Theatre shows in London December 2016

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Theatre shows in London in December

Our guide to theatre shows in London during December 2016.

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

to SSE Arena Wembley Theatre show in December at the SSE Arena Wembley. Help Jack Frost get Christmastown ready for Santa's arrival in 'The Best Ever Christmas Show', at Wembley Arena.
Theatre show in London: Kite Runner at Wyndham’s Theatre

 

to Wyndham’s Theatre Hamlet is on trial for the murder of Polonius, and a cast of characters will take the stand to plead his case. The theatre play Kite Runner will be on during Dec 2016, at the Wyndham’s Theatre.
 
 at The Magic Circle, London
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Christmas magic show, at the Magic Circle

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

to Royal Festival Hall "Million Dollar Quartet" tells the true story of a jam session between Elvis Presley, Johnny Cash, Carl Perkins and Jerry Lee Lewis.
 
Brian Cox at Eventim Apollo, London
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Brian and Robin’s Christmas Compendium

Eventim Apollo Join Brian Cox and Robin Ince for a night of science, music and comedy at their Christmas Compendium of Reason.
Peppa Pig at Phoenix Theatre, London
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Peppa Pig’s Surprise! — at the Phoenix Theatre

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

to Criterion Theatre Mr and Mrs Popper are bringing their amazing family of puppet penguins to the Criterion Theatre for two weeks over Christmas. Mr Poppers Penguins will be coming to London in December, for a run at the Criterion Theatre.
Snow White And The Seven Dwarfs at Shaw Theatre, London
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Christmas panto: Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs

to Shaw Theatre London theatre show at the Shaw Theatre. This year's Christmas panto at the Shaw Theatre will be "Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs".
 
Potted Panto at Garrick Theatre, London
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Potted Panto — seven pantomimes in one show!

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

to Old Vic The Old Vic will be putting on a production of Yasmina Reza's award-winning play, "Art".
 
Cinderella Panto at London Palladium, London
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Cinderella — with Paul O’Grady, Amanda Holden

to London Palladium Amanda Holden, Paul O'Grady and Julian Clary will be starring in the Christmas panto "Cinderella" at the London Palladium.
Theatre show in London: Saint Joan at Donmar Warehouse

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

to New Wimbledon Theatre WImbledon Theatre's Christmas panto this year l be "Dick Whittington", starring Matthew Kelly as Sarah the Cook.
Musical in London: Rent at St. James Theatre

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

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

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

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

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

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

to Hampstead Theatre "Wild Honey" is a comedy of misunderstandings and passion, based on Anton Chekhov's early, untitled play.
 
Sleeping Beauty Panto at Hackney Empire, London
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Sleeping Beauty — Hackney Empire Christmas panto

to Hackney Empire Show at the Hackney Empire London. The Hackney Empire's Christmas pantomime this year is "Sleeping Beaty", packed with songs, comedy and family fun.
Snowman at Peacock Theatre, London
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Raymond Briggs’ “The Snowman”

to Peacock Theatre Fly through the sky with the magical snowman, as the much-loved children's book "The Snowman" comes to the Peacock. Snowman will be playing in London in Dec, during its run at the Peacock Theatre.
 
Theatre show in London: This House at Garrick Theatre

to 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.
Aladdin Panto at Lyric Hammersmith, London
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Christmas panto at the Lyric Hammersmith — Aladdin

to Lyric Hammersmith This year's Christmas panto at the Lyric Hammersmith will be have magical carpet ride to the mystical east, in "Aladdin".
 
Musical in London: Dreamgirls at Savoy Theatre

to Savoy Theatre Amber Riley will be starring in the Tony Award winning musical "Dreamgirls", at the Savoy Theatre. Dreamgirls will be playing in London during Dec 2016, during its run at the Savoy Theatre.
Peter Pan at Greenwich Theatre, London
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Peter Pan panto, at the Greenwich Theatre

to Greenwich Theatre Theatre show in London 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.
 
Peter Pan at Olivier Theatre, London
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Peter Pan — at the National Theatre

Olivier Theatre The National Theatre will be bringing Peter Pan to London (via Neverland), with Tinkerbell, Tiger Lily and Captain Hook in tow.
Theatre show in London: Nice Fish at Harold Pinter Theatre

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to Harold Pinter Theatre Mark Rylance will be starring in 'Nice Fish' at the Harold Pinter Theatre, a comic play he co-wrote with Louis Jenkins.
 
Theatre show in London: Buried Child at Trafalgar Studios

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

to 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. The theatre play Its Easy To Be Dead will be on during Dec 2016, at the Trafalgar Studios.
 
Stick Man at Leicester Square Theatre, London
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Help “Stick Man” get back to his family tree

to Leicester Square Theatre The Leicester Square Theatre is putting on a production of 'Stick Man', a kid's show about the adventures of a brave stick.
Theatre show in London: An Inspector Calls at Playhouse Theatre

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to Playhouse Theatre JB Priestley's classic thriller "An Inspector Calls" is returning to the London stage for a limited run at the Playhouse Theatre.
 
Musical in London: Half A Sixpence at Noël Coward Theatre

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to Noël Coward Theatre Cameron Mackintosh and Julian Fellowes are bringing 'Half A Sixpence' to the West End, based on HG Well's novel.
Theatre show in London: Dead Funny at Vaudeville Theatre

 

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

to Old Vic London theatre show in December at the Old Vic. Oscar winner Glenda Jackson is reprising her role as King Lear in Shakespeare's greatest tragedy, at the Old Vic Theatre.
Musical in London: Lazarus at King’s Cross Theatre

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to King’s Cross Theatre 'Lazarus' is a musical based on 'The Man Who Fell To Earth', and was one of the last works created by David Bowie. Lazarus will be playing in London during Dec 2016, during its run at the King’s Cross Theatre.
 
 
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