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West End Shows in December

Dear Evan Hansen

Noel Coward Theatre Open Run

A superb, unmissable musical

Dear Evan Hansen, Noel Coward Theatre, London
5 star rating5 star rating5 star rating5 star rating5 star rating

After much speculation and rumour, DEAR EVAN HANSEN, Broadway's latest smash hit musical, is now playing in London's West End. Telling the story of troubled teen Evan, the six-time Tony-winning musical...

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Everybody's Talking About Jamie

Apollo Theatre Open Run

Fabulous, fresh and enormously fun homegrown musical

Everybodys Talking About Jamie, Apollo Theatre, London
5 star rating5 star rating5 star rating5 star rating5 star rating

When this exuberant new musical from The Feeling's Dan Gillespie Sells and writer Tom MacRae premiered at the Sheffield Crucible earlier in 2017, it became an instant success with both audiences and critics....

Prices from: £65

& Juliet

Shaftesbury Theatre Open Run

Fantastic new musical

 Juliet, Shaftesbury Theatre, London
5 star rating5 star rating5 star rating5 star rating5 star rating

If you've been waiting for a musical that features the hits of Britney Spears, The Backstreet Boys and The Weeknd, then your day is finally here! & Juliet, a brand new musical which features songs by extraordinaire...

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Tina - The Tina Turner Musical

Aldwych Theatre Open Run

One of the most impressive musicals I have ever seen

Tina The Tina Turner Musical, Aldwych Theatre, London
5 star rating5 star rating5 star rating5 star rating5 star rating

Biographical musicals are all the rage both on Broadway and in the West End. One of the best is this phenomenal extravaganza based on the life of iconic songstress Tina Turner. With Mamma Mia and The Iron...

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Mary Poppins

Prince Edward Theatre Until Mar 29, 2020

...a rapturous delight

Mary Poppins, Prince Edward Theatre, London
5 star rating5 star rating5 star rating5 star rating5 star rating

Everyone's favourite governess has landed in London for another magical run in the West End! Join Mary Poppins, Bert, Jane and Michael as the wonderful story of Mary Poppins comes back to life on stage!...

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Ian McKellen On Stage

Harold Pinter Theatre Until Jan 5, 2020

It's a vital performance, in every sense of the phrase, from a theatrical great who remains full of energy, passion and above all fun.

Ian McKellen On Stage, Harold Pinter Theatre, London
5 star rating5 star rating5 star rating5 star rating5 star rating

From Gandalf to King Lear Ian McKellen's long and illustrious career have left many theatre and film fans a gasp at his talent. After spending his 80th year taking this incredible one-man show on an extensive...

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Cyrano de Bergerac

Playhouse Theatre Until Feb 29, 2020

James McAvoy gives a stunningly powerful performance in this piece of pure theatre

Cyrano de Bergerac, Playhouse Theatre, London
5 star rating5 star rating5 star rating5 star rating5 star rating

Hollywood heavyweight James McAvoy returns to the West End in 2019 in the Jamie Lloyd (Betrayal, The Ruling Class) helmed revival of Edmond Rostand's 1897 play, Cyrano de Bergerac. Adapted by Martin Crimp,...

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Come From Away

Phoenix Theatre Open Run

it takes all of ten seconds to be in its generous embrace...It calls for quicksilver, charismatic acting and singing. It gets it from this versatile cast. It's an evening that, frankly, gets everything right.

Come From Away, Phoenix Theatre, London
5 star rating5 star rating5 star rating5 star rating5 star rating

Also playing on Broadway and in Toronto, this touching musical celebrating the strength of human compassion is now inspiring audiences in the West End. Created by Canadian husband and wife team Irene Snakoff...

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The Snowman

Peacock Theatre Until Jan 5, 2020

Guaranteed to melt the heart of even the most cynical Scrooge

The Snowman, Peacock Theatre, London
4.5 star rating4.5 star rating4.5 star rating4.5 star rating4.5 star rating

The wildly successful live stage adaptation of Raymond Brigg's best-loved children's cartoon makes another return to the Peacock this Christmas. On a cold winter's night, a young boy gets the surprise...

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Mamma Mia!

Novello Theatre Open Run

Sheer enjoyablility... a 5-STAR experience!

Mamma Mia, Novello Theatre, London
5 star rating5 star rating5 star rating5 star rating5 star rating

Soon-to-be-married Sophie is desperate to find her father to walk her down the aisle; unfortunately, her mother Donna has no idea who it is! After discovering three possible candidates in her mother's...

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Girl From The North Country

Gielgud Theatre Until Feb 1, 2020

BOB DYLAN's songs have never sounded so HEARTBREAKINGLY PERSONAL & UNIVERSAL. AS CLOSE AS MORTALS COME TO HEAVEN ON EARTH

Girl From The North Country, Gielgud Theatre, London
5 star rating5 star rating5 star rating5 star rating5 star rating

The unequivocal songwriting talent of Bob Dylan lends itself to this quietly wonderful play by Connor McPherson. A tribute to his career and legacy in the most perfectly Dylan way possible, Girl From The...

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Les Miserables

Sondheim Theatre Opens Dec 18, 2019

The iconic musical phenomenon is back!

Les Miserables, Sondheim Theatre, London
5 star rating5 star rating5 star rating5 star rating5 star rating

Over 70 million people have enjoyed this spectacular adaptation of Victor Hugo's masterpiece since it premiered on the West End in 1985. Now let Les Miserables sweep you too through its epic tale of passion...

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The Nutcracker

London Coliseum Until Jan 5, 2020

A Christmas cracker!

The Nutcracker, London Coliseum, London
4 star rating4 star rating4 star rating4 star rating

A tale of adventure and magic, The Nutcracker is one of the Christmas season's must-see shows and who better to perform this cherished classic than the English National Ballet. The production's beautiful...

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The Lion, The Witch and The Wardrobe

Bridge Theatre Until Feb 2, 2020

an absolutely spellbinding return to Narnia

The Lion The Witch and The Wardrobe, Bridge Theatre, London
4 star rating4 star rating4 star rating4 star rating

The Bridge Theatre conjures up C.S Lewis' magical world in this critically acclaimed adaptation of his beloved children's novel from Sally Cookson, following sell-out success at Leeds Playhouse. A captivating...

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Matilda The Musical

Cambridge Theatre Open Run

Easily the standout musical of the decade!

Matilda The Musical, Cambridge Theatre, London
5 star rating5 star rating5 star rating5 star rating5 star rating

Matilda, Roald Dahl's much-loved classic of an extraordinary child with magical powers, is given the musical treatment by the combined talents of Tim Minchin and the Royal Shakespeare Company. Winner of...

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Six

Arts Theatre Open Run

This is quite the most uplifting piece of new British musical theatre I have ever had the privilege to watch

Six, Arts Theatre, London
5 star rating5 star rating5 star rating5 star rating5 star rating

The Queens are back for 2019 with five Olivier award nominations! Henry the VIII's hunt for an heir and his love of beheadings has made him one of the most famous monarchs in Britain's history, with the...

Death Of A Salesman

Piccadilly Theatre Until Jan 4, 2020

a riveting and devastating production that breathes new life into the play

Death Of A Salesman, Piccadilly Theatre, London
5 star rating5 star rating5 star rating5 star rating5 star rating

After a sell-out run and a five-star critical reception at the Young Vic, the Marianne Elliot and Miranda Cromwell helmed production of Arthur Miller's Death of a Salesman makes a hotly anticipated West...

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Book of Mormon

Prince of Wales Theatre Open Run

The most cryingly good night out to have come along for years!

Book of Mormon, Prince of Wales Theatre, London
5 star rating5 star rating5 star rating5 star rating5 star rating

'The greatest time of a Mormon kid's life is his mission,' sings Elder Kevin Price, but things are not as the handsome and pious Elder Price predicted when he's sent to...UGANDA! From Trey Parker and Matt...

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The Play That Goes Wrong

Duchess Theatre Open Run

Immaculately staged... roused even a staid matinee audience to hysterics

The Play That Goes Wrong, Duchess Theatre, London
5 star rating5 star rating5 star rating5 star rating5 star rating

Now eyeing nearly half a decade in the West End, Mischief Theater's bonkers theatrical farce is one of the capital's most consistent audience favourites. The original production from the company, discover...

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Witness for the Prosecution

London County Hall Until Mar 29, 2020

Over a year into its, it's better than ever

Witness for the Prosecution, London County Hall, London
4 star rating4 star rating4 star rating4 star rating

Head into the surrounds of the Grand Chamber of London County Hall for this innovative staging of Agatha Christie's dazzling play that casts you as the jury in the case of the Crown versus Leonard Vole....

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Noises Off

Garrick Theatre Until Jan 4, 2020

a rib-splitting treat

Noises Off, Garrick Theatre, London
4 star rating4 star rating4 star rating4 star rating

Comedy fans rejoice as Michael Frayn's fantastic farce returns to the West End this autumn for a run at the Garrick Theatre, directed by Jeremy Herrin (Wolf Hall, Labour of Love). A love letter to backstage...

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Waitress

Adelphi Theatre Open Run

This show is the real deal

Waitress, Adelphi Theatre, London
4 star rating4 star rating4 star rating4 star rating

Broadway's sweetest treat has arrived, bringing its delicious confection of peppy songs, romance, and dramedy to the Adelphi Theatre! Adapted by Jessie Nelson from the beloved 2007 indie film by Adrienne...

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Phantom of the Opera

Her Majestys Theatre Open Run

After more than 32 years in the West End, The Phantom of the Opera continues to sound marvellous.

Phantom of the Opera, Her Majestys Theatre, London
4.5 star rating4.5 star rating4.5 star rating4.5 star rating4.5 star rating

Andrew Lloyd Webber's romantic musical is based on Gaston Leroux's gothic novel of life beneath the stage of the Paris Opera House. A mysterious masked Phantom becomes obsessed with Christine Daae, the...

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Wicked

Apollo Victoria Theatre Open Run

Wicked will entrance every generation in wonder, wit and suspense

Wicked, Apollo Victoria Theatre, London
4.5 star rating4.5 star rating4.5 star rating4.5 star rating4.5 star rating

The subversive and downright twisty hit musical follows two unlikely friends and how they become the Wicked Witch of the West and Glinda the Good Witch of the South. Based on Gregory Maguire's best-selling...

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Lion King

Lyceum Theatre Open Run

A wonderful, wonderful musical. It will touch a deep chord in anybody

Lion King, Lyceum Theatre, London
4.5 star rating4.5 star rating4.5 star rating4.5 star rating4.5 star rating

This vastly successful re-imagining of Disney's 1994 continues to conquer after nearly two decades at the Lyceum theatre. Conjuring up the African savannah in all its grand, majestic beauty, using elaborate...

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A Taste of Honey

Trafalgar Studios 1 Until Feb 29, 2020

more nimble and resonant than ever

A Taste of Honey, Trafalgar Studios 1, London
4 star rating4 star rating4 star rating4 star rating

Following its critically acclaimed UK-wide tour, English playwright Shelagh Delaney's career-defining drama returns to the West End for the first time in six decades. A rivetingly real depiction of Northern...

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Only Fools and Horses - The Musical

Theatre Royal Haymarket Until Apr 25, 2020

Loving, lively homage is an unashamedly British night out

Only Fools and Horses The Musical, Theatre Royal Haymarket, London
4 star rating4 star rating4 star rating4 star rating

After quite a few years since we bid farewell to Del Boy, Rodney and the gang from Peckham, the disaster-prone fortune finders are back, but this time in a brand new stage musical! Based on the hit TV...

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Goldilocks and the Three Bears

London Palladium Until Jan 12, 2020

Indecently good fun

Goldilocks and the Three Bears, London Palladium, London
4 star rating4 star rating4 star rating4 star rating

The famous and star-studded London Palladium pantomime returns this Christmas with Goldilocks and the Three Bears! Far from the princes and princesses, we're used to this 2019 pantomime is sure to get...

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School of Rock

Gillian Lynne Theatre Open Run

The most enjoyable few hours money can buy

School of Rock, Gillian Lynne Theatre, London
4.5 star rating4.5 star rating4.5 star rating4.5 star rating4.5 star rating

After schooling Broadway with his newest hit Andrew Lloyd Webber returns to the West End with School of Rock. Adapted from the Jack Black movie of the same name, School of Rock is set to feature his bumbling...

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Thriller - Live

Lyric Theatre Until Apr 26, 2020

A glitzy concert of song and dance...a great night out.

Thriller Live, Lyric Theatre, London
3.5 star rating3.5 star rating3.5 star rating3.5 star rating

Thriller - Live is an uplifting, feelgood show with the incredible choreography and sensational songs of Michael Jackson that everyone knows and loves. High production values, a large company on stage...

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Ghost Stories

Ambassadors Theatre Until Jan 4, 2020

An immaculately crafted evening of entertainment. Play the game and you'll have a scream.

Ghost Stories, Ambassadors Theatre, London
3.5 star rating3.5 star rating3.5 star rating3.5 star rating

Join the lightly cynical parapsychologist Mr Goodman, whose life's work is dis-proving the tales of ghostly activity he investigates. Except there are three cases that have him flummoxed. This is the chillingly...

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The Comedy About A Bank Robbery

Criterion Theatre Open Run

It's not what could go wrong; more a question of what could go right!

The Comedy About A Bank Robbery, Criterion Theatre, London
3.5 star rating3.5 star rating3.5 star rating3.5 star rating

Not content with dominating the West End with their mega-hit madcap romp The Play That Goes Wrong, Mischief Theatre bring us a criminally fun show, The Comedy About A Bank Robbery, dispelling any myths...

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9 to 5

Savoy Theatre Until Apr 4, 2020

slick and stylish

9 to 5, Savoy Theatre, London
3 star rating3 star rating3 star rating

Fire up your fax machines and get tapping at those typewriters! Dolly Parton's delightfully barmy musical adaptation of the hit 1980 revenge caper has hit the West End! Starring Caroline Sheen, Brian Conley,...

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A Christmas Carol

Old Vic Theatre Until Jan 18, 2020

not even Scrooge himself could dislike this

A Christmas Carol, Old Vic Theatre, London
5 star rating5 star rating5 star rating5 star rating5 star rating

After two triumphant runs, Jack Thorne's (the writer behind Harry Potter and the Cursed Child) joyful version of A Christmas Carol returns to The Old Vic for the 2019 festive season! Matthew Warchus returns...

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The Mousetrap

St Martins Theatre Open Run

The longest running show in the West End

The Mousetrap, St Martins Theatre, London
3.5 star rating3.5 star rating3.5 star rating3.5 star rating

In 1952, Agatha Christie's sprawling and intricate new whodunnit, The Mousetrap (based on her radio play, Three Blind Mice), opened in the West End on a very strict condition; no one was to ever give away...

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The Woman in Black

Fortune Theatre Open Run

One of the most brilliantly effective spine-chillers you will ever encounter

The Woman in Black, Fortune Theatre, London
4 star rating4 star rating4 star rating4 star rating

Celebrating 30 years of frightening audiences in the West End, the spine-chilling adaptation of Susan Hill's gothic novella The Woman in Black, is set as a play within a play. Elderly Arthur Kipps retells...

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White Christmas

Dominion Theatre Until Jan 4, 2020

The seasonal classic will warm the cockles of your heart...

White Christmas, Dominion Theatre, London
3 star rating3 star rating3 star rating

West End heartthrob Danny Mac stars in this glittering new production of Irving Berlin's classic festive musical. A popular favourite in the USA, Irving Berlin's White Christmas is an absolute must-see...

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Curtains

Wyndhams Theatre Until Jan 11, 2020

a traditional musical comedy that throws out plenty of laugh out loud one-liners and some great tunes

Curtains, Wyndhams Theatre, London

After a perfectly murderous UK tour, Rupert Holmes' musical whodunnit transfers to London this December! Starring comedian Jason Manford and with music and lyrics by musical theatre legends, Kander and...

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The Cutting Edge

The Comedy Store Open Run

If you've never seen live stand-up, make a resolution to start here

The Cutting Edge, The Comedy Store, London

Join a rotating cast of comedians for their take on the weirdest, wackiest and just plain mad news stories of the week. Featuring a hilarious mixture of satire, jokes, puns, songs and even competitions,...

Touching The Void

Duke of Yorks Theatre Until Feb 29, 2020

Nail-biting. You feel as if you've been to the ends of the earth without moving from your seat

Touching The Void, Duke of Yorks Theatre, London

Astounding and thrilling, the story of two climbers' fight for survival in the Peruvian Andes, Touching The Void transfers to the West End this winter for a strictly limited run. Based on the memoir by...

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Soho Cinders

Charing Cross Theatre Until Jan 11, 2020

Soho Cinders is packed with the best songs Stiles and Drewe have yet written, driving character, plot and wit in perfect harmony (in every sense)...

Soho Cinders, Charing Cross Theatre, London

Christmas 2019 certainly might prove the season of Cinderella productions in the capital, but none are quite like Stiles and Drewe's enchanting modern musical adaptation, dropping its slipper at the Charing...

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Austentatious

Fortune Theatre Open Run

winning and enthusiastic performances. The audience applause between scenes is politely anticipatory of what might be next. By the end, it is rapturous.

Austentatious, Fortune Theatre, London

It is a truth universally acknowledged that when one's creative output captivates across the centuries, an improv show will capitalise on it. After becoming one of the biggest draws of the Edinburgh Fringe...

Hunger

Arcola Theatre Until Dec 21, 2019

A bold adaptation of the incredible novel.

Hunger, Arcola Theatre, London

Knut Hamsun's Nobel Prize-winning novel comes to life on stage at the Arcola Theatre this winter. Based on Hamsun's own experiences of poverty, before he became one of Norway's most celebrated authors,...

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Amelie

The Other Palace Until Feb 1, 2020

I really hope London audiences will be enchanted by our little Parisian Tale. Amelie is a show about making connections, the simple acts of kindness that pull people closer

Amelie, The Other Palace, London

This Christmas the Other Palace lay on a delectable treat in the form of this vibrant musical adaptation of the five-time Oscar-nominated 2001 indie film! Charming, witty and utterly unique, Amelie takes...

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Cat In The Hat

Turbine Theatre Until Jan 11, 2020

Dr Seuss's Cat In The Hat lights up the Turbine this Christmas!

Cat In The Hat, Turbine Theatre, London

After premiering at the National Theatre in 2009 the acclaimed stage adaptation of Dr Seuss's classic Cat In The Hat returns to London this Christmas! The hit family theatre production will light up London's...

Magic Goes Wrong

Vaudeville Theatre Open Run

Penn & Teller and Mischief Theatre combine magical forces for brand new West End comedy.

Magic Goes Wrong, Vaudeville Theatre, London

From the minds behind The Play That Goes Wrong and The Comedy About A Bank Robbery comes a brand new, and disaster-prone, magic show! Co-created between the worlds most iconic magical duo Penn & Teller...

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Billionaire Boy

Bloomsbury Theatre Until Jan 5, 2020

It promises to be a brilliant show!

Billionaire Boy, Bloomsbury Theatre, London

David Walliam's novels have delighted children, and adults alike, across the world! With two of his previous books (Gangsta Granny, Awful Auntie) getting the stagey make-over it only seems right that Walliams'...

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An Act of God

The Vaults Until Jan 12, 2020

A gut-busting-funny riff on the never-ending folly of mankind.

An Act of God, The Vaults, London

The Almighty bestows her divine presence on stage at The Vaults this Christmas, offering you a chance to discover the motives behind her mysterious ways in this glorious comedy by David Javerbaum. Originally...

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Cinderella

The Vaults Until Jan 12, 2020

Festive godsend

Cinderella, The Vaults, London

Think you know the story of Cinderella? Well think again as this totally new production, from the minds behind Not Too Tame and writer Luke Barnes, is sure to surprise you! Join all your favourite Cinderalla...

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King Gong

The Comedy Store Open Run

An open night mic, with a difference!

King Gong, The Comedy Store, London

A comedy night so brutally famous that even safely established comedians quake in their boots at a mere mention of it, The Comedy Store's King Gong is quite something to behold. Each week, 30 new acts...

The Barricade Boys - Christmas Cabaret

The Other Palace Until Dec 28, 2019

These guys are fantastic... DON'T miss this show!

The Barricade Boys Christmas Cabaret, The Other Palace, London

To the Other Palace! The Barricade Boys are back with a fabulous new show this Christmas. Made up of stars of Les Miserables in its various iterations, including the Hollywood film and the West End production,...

The Wolf of Wall Street

The Immersive Wolf of Wall Street Until Jan 19, 2020

Make it rain at The Wolf of Wall Street immersive experience!

The Wolf of Wall Street, The Immersive Wolf of Wall Street, London

The story of stockbroker Jordan Belfort comes into vivid life in this brand new and totally immersive experience! A multi-millionaire by the age of 26 and a federal convict by 36 Belfort's story has taken...

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Peter Pan Goes Wrong

Alexandra Palace Until Jan 5, 2020

Technically challenging and hilariously funny. We were in tears of laughter.

Peter Pan Goes Wrong, Alexandra Palace, London

Oh dear, it looks as if the Cornley Polytechnic Drama Society is up to its old tricks again, only this time the clumsy theatre troupe have decided to take on J.M Barrie's beloved classic, in only the way...

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Fame

Troubadour Wembley Dec 21, 2019 - Jan 26, 2020

Fame! I'm gonna live forever!

Fame, Troubadour Wembley, London

The worldwide smash hit, Fame is returning for another dance-tastic run in London! After embarking on a huge UK tour through 2018/2019 and a sell-out run at the Peacock Theatre, the latest revival of this...

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The Greatest Play in the History of the World

Trafalgar Studios 2 Until Jan 4, 2020

A love letter to life

The Greatest Play in the History of the World, Trafalgar Studios 2, London

British TV legend Julie Hesmondhalgh (Coronation Street, Broadchurch) is stepping onto the London stage this November as she stars in The Greatest Play in the History of the World. Written by Ian Kershaw...

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I Wanna Be Yours

Bush Theatre Until Jan 18, 2020

A touching portrayal of modern relationships.

I Wanna Be Yours, Bush Theatre, London

Zia Ahmed's debut play gets its premiere at the Bush Theatre this December. Charting the ups and downs of one long-distance relationship I Wanna Be Yours is a touching portrayal of a modern love story...

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La Clique

Christmas in Leicester Square Until Jan 4, 2020

A night of naughtiness and laughter with La Clique!

La Clique, Christmas in Leicester Square, London

Following a world tour which gained international acclaim, and a decade on from winning an Olivier Award for Best Entertainment, the multi-award-winning La Clique makes its return to the West End with...

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Macbeth

National Theatre, Olivier Open Run

Rory Kinnear returns to the National in 2018

Macbeth, National Theatre Olivier, London

Anne-Marie Duff and Rory Kinnear lead Shakespeare's murderous tragedy when it returns to the National in 2018, directed by Rufus Norris. Marking Kinnear's return to the NT since his star turn in 2016's...

Jeff Wayne's War of The Worlds: The Immersive Experience

The Hallmark Building Until Mar 31, 2020

A total must-see

Jeff Waynes War of The Worlds The Immersive Experience, The Hallmark Building, London

You've read the book, you've heard the album, you've seen the musical... now it's time to experience it live as Jeff Wayne's musical version of H.G Well's iconic sci-fi novel, War of the Worlds gets an...

The Snow Queen

Park Theatre Until Jan 4, 2020

The Park theatre presents The Snow Queen!

The Snow Queen, Park Theatre, London

It's time to forget Disney's Frozen (for now at least) as the Park Theatre brings you the original Hans Christan Andersen fairytale, that inspired the mega-hit, this Christmastime! From the creative team...

Oi Frog & Friends

Lyric Theatre Until Jan 5, 2020

The most outstanding children's book

Oi Frog Friends, Lyric Theatre, London

The delightfully barmy bestselling children's book series from Kes Gray and Jim Field makes its stage debut this Christmas in the capital. Adapted by Emma Earle, Zoe Squire, Luke Bateman and Richy Hughs,...

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Variant 31

Variant 31 Until Dec 31, 2019

With 150 actors and the promise of fancy wearable technology - not to mention four dedicated bars - the show, from Transatlantic immersive horror specialists Big Dreamer Productions, sounds like a pretty fancy affair... but only if you're extremely brave

Variant 31, Variant 31, London

Calling all video gamers and immersive theatre fans! The two worlds are colliding during the hotly anticipated West End debut of Variant 31, a fully-interactive 'survival' experience that'll keep the adrenaline...

A Kind of People

Jerwood Theatre Downstairs Until Jan 18, 2020

It's familiar territory for Bhatti who is adept at pulling off the veils of respectability to uncover the ugly truths at the heart of relationships.

A Kind of People, Jerwood Theatre Downstairs, London

Emerging British Sikh writer Gurpreet Kaur Bhatti has received much critical acclaim for her contributions to stage, screen and theatre, which also include a previous stint at the Royal Court with heartwarming...

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Master Harold and the Boys

National Theatre, Lyttelton Until Dec 17, 2019

Lucian Msamati, natty in white jacket and black pumps, delivers the words like a poem of possibility. He is such a wonderful actor, really one of our very best, and he is magnificent here, quietly registering every moment of feeling

Master Harold and the Boys, National Theatre Lyttelton, London

Initially banned in his home country upon its release in the early 80s, South African protest playwright Athol Fugard's seminal work Master Harold and the Boys is currently receiving rave reviews at the...

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Ghost Quartet

Boulevard Theatre Until Jan 4, 2020

Mr. Malloy and company find new ways for guaranteeing that this exultant production's melody lingers on, in the finest tradition of phantoms that never say die.

Ghost Quartet, Boulevard Theatre, London

Soho's brand new Boulevard Theatre opens its doors with the stunning UK premiere of Ghost Quartet, the soaring modern fairy tale written by Dave Malloy, the Tony-nominated writer of the critically acclaimed...

Measure for Measure

Barbican Theatre Until Jan 16, 2020

It is easily the best Shakespeare production of the Stratford summer.

Measure for Measure, Barbican Theatre, London

Following a critically acclaimed run at the Royal Shakespeare Theatre in Stratford-Upon-Avon, RSC artistic director Gregory Doran's visceral iteration of Measure for Measure lights up the Barbican Theatre...

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The Taming of the Shrew

Barbican Theatre Until Jan 18, 2020

Deftly provocative and exuberantly entertaining

The Taming of the Shrew, Barbican Theatre, London

Its the age old battle of the sexes but not as we know it! Rising theatre maker and RSC affiliate Justin Audibert reflects the changing times in his bold new revamp of The Bard's audacious tale of gender,...

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The Snail and the Wale

Apollo Theatre Until Jan 5, 2020

From the minds of Julia Donaldson and Axel Scheffler, the award-winning writers behind the children's fiction phenomenon The Gruffalo, comes The Snail and The Wale, an all new animal adventure that springs from the page and onto the stage for a very spec

The Snail and the Wale, Apollo Theatre, London

From the minds of Julia Donaldson and Axel Scheffler, the award-winning writers behind the children's fiction phenomenon The Gruffalo, comes The Snail and The Wale, an all new animal adventure that springs...

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Peppa Pig

Duke of Yorks Theatre Until Jan 5, 2020

A rollicking, all singing, dancing interactive adventure.

Peppa Pig, Duke of Yorks Theatre, London

Peppa Pig returns to the West End for her 8th consecutive Christmas. In this new show Peppa, George and pals are heading out on a brand new adventure - The Best Day Ever! With charming new fun, games and...

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As You Like It

Barbican Theatre Until Jan 16, 2020

The eternal madness of desire is infectiously relayed

As You Like It, Barbican Theatre, London

No RSC season would be complete without a trip into the sumptuous, miasmatic forests of our dear William Shakespeare's fertile mind. Directed by up and coming theatre maker Kimberly Sykes, a riotous new...

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The Arrival

Bush Theatre Until Jan 18, 2020

Following his hit productions of 'The Brothers Size' and 'Barber Shop Chronicles', director Bijan Sheibani has written his first play.

The Arrival, Bush Theatre, London

A driving force behind the UK theatre scene with critically acclaimed West End shows The Brothers Size, Barbershop Chronicles and Moonlight under his belt, Olivier Award-winning director Bijan Sheibani...

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Translations

National Theatre, Olivier Until Dec 18, 2019

A flawless production. A culture-clash masterpiece.

Translations, National Theatre Olivier, London

The National Theatre brings back their exquisite revival of Brian Friel's modern classic following it's sell-out success last year. Starring Ciaran Hinds and Fra Free and directed by Ian Rickson, Translations...

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Martha, Josie and the Chinese Elvis

Park Theatre Until Jan 4, 2020

Quirky and kinky, and with a rocking Elvis soundtrack, this sweet yet saucy celebration of life's outsiders is the perfect 'adults only' alternative Christmas treat.

Martha Josie and the Chinese Elvis, Park Theatre, London

A comedy with gumption wings its way to London's champion of Off-West End stagecraft The Park Theatre this winter! Winner of the 1998 Pearson Best Play Award, quirky comedy Martha, Josie and The Chinese...

Hamilton

Victoria Palace Theatre Open Run

"The Greatest Show on Earth", one paper declared the other day. C'mon! But seriously folks, there's going to be more where that came from, because - lock up your doubters: I have to report that it really is as good as we've been told

Hamilton, Victoria Palace Theatre, London
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It's the musical that has bowled over Broadway, an all out smash-hit epic that traverses the life of one Alexander Hamilton, one of America's Founding Fathers, who took on the might of the British and...

ZSL London Zoo

ZSL London Zoo Open Run

With so much to see and do, a visit to ZSL London Zoo is the perfect day out for people of all ages.

ZSL London Zoo, ZSL London Zoo, London
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Whether you love animals cuddly, scary, creepy, slinky, big or small, old or very young, you are bound to be thrilled by at least one of the 750 species of animal at ZSL London Zoo. Nestled within Regent's...

London Dungeon

London Dungeon Open Run

A ghoulishly great time!

London Dungeon, London Dungeon, London
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What's scarier than stepping into the London Dungeon? Knowing that all the horrors within are all based on real historical events! London's grisly past is brought to creeptastically realistic life by London...

Nativity - The Musical

Eventim Hammersmith Apollo Until Dec 29, 2019

a warm-hearted family show with lively performances, great songs, brilliant sets and lots of cheer and good will

Nativity The Musical, Eventim Hammersmith Apollo, London

Your favourite school is back on stage for 2019! Mr. Maddens has been tasked with directing St. Bernadette's Christmas Nativity, a task that is not for the faint-hearted. To make matters worse Mr. Maddens...

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The Red Shoes

Sadlers Wells Theatre Until Jan 18, 2020

The double Olivier award-winning show returns!

The Red Shoes, Sadlers Wells Theatre, London

Matthew Bourne's Olivier award-winning The Red Shoes returns to the Sadler's Wells this Christmas. Based on the 1948 Powell and Pressburger film, which is in turn based on the tragic fairytale by Hans...

Elf: The Musical

Wembley Arena Until Dec 23, 2019

"A ridiculous hoot... the show has a core of genuine, touching charm and innocence."

Elf The Musical, Wembley Arena, London
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Buddy the Elf is stepping into Wembley's huge arena this Christmas, all the way from the North Pole, starring the hilarious Tam Ryan as Buddy and Coronation Street's Kym Marsh as Buddy's girlfriend. This...

Sleepless

Venue To Be Confirmed Open Run

The iconic Eighties movie is reincarnated as a new musical!

Sleepless, Venue To Be Confirmed, London

London's West End gets a taste of both Seattle and the Big Apple when this new musical adaptation of Nora Ephron's iconic Eighties romance movie arrives next year. Following years of speculation, Sleepless...

Midnight Movie

Royal Court Theatre Until Dec 21, 2019

Experimental playwright Eve Leigh is becoming an increasingly intriguing voice in UK theatre.

Midnight Movie, Royal Court Theatre, London

Innovative playwright Eve Leigh takes us into the heart of the online experience, namely the identities we create for ourselves in this exciting new venture premiering at the Royal Court this winter. Layering...

Superstar

Southwark Playhouse Until Dec 21, 2019

Going to see this show is an absolute no brainer.

Superstar, Southwark Playhouse, London

Fresh from a fabulously successful sell-out run at Edinburgh Festival, Nicola Wren brings her hilarious one-woman show to the Southwark Playhouse, introducing London audiences to her heart-warming and...

The Crystal Maze Live Experience

The Crystal Maze Experience Until Apr 30, 2020

Exhilarating ride is worth every penny

The Crystal Maze Live Experience, The Crystal Maze Experience, London

Grab your family, friends or work colleagues for this unique and totally wild event! Based on the hit TV show, challenge yourself and your team like never before as you battle it out to become the ultimate...

Sherlock Holmes

Venue To Be Confirmed Open Run

Our version of Sherlock Holmes will have all the elements that fans want and expect, but with new twists and turns and plenty of surprises.....

Sherlock Holmes, Venue To Be Confirmed, London

Watson! The Game is afoot! The world's most famous sleuth is about to get a brand-new stage play adaptation on Broadway in 2017, then headed back over to the West End, at a venue yet to be confirmed....

Ripley's Believe It or Not

Ripley's Believe It Or Not London Open Run

There is much at Ripley's to enjoy and I suspect that children, especially, will love it.

Ripleys Believe It or Not, Ripleys Believe It Or Not London, London

For fans of the weird, wonderful and downright bonkers, venture into Ripley's London where over 700 exhibits wait to be discovered. Here you can experience the dark and irregular sides of art, foreign...

Whitney - Queen of the Night

Savoy Theatre Until Dec 15, 2019

At all times, there is a hugely enjoyable familiarity and relaxed atmosphere that entices everyone to join in the celebration of Whitney's legacy by singing along.

Whitney Queen of the Night, Savoy Theatre, London

Selling more records and receiving more awards than any other female singer of the 20th century, Whitney Houston and her set of powerhouse vocal pipes redefined the phrase pop diva. Celebrating her incredible...

Shakespeare's Globe Theatre Tour & Exhibition

Shakespeares Globe Theatre Tour Open Run

The capital at its very best

Shakespeares Globe Theatre Tour Exhibition, Shakespeares Globe Theatre Tour, London

Get schooled in Shakespeare with The Globe Exhibition, London's ultimate guide to The Bard. Packed full of video, artifacts and practical reconstructions, it takes you back in time to the raucous streets...

London Eye

London Eye Open Run

The most famous Ferris wheel in the world

London Eye, London Eye, London

Since opening in March 2000 The London Eye (formerly The Millennium Wheel) has become an iconic landmark and a symbol of modern Britain. The London Eye is the UK's most popular paid-for visitor attraction,...

SEA LIFE London Aquarium

London Aquarium Open Run

The SEALIFE London Aquarium underwent a 5 million pound refurbishment and transformed into Sea Life London Aquarium in 2009, and still continues to improve

SEA LIFE London Aquarium, London Aquarium, London

Situated next to the London Eye at County Hall, this mega aquarium is the jewel in the crown of the 28 Sea Life Centres throughout the UK and Europe. You will be taken on a truly fascinating journey from...

View From The Shard

The Shard Open Run

The mangled, magnificent history and scale of the city is on full display.

View From The Shard, The Shard, London

No matter where you are in London, there is one sight that you will always see, towering above the rest of the skyline majestically. We are of course talking about the Shard building at London Bridge,...

London Eye River Cruise

London Eye River Cruise Open Run

The live commentary is superb and everyone who takes this river cruise will learn something new about one of theattractions they pass.

London Eye River Cruise, London Eye River Cruise, London

All aboard for this history and view-packed circular cruise which launches from just underneath the London Eye! In 40 minutes, you will be sweeping along the Thames taking in the sights and sounds of London...

Hampton Court Palace

Hampton Court Palace Open Run

Henry VIII's epic palace!

Hampton Court Palace, Hampton Court Palace, London

This huge red-brick palace sprawls in lush green grounds of Surrey and was Henry VIII's favourite dwelling in all of England! The grand rooms are fit for a king, decorated with paintings, velvet drapes...

Madame Tussauds

Madame Tussauds Open Run

Experience the glittering world of fame for a day, and more!

Madame Tussauds, Madame Tussauds, London

Get up close and personal with your favourite faces from the worlds of film, music, sport, history and more at the world-famous Madame Tussauds, one of London's premiere tourist attractions! Founded by...

Kew Gardens

Kew Royal Botanic Gardens Open Run

Explore the world's most famous garden!

Kew Gardens, Kew Royal Botanic Gardens, London

Founded in 1840 by Lord Capel John of Tewkesbury, Kew Gardens remains one of the capital's most popular and unique attractions. A vast expanse that covers some 300 acres, Kew comprises numerous greenhouses,...

Harry Potter And The Cursed Child

Palace Theatre Open Run

So this is Dickens, with magic. It's a raunchless Game of Thrones with heart. Crucially, it's authentic Potter but, most importantly, it's new. It's not the movie of the book. It's the real deal, live in front of you, so much better than any film could b

Harry Potter And The Cursed Child, Palace Theatre, London

Brace yourselves London, JK Rowling has blessed us with another foray into the Potterverse, announcing that new play 'Harry Potter And The Cursed Child' will apparate into The Palace Theatre sometime next...

Tower of London

Tower of London Open Run

Step back in time!

Tower of London, Tower of London, London

Step back in history to experience life in the Middle Ages, at the most famous of Britain's fortresses and places of execution, as well as the home of the Crown Jewels. You can choose to take a guided...

Kensington Palace

Kensington Palace Open Run

What was once a stuffy and frustrating member of the Historic Royal Palaces to visit is now accessible, lively, intriguing and very, very modern.

Kensington Palace, Kensington Palace, London

Kensington Palace is synonymous with the generations of stylish royal women who have called it their home: where Queen Victoria was born and raised; Queens Mary, Anne and Caroline held court; and the royal...

Windsor Castle

Windsor Castle Open Run

An official royal residence for over 900 years

Windsor Castle, Windsor Castle, London

The oldest inhabited castle in the world, Windsor Castle is an official royal residence of Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II. Home to the British Royal family since the reign of Henry I, the castle, which...

Original London Sightseeing Tour

The Original London Visitor Centre Open Run

The best way to see London

Original London Sightseeing Tour, The Original London Visitor Centre, London

London is one of the most tourist-friendly cities in the world, with every square mile of the capital absolutely packed with iconic buildings, new and old. And there's no better way to see it all than...

The Boy Friend

Menier Chocolate Factory Until Mar 7, 2020

a no-brainer, a gorgeous fantasy that demands you suspend meaningful thought while your heart claps along to its syncopated rhythms.

The Boy Friend, Menier Chocolate Factory, London

Bust those winter blues with this ever-delightful warm-hearted comedy, revived for its first major London run in a decade. Starring Janie Dee and Adrian Edmonson, let yourself be swept back to the roaring...

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