Leg has had rave reviews but finishes 23 January. Tickets from YPlan just £13.50.
GUYS AND DOLLS: Luck Be A Lady, Sit Down You're Rocking The Boat and many more showstopping tunes in this classic musical. Guys and Dolls transfers to the beautiful Savoy Theatre for 13 weeks, opens 4 December Tickets from £25.
SLEEPING BEAUTY: Matthew Bourne's dance adaptation of classic fairytale Sleeping Beauty as a gothic romance is at Sadler's Wells from 1 December to 24 January. Tickets from £12, no booking fees.
Good cause of the day
What are you doing next Monday night? How do you fancy taking a trip to the top of the BT Tower? Charity I CAN is opening it up in a rare fundraising event. Tickets are £60, which includes 60 minutes at the top of the Tower, a glass of bubbly and a sweet treat. More information and booking here, and brace yourself for what to expect here.
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