London Weekend: ‘Skyfall’ Duo, Ramsay Redo, Johnny Winter

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Ben Whishaw, Derek Riddell, Stefano Braschi, Olly Alexander, Ruby Bentall and Judi Dench as Peter Llewellyn Davies, J.M. Barrie, Michael Davies, Peter Pan, Alice and Alice Liddell Hargreaves in "Peter and Alice." The play is a fantasy on themes of literary truth and the pain of growing up.

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Ben Whishaw, Derek Riddell, Stefano Braschi, Olly Alexander, Ruby Bentall and Judi Dench as Peter Llewellyn Davies, J.M. Barrie, Michael Davies, Peter Pan, Alice and Alice Liddell Hargreaves in "Peter and Alice." The play is a fantasy on themes of literary truth and the pain of growing up. Close

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Ben Whishaw as Peter Llewellyn Davies in "Peter and Alice" by John Logan. The real-life Davies was an alcoholic who committed suicide in 1960. Close

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Judi Dench as Alice Liddell Hargreaves in "Peter and Alice" by John Logan at the Noel Coward Theatre in London. Logan's play is based on a meeting between the people who inspired Alice in Wonderland and Peter Pan. Close

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Michel van der Aa. His opera "Sunken Garden" has a libretto by British novelist David Mitchell, author of "Cloud Atlas." Close

Michel van der Aa. His opera "Sunken Garden" has a libretto by British novelist David Mitchell, author of "Cloud Atlas."

Judi Dench, diving penguins, and the reopening of Gordon Ramsay’s flagship restaurant are among Muse’s arts and leisure recommendations for London this weekend.

STAGE

An encounter between the people who inspired “Alice in Wonderland” and “Peter Pan” is the subject of “Peter and Alice,” starring Judi Dench and Ben Whishaw (reunited after “Skyfall”). At the Noel Coward Theatre on St. Martin’s Lane: http://www.michaelgrandagecompany.com or +44-844-482-5138.

As the National Theatre’s Cottesloe closes for renovation, the temporary, riverside Shed Theatre opens with family saga “Table.” Tickets are 20 pounds ($30.60) or less. Information: http://theshed.nationaltheatre.org.uk or +44-20-7452-3244.

DINING

Dining in Camden, north London, just got a lot better with Poppies, on Hawley Crescent. The original Poppies, in Spitalfields, is one of London’s finest fish-and-chip shops. Besides the usual choices, it has options such as prawn cocktail and lemon sole. Information: http://poppiesfishandchips.co.uk/ or +44-20-7267-0440.

If you’re ready to splurge this weekend, Gordon Ramsay has reopened his flagship Chelsea restaurant after giving it a new look. Michelin three-star luxury doesn’t come cheap: A la carte dining is 95 pounds ($145) plus service, while chef Clare Smith’s “seasonal inspiration” menu is 155 pounds. Information: http://www.gordonramsay.com/royalhospitalroad/ or call +44-20-7352-4441.

VISUAL ARTS

Animals make the most captivating subjects in photographer Sebastiao Salgado’s exhibition, which focuses on places untouched by modernity.

He shoots penguins lining up on South Sandwich Island to dive into their ice-cold beach, and a Zambian elephant that kicks up a cloud as he charges at a jeep. “Genesis” -- also a Taschen book -- ends Sept. 8 at the Natural History Museum. Information: http://www.nhm.ac.uk or +44-20-7942-5000.

The Hayward’s hit “Light Show” is extended till May 6. Don’t miss Olafur Eliasson’s “Model for a Timeless Garden,” 27 miniature fountains dancing under flickering strobe lights: http://www.southbankcentre.co.uk/lightshow or +44-844-875-0073.

MUSIC

Londoners get a rare chance to hear Johnny Winter, who has spent more than 40 years working up his blistering guitar solos. Winter, once compared with Jimi Hendrix with his version of “Johnny B. Goode,” is best known for his blues shows.

Sunday, O2 Shepherd’s Empire, Shepherd’s Bush Green, W12 8TT. Information: +20-8354-3300 or http://www.johnnywinter.net.

Dutch composer Michel van der Aa is debuting his multimedia work “Sunken Garden” in London. The occult mystery story has words by “Cloud Atlas” novelist David Mitchell.

Staged by English National Opera at the Barbican, April 12 to April 20. Information: http://www.eno.org or +44-20-7638-8891

OTHER LONDON OUTINGS

When the Huguenots fled French persecution more than three centuries ago, some settled in Spitalfields, east London. A just-opened festival, lasting through April 21, celebrates their legacy: http://www.huguenotsofspitalfields.org.

In 1913, riots broke out at the Paris premiere of the Stravinsky ballet “Rite of Spring.” As the French capital marks the centenary, Sadler’s Wells starts its own three-part tribute with the radical Fabulous Beast Dance Theatre (through April 13): http://www.sadlerswells.com or +44-844-412-4300.

(Farah Nayeri writes for Muse, the arts and leisure section of Bloomberg News. The opinions expressed are her own.)

Muse highlights include New York weekend guide, Lewis Lapham’s podcasts and Jeremy Gerard on U.S. theater.

To contact the writer on this story: Farah Nayeri in London at farahn@bloomberg.net.

To contact the editor responsible for this story: Manuela Hoelterhoff at mhoelterhoff@bloomberg.net.

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