London 2012 event listings 8 August: what’s on during the Olympics

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And Crocodiles Are Hungry At Night, Africa Centre, Covent Garden, WC2, to 18 Aug, Music and poetry feature in this stage adaptation of a prison memoir by Malawian linguist and academic Jack Mapanje, who was held without charge for three-and-a-half-years by president Hastings Banda's regime.

How To Dress Well, Birthdays, Dalston, N16, 8 Aug, Brooklyn songwriter/producer Tom Krell brings selections from his crunchy forthcoming album, Total Loss, gamely straddling bedroom-based indie and mainstream R&B sounds.

Pear Shaped In Fitzrovia, Fitzroy Tavern, W1, 8 Aug, Scene stalwarts Brian Damage & Krysstal host a reliably shambolic and entertaining night of new and seasoned acts.

Josh Howie, 99 Club, Storm, Leicester Square, WC2, 8 Aug, The son of PR guru Lynne Franks (Jennifer Saunders's inspiration for Absolutely Fabulous), Howie's a surprisingly no-nonsense and rather abrasive comic.

Soldier, Leicester Square Theatre, WC2, 8 Aug, Pineapple Arts present 25 young dancers in an emotional exploration of love, sacrifice and redemption.

Madd Raff Wednesdays, The Social, WC1, 8 Aug, It's already been a year since this sweaty bashment and dancehall night kicked off in The Social's infamous basement and this promises to be a steamy first birthday.

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