What’s on in London Thursday 22 December

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 at Bank of England Museum, London
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Crafty Christmas for kids, at the Bank of England

to Bank of England Museum Take your kids to the Bank of England Museum this December and enjoy an afternoon of Christmas arts and crafts.
Father Christmas at Cadogan Hall, London
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‘Father Christmas’ + ‘Paddington’s First Concert’

Cadogan Hall Watch Raymond Briggs' 'Father Christmas' on a big screen, and listen to Jack Dee narrating 'Paddington Bear's First Concert'.
 
 at St. Martin-in-the-Fields, London
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Christmas carol concert for families, by candlelight

St. Martin-in-the-Fields St Martin-in-the-Fields will be putting on a Christmas carol concert by candlelight, especially for families and children.
 at Royal Albert Hall, London
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The Glory of Christmas — at the Royal Albert Hall

Royal Albert Hall Enjoy some festive favourites and singalong carols with the London Concert Orchestra and City of London Choir.
 
Aled Jones at Barbican Hall, London
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Christmas with Aled Jones, at Barbican Hall

to Barbican Hall Aled Jones will be presenting an evening of seasonal music and Christmas carols at the Barbican Hall.
Disney On Ice Frozen at O2 Arena, London
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Disney On Ice — Frozen — at the O2 Arena

to O2 Arena Disney on Ice's new skating show brings "Frozen" to The O2, with all your favourite characters and songs from the movie.
 
Kite Runner at Wyndham’s Theatre, London
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The 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.
 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.
 
Vanilla Ice at Alexandra Palace, London
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Vanilla Ice… on Ice — Skate while he plays!

Alexandra Palace Vanilla Ice will be doing a show with a difference — you'll be able to skate while he plays, at Alexandra Palace Ice Rink.
 at Hampton Court Palace, London
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Christmas carols in the grounds of Hampton Court

to Hampton Court Palace Spend an atmospheric evening strolling through Hampton Court's courtyards, singing Christmas carols as you go.
 
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.
 at Royal Albert Hall, London
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Christmas Carol Singalong, with Jonathan Cohen

to Royal Albert Hall Jonathan Cohen will lead the audience through an evening of Christmas carols and seasonal hits at the Royal Albert Hall.
 
Der Rosenkavalier at Royal Opera House, London
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Renee Fleming in Strauss’ Der Rosenkavalier

Royal Opera House Renee Fleming will be starring in Richard Strauss' comedy opera "Der Rosenkavalier", at the Royal Opera House.
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.
 
 at Alexandra Palace, London
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William Hill World Darts Championship

to Alexandra Palace The William Hill World Darts Championship features 72 of the world's best players competing for the Sid Waddell Trophy.
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.
 
Nutcracker at London Coliseum, London
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The Nutcracker — English National Ballet

to London Coliseum The English National Ballet will be putting on a performance of Tchaikovsky's "The Nutcracker" at the London Coliseum.
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 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!
Art at Old Vic, London
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Yasmina Reza’s “Art” — at the Old Vic Theatre

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.
Saint Joan at Donmar Warehouse, London
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Gemma Arterton in Bernard Shaw’s “Saint Joan”

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.
Rent at St. James Theatre, London
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RENT — the legendary rock musical

to St. James Theatre The legendary rock musical 'RENT' is coming to London for a seven week run at St James Theatre.
 
 at National Gallery, London
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Australia’s Impressionists — National Gallery

to National Gallery The National Gallery will be putting on an exhibition of forty works which explore Australia's Impressionist movement.
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.
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.
 at Museum of London Docklands, London
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Victorian-themed Santa’s Grotto at Sailortown

to Museum of London Docklands Meet Father Christmas in a Victorian-themed grotto in the Sailortown gallery, at the Museum of London Docklands.
 
 at Trafalgar Square, London
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Christmas Tree in Trafalgar Square

to Trafalgar Square Have you ever taken the time to see the switching-on ceremony for the Trafalgar Square Christmas tree, with carols?
 at Tate Modern, London
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Robert Rauschenberg exhibition, at the Tate Modern

to Tate Modern The Tate Modern will be putting on a retrospective exhibition of works by American artist Robert Rauschenberg.
 
 at Saatchi Gallery, London
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Painters’ Painters — at the Saatchi Gallery

to Saatchi Gallery The Saatchi Gallery's "Painters' Painters" exhibition showcases the work of nine artists who are inspiring the next generation.
Sleeping Beauty Panto at Hackney Empire, London
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Sleeping Beauty — Hackney Empire Christmas panto

to Hackney Empire The Hackney Empire's Christmas pantomime this year is "Sleeping Beaty", packed with songs, comedy and family fun.
 
 at Hampton Court Palace, London
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Outdoor ice rink, at Henry VIII’s Hampton Court

to Hampton Court Palace The Christmas ice-rink at Hampton Court has a spectacular backdrop — the front wing of Henry VIII's Tudor Palace.
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.
 
Thinking Drinkers at Museum of Comedy, London
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Thinking Drinkers: Around the World in 80 Drinks

to Museum of Comedy Join the Thinking Drinkers for a Christmas-themed version of "Around the World in 80 Drinks" at the Museum of Comedy.
 at Royal Botanic Gardens, London
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Night-time Christmas trail at Kew Gardens

to Royal Botanic Gardens Kew Garden's Christmas trail includes a tunnel of lights, a scented fire garden, and a North Pole village for Santa and his elves.
 
 at Geffrye Museum, London
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Christmas Past: 400 Years of Traditions

to Geffrye Museum The Geffrye's "Christmas Past" exhibition explores the origins and meanings behind 400 years of Christmas traditions.
 at Tower Bridge, London
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Swans, Gloves, Roses and Pancakes — Tower Bridge

to Tower Bridge Tower Bridge will be showing some photos of London by Martin Parr, called 'Swans, Gloves, Roses and Pancakes'.
 
This House at Garrick Theatre, London
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This House — at the 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".
 
 
 
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