Theatre shows in London – December 2016

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Give your­self a Christmas treat with some tickets to a West End musical

SSE Arena Wembley
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Best Ever Christmas Show & The Story Of Jack Frost

Help Jack Frost get Christmastown ready for Santa's arrival in 'The Best Ever Christmas Show', at Wembley Arena.
Wyndham’s Theatre
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The Kite Runner - at Wyndhams Theatre

Hamlet is on trial for the murder of Polonius, and a cast of characters will take the stand to plead his case.
The Magic Circle
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Christmas magic show, at the Magic Circle

Treat yourself to a Christmas extravaganza at The Magic Circle, and watch some of the world's top magicians.
Royal Festival Hall
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Million Dollar Quartet: Elvis, Jerry, Carl and Cash

"Million Dollar Quartet" tells the true story of a jam session between Elvis Presley, Johnny Cash, Carl Perkins and Jerry Lee Lewis.
Eventim Apollo
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Brian and Robins Christmas Compendium

Join Brian Cox and Robin Ince for a night of science, music and comedy at their Christmas Compendium of Reason.
Phoenix Theatre
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Peppa Pigs Surprise - at the Phoenix Theatre

Take your little kids to see "Peppa Pig's Surprise" and enjoy a lovely day with Peppa, George, and all their friends.
Criterion Theatre
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Mr Poppers Penguins - family puppet musical

Mr and Mrs Popper are bringing their amazing family of puppet penguins to the Criterion Theatre for two weeks over Christmas.
Shaw Theatre
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Christmas panto: Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs

This year's Christmas panto at the Shaw Theatre will be "Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs".
Garrick Theatre
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Potted Panto - seven pantomimes in one show

Dan and Jeff are back with seven shows in one -- managing to shoe-horn seven pantomimes into a single show!
Old Vic
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Yasmina Rezas Art - at the Old Vic Theatre

The Old Vic will be putting on a production of Yasmina Reza's award-winning play, "Art".
London Palladium
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Cinderella - with Paul OGrady, Amanda Holden

Amanda Holden, Paul O'Grady and Julian Clary will be starring in the Christmas panto "Cinderella" at the London Palladium.
Donmar Warehouse
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Gemma Arterton in Bernard Shaws Saint Joan

Hollywood actress Gemma Arterton will be playing Joan of Arc in Bernard Shaw's classic play, "Saint Joan".
New Wimbledon Theatre
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Dick Whittington panto - with Matthew Kelly

WImbledon Theatre's Christmas panto this year l be "Dick Whittington", starring Matthew Kelly as Sarah the Cook.
St. James Theatre
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RENT - the legendary rock musical

The legendary rock musical 'RENT' is coming to London for a seven week run at St James Theatre.
Trafalgar Studios
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Critically-acclaimed adaptation of Hamlet

This critically-acclaimed adaptation of Shakespeare's 'Hamlet' boils the bloody action down into a single night at a wedding.
Phoenix Theatre
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Dirty Dancing - in town for one month only

'Dirty Dancing' is back in the West End for one month only, and tells the story of Baby and Johnny's unforgettable summer.
British Museum
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Charles Dickens A Christmas Carol

Enjoy a heart-warming performance of Charles Dickens' "A Christmas Carol", in the Great Court of the British Museum.
Eventim Apollo
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A night of science, with Professor Brian Cox

Join Professor Brian Cox for a science stage-show and interview, whisking us through time and space to the edges of the cosmos.
Richmond Theatre
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Sleeping Beauty panto - with Maureen Lipman

Maureen Lipman and CBeebies' Chris Jarvis will be starring in Richmond Theatre's Christmas panto, "Sleeping Beauty".
Hampstead Theatre
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Wild Honey - at the Hampstead Theatre

"Wild Honey" is a comedy of misunderstandings and passion, based on Anton Chekhov's early, untitled play.
Hackney Empire
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Sleeping Beauty - Hackney Empire Christmas panto

The Hackney Empire's Christmas pantomime this year is "Sleeping Beaty", packed with songs, comedy and family fun.
Peacock Theatre
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Raymond Briggs The Snowman

Fly through the sky with the magical snowman, as the much-loved children's book "The Snowman" comes to the Peacock.
Garrick Theatre
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This House - at the Garrick Theatre

'This House' takes us behind the scenes in Parliament, when the whips do all they can to coerce the MPs into voting the right way.
Lyric Hammersmith
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Christmas panto at the Lyric Hammersmith - Aladdin

This year's Christmas panto at the Lyric Hammersmith will be have magical carpet ride to the mystical east, in "Aladdin".
Greenwich Theatre
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Peter Pan panto, at the Greenwich Theatre

Greenwich Theatre has chosen "Peter Pan" as this year's panto, which tells the tale of Peter, Wendy, Tinkerbell and Captain Hook.
Olivier Theatre
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Peter Pan - at the National Theatre

The National Theatre will be bringing Peter Pan to London (via Neverland), with Tinkerbell, Tiger Lily and Captain Hook in tow.
Harold Pinter Theatre
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Nice Fish - starring Mark Rylance

Mark Rylance will be starring in 'Nice Fish' at the Harold Pinter Theatre, a comic play he co-wrote with Louis Jenkins.
Trafalgar Studios
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Buried Child - with Ed Harris and Amy Madigan

Hollywood star Ed Harris will be starring in the Pulitzer Prize-winning play 'Buried Child', at the Trafalgar Studios.
Trafalgar Studios
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It Is Easy To Be Dead - at the Trafalgar Studios

'It Is Easy To Be Dead' uses the letters and poetry of a dead soldier to relive his short life, cut short during World War I.
Leicester Square Theatre
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Help Stick Man get back to his family tree

The Leicester Square Theatre is putting on a production of 'Stick Man', a kid's show about the adventures of a brave stick.
Playhouse Theatre
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J. B. Priestleys An Inspector Calls

JB Priestley's classic thriller "An Inspector Calls" is returning to the London stage for a limited run at the Playhouse Theatre.
Vaudeville Theatre
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Dead Funny - Ralf Little and Katherine Parkinson

When Benny Hill and Frankie Howard drop dead, Eleanor discovers what's more important - the Dead Funny Society or her marriage.
Old Vic
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King Lear - Glenda Jackson, Jane Horrocks

Oscar winner Glenda Jackson is reprising her role as King Lear in Shakespeare's greatest tragedy, at the Old Vic Theatre.
King’s Cross Theatre
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Lazarus - David Bowies final work

'Lazarus' is a musical based on 'The Man Who Fell To Earth', and was one of the last works created by David Bowie.
Apollo Theatre
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Peter Pan Goes Wrong - Apollo Theatre

"Peter Pan Goes Wrong" tells the story of Cornley Polytechnic Drama Society's inept attempts to put on show.
Olivier Theatre
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Amadeus - a play about the life of young Mozart

The National Theatre will be putting on a production of "Amadeus", which tells the story of the young composer Mozart.
Lyric Theatre
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Showstopper - The Improvised Musical

"Showstopper" is an ad-libbed and improvised musical that revolves around the suggestions fired out from the audience.
Donmar Warehouse
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One Night in Miami (about Muhammad Ali)

"One Night in Miami" imagines a conversation between Cassius Clay, Malcom X, Sam Cooke and Jim Brown.
Duke of York’s Theatre
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The Dresser - with Ken Stott, Reece Shearsmith

Ken Stott and Reece Shearsmith will be starring in Ronald Harwood's greatest play -- 'The Dresser'.
Phoenix Theatre
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The Last Tango - Vincent Simone and Flavia Cacace

'The Last Tango' features Strictly Come Dancing's Argentine Tango Champions, Vincent Simone and Flavia Cacace.
Theatre Royal Haymarket
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The Libertine - starring Dominic Cooper

"The Libertine" tells the story of the notorious Earl of Rochester, who's life is turned upside down when he meets an actress.
Wyndham’s Theatre
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No Mans Land - Ian McKellen, Patrick Stewart

Ian McKellen and Patrick Stewart will be starring in Harold Pinter's classic play, 'No Man's Land', at the Wyndham's Theatre.
Dominion Theatre
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The Bodyguard - starring Beverley Knight

The Whitney Houston movie "The Bodyguard" has been turned into a West End musical starring Beverley Knight.
Lyric Theatre
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Catch The Gruffalo - at the Lyric Theatre

"The Gruffalo" is a musical adaptation of the award winning picture book by Julia Donaldson and Axel Scheffler.
King’s Cross Theatre
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In The Heights - Tony Award-winning musical

"In The Heights" is a Tony Award-winning musical built around the infectious Latin rhythms of salsa and merengue.
King’s Cross Theatre
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The Railway Children + real steam train

The Railway Children's cast includes a real-life 60-tonne steam train that comes chugging into the King's Cross Theatre.
Piccadilly Theatre
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Jersey Boys - The Frankie Valli Story

"Jersey Boys" tells the story of Frankie Valli and the Four Seasons' rise to fame and fortune in the 1960s.
Theatre Royal Drury Lane
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Charlie & The Chocolate Factory

Roald Dahl's much-loved children's classic "Charlie & The Chocolate Factory" has been turned into a West End musical.
St. Martin’s Theatre
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Agatha Christie crime thriller - The Mousetrap

Agatha Christie's murder mystery crime thriller "The Mousetrap" has been running in the West End for nearly 60 years.
 
 
 
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