December 2017

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West End Shows in December

Young Frankenstein

Garrick Theatre Open Run

"If you don't find Young Frankenstein a satisfyingly hilarious night in the theatre, you might want to get your vital signs checked: this is the funniest West End musical since The Producers."

Young Frankenstein, Garrick Theatre, London
5 star rating5 star rating5 star rating5 star rating5 star rating

Mel Brooks brings his hugely successful 2007 re-imagining of Young Frankenstein to the West End, following its critically acclaimed run on Broadway, and the following US tour.

Prices from: £25

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: £25

The Snowman

Peacock Theatre Until Dec 31, 2017

It is the best kids show in the UK for Christmas by far!

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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Oslo

Harold Pinter Theatre Until Dec 30, 2017

"Witty, gripping, Shakespearean in scope. Delivered by a flawless ensemble"

Oslo, Harold Pinter Theatre, London
5 star rating5 star rating5 star rating5 star rating5 star rating

A new transfer from Broadway is winging its way into the Harold Pinter Theatre this October, following a limited run at the National Theatre. JT Rogers's Oslo, one of 2016's best reviewed plays first premiered...

Prices from: £15

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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An American in Paris

Dominion Theatre Until Jan 6, 2018

"Christopher Wheeldon's superb show is a riot of colour and movement, with irresistible dance routines and a wealth of Gershwin classics"

An American in Paris, Dominion Theatre, London
5 star rating5 star rating5 star rating5 star rating5 star rating

To be young and restless in Paris is a dream for many of us, but in the late 1940's, it's Jerry Mulligan's life. After escaping the horrors of the war, he moves to the city of romance in the hopes of avoiding...

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Les Miserables

Queens Theatre Open Run

Celebrating 31 years in the West End!

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

Over 65 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 6, 2018

"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...

A Christmas Carol

Old Vic Theatre Until Jan 20, 2018

BAFTA winning Ifans is the latest star to play Scrooge!

A Christmas Carol, Old Vic Theatre, London
4 star rating4 star rating4 star rating4 star rating

BAFTA Award-winning Welsh actor Rhys Ifans takes on the iconic role of Ebenezer Scrooge this Christmas, in a brand-new production created by Jack Thorne, the Olivier-winning playwright behind Harry Potter...

Prices from: £35

Dreamgirls

Savoy Theatre Open Run

Fantastically entertaining ride on a showbiz rollercoaster

Dreamgirls, Savoy Theatre, London
5 star rating5 star rating5 star rating5 star rating5 star rating

Don't miss this musical biopic based on the story of The Supremes. The musical first hit the Broadway stage in 1981 and in 2005 enjoyed an adaptation to the big screen starring Beyonce Knowles, Jennifer...

Prices from: £20

Ink

Duke of Yorks Theatre Until Jan 6, 2018

Hold the front page - Sun play is a five-star smash

Ink, Duke of Yorks Theatre, London
5 star rating5 star rating5 star rating5 star rating5 star rating

One of 2017's most lauded plays, James Graham's searing portrait of a young Rupert Murdoch and the rise of The Sun newspaper transfers to the West End this autumn. Pulling in a cosmos of all star ratings...

Prices from: £20

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...

Prices from: £60

Glengarry Glen Ross

Playhouse Theatre Until Feb 3, 2018

Christian Slater does a fine job of showing how well slick talk can mask lies and viciousness!

Glengarry Glen Ross, Playhouse Theatre, London
4 star rating4 star rating4 star rating4 star rating

David Mamet's searing look at the cost of greed and the lure of riches makes a welcome return to London this autumn in this new production led by Christian Slater and Kris Marshall. Considered a modern...

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Witness for the Prosecution

London County Hall Open Run

"Lucy Bailey's production of Agatha Christie's ingenious courtroom drama fits perfectly in this debating chamber"

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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Aladdin

Prince Edward Theatre Open Run

"Aladdin is exactly what you wish for!"

Aladdin, Prince Edward Theatre, London
4 star rating4 star rating4 star rating4 star rating

In an exotic, faraway land, one young pauper's life is about to change with the luck of an ancient lamp - and you're invited to join this magic carpet ride! Based on the hit Disney classic movie Aladdin,...

Prices from: £30

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 hit adventure film has seen 70 worldwide productions and is now on its first national UK tour. The Lion King conjures up the African savannah in all...

Prices from: £40

Five Guys Named Moe

Marble Arch Theatre Until Mar 24, 2018

"This revival lets the good times roll"

Five Guys Named Moe, Marble Arch Theatre, London
4.5 star rating4.5 star rating4.5 star rating4.5 star rating4.5 star rating

The irresistible music of Louis Jordan, composer, and saxophonist, is the focus of this revival from Underbelly and Cameron Mackintosh. First seen in 1990, Five Guys Named Moe is an exuberant tribute to...

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Phantom of the Opera

Her Majestys Theatre Open Run

I'm not sure any show 'deserves' to be the most successful entertainment event of all time, but I'll hand this to the current holder of that title, "The Phantom of the Opera" - it still works hard for its audience.

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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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 Sofia is desperate to find her father to walk her down the aisle; unfortunately, her mother Donna has no idea who it it, one of three men as Sofia discovers in an uncovered diary. She...

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Stomp

Ambassadors Theatre Until Jan 7, 2018

Endlessly inventive awesome

Stomp, Ambassadors Theatre, London
4 star rating4 star rating4 star rating4 star rating

It's not just noise - this British sensation makes music from using mundane objects such as brooms, dustpan lids, and even shopping trolleys. This unique show combines elements of theatre, dance, comedy,...

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Annie

Piccadilly Theatre Until Jan 6, 2018

"Just what London needs right now"

Annie, Piccadilly Theatre, London
4 star rating4 star rating4 star rating4 star rating

Leapin' lizards! Little Orphan Annie returns to the West End after nearly two decades to bring her sunshine personality to this brand new production. Heart-warming and dripping with charm and catchy songs,...

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Slava's Snowshow

Royal Festival Hall Dec 18, 2017 - Jan 4, 2018

"Theatrical brilliance!"

Slavas Snowshow, Royal Festival Hall, London
4.5 star rating4.5 star rating4.5 star rating4.5 star rating4.5 star rating

This international award-winning hit is now considered one of London's leading Christmas shows, having delighted theatregoers worldwide for over two decades. It's theatre like you've never experienced...

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School of Rock

New London Theatre Open Run

The most enjoyable few hours money can buy

School of Rock, New London 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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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
5 star rating5 star rating5 star rating5 star rating5 star rating

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...

A Woman of No Importance

Vaudeville Theatre Until Dec 30, 2017

Dromgoole's revival takes the mothballs out of the melodrama.

A Woman of No Importance, Vaudeville Theatre, London
3.5 star rating3.5 star rating3.5 star rating3.5 star rating

Former Artistic Director of the Globe Dominic Dromgoole heads a new year-long season in celebration of Oscar Wilde with his new theatre company Classic Spring. Opening the event is A Woman of No Importance...

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The Comedy About A Bank Robbery

Criterion Theatre Until Apr 1, 2018

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 brand new show, The Comedy About A Bank Robbery, dispelling any myths that...

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Thriller - Live

Lyric Theatre Open Run

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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Big Fish

The Other Palace Until Dec 31, 2017

A delightfully old-fashioned musical based on Daniel Wallace's beloved novel.

Big Fish, The Other Palace, London
3.5 star rating3.5 star rating3.5 star rating3.5 star rating

This Christmas, 'Frasier' star Kelsey Grammer comes to London in this fantastical new musical adaptation of Big Fish. Helmed by Nigel Harman (Shrek), the story is based on the eclectic movie by Tim Burton...

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The Woman in White

Charing Cross Theatre Until Feb 10, 2018

...the 19th century really comes alive in this production; it's all gothic chill and thick mist.

The Woman in White, Charing Cross Theatre, London
3 star rating3 star rating3 star rating

This gothic Victorian thriller finally returns to London this winter in its first major revival that also features the premiere of the newly revised score from Andrew Lloyd Webber and David Zippels. Based...

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Daisy Pulls It Off

Park Theatre Until Jan 13, 2018

This Daisy is a delight, stupendously silly but completely charming

Daisy Pulls It Off, Park Theatre, London
4 star rating4 star rating4 star rating4 star rating

An absolute must-see for anybody who loved the Enid Blyton school stories of Malory Towers or St Clares, Denise Deegan's delicious satire on 1920s girls' boarding schools is a zippy and heartharming affair,...

Rob Kemp: The Elvis Dead

Soho Theatre Until Jan 20, 2018

Twisted genius.

Rob Kemp The Elvis Dead, Soho Theatre, London
4 star rating4 star rating4 star rating4 star rating

Marrying his two loves, horror movies and Elvis Presley, The Elvis Dead is the brainchild of Rob Kemp the relatively new playwright who was nominated for the Best Newcomer Award at the 2017 Edinburgh Fringe....

The Mousetrap

St Martins Theatre Open Run

Join the millions who have already discovered whodunit, but will not share their secret...

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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Heisenberg: The Uncertainty Principle

Wyndhams Theatre Until Jan 6, 2018

Anne-Marie Duff and Kenneth Cranham are excellent in an immaculately designed production of Simon Stephens' fable about love and physics

Heisenberg The Uncertainty Principle, Wyndhams Theatre, London
3 star rating3 star rating3 star rating

Anne-Marie Duff and Kenneth Cranham bring this subtle yet absorbing two-hander to London this winter starring as an oddly matched couple for whom a chance meeting at St. Pancras will change their lives...

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42nd Street

Theatre Royal Drury Lane Open Run

"It's an extraordinary thing, crammed with songs by Al Dubin and Harry Warren, full of the sound and fury of tapping feet, illuminated by dazzling colour."

42nd Street, Theatre Royal Drury Lane, London
4 star rating4 star rating4 star rating4 star rating

In 2017, the West End sees one of Broadway's original high-kicking musicals return to London. 42nd Street will sing and dance its way back into the Theatre Royal Drury Lane - arriving over 30 years after...

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The Exorcist

Phoenix Theatre Until Mar 10, 2018

What an excellent day for an Exorcism

The Exorcist, Phoenix Theatre, London
2.5 star rating2.5 star rating2.5 star rating

Are you ready for a good old fashioned fright-fest? Just in time for Halloween (otherwise known as the greatest holiday of the year) Birmingham Rep and No Man's Land director Sean Mathias will scare you...

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Goats

Royal Court Theatre Until Dec 30, 2017

Goats has the potential to be a fascinating and illuminating piece

Goats, Royal Court Theatre, London
3 star rating3 star rating3 star rating

In a small town in Syria, soldiers are treated as heroes and starving families are fed on propaganda. One party-leader strikes upon the idea to give the gift of a goat to every family that loses a son.

La Soiree

Aldwych Theatre Until Feb 3, 2018

Good nights out don't get much better than this

La Soiree, Aldwych Theatre, London
3.5 star rating3.5 star rating3.5 star rating3.5 star rating

Christmas goes cabaret at the Aldwych! One of the best ways to leave the winter chills at the door and get hot under the collar, leave your inhibitions at the door for a uniquely London evening out (or...

Prices from: £25

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 27 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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Hamilton

Victoria Palace Theatre Open Run

"Yes, it really is that good. A show about young rebels grabbing and shaping the future of an unformed country, "Hamilton" is making its own resonant history by changing the language of musicals."

Hamilton, Victoria Palace Theatre, London

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...

Dick Whittington

London Palladium Until Jan 14, 2018

It wouldn't be Christmas without a Panto!

Dick Whittington, London Palladium, London

Following the resounding success of 2016's Cinderella, Qdos Entertainment returns to mount a brand new production of that panto classic, Dick Whittington starring actual West End Royalty Elaine Paige and...

Nativity - The Musical

Eventim Hammersmith Apollo Until Dec 17, 2017

The perfect family show for the festive season!

Nativity The Musical, Eventim Hammersmith Apollo, London

Your favourite school is back, but this time on stage! 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....

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Austentatious

Piccadilly Theatre Until Feb 13, 2018

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

Austentatious, Piccadilly 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...

Kinky Boots

Adelphi Theatre Open Run

"Broadway sends a British film back home as a hit musical that's as fun as it is frequently fabulous."

Kinky Boots, Adelphi Theatre, London

Winner of SIX Tony Awards, three Oliviers and nominated for seven, Cyndi Lauper's high-heeled musical is finally open on the West End, having seen a barnstorming reception on Broadway. Based on 2005 film...

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The Grinning Man

Trafalgar Studios 1 Open Run

The Grinning Man is a weird and wonderful, dark delight.

The Grinning Man, Trafalgar Studios 1, London

A strange new act has arrived at the Stokes Croft Fair, the home of an array of interesting and grotesque characters. Grinpayne and his hideously scarred face soon captures the interests and the hearts...

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The Ferryman

Gielgud Theatre Until May 19, 2018

"It is thrilling to know that wider audiences will now have a chance to see this extraordinary new work from one of our most important writers."

The Ferryman, Gielgud Theatre, London

Following a successful run at The Royal Court, Jez Butterworth's much anticipated new play transfers part and parcel to the West End's Gielgud Theatre. Promising to be as monumental as 2009's Jerusalem,...

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Girl From The North Country

Noel Coward Theatre Dec 29, 2017 - Mar 31, 2018

"It resembles nothing so much as a collection of meticulously rendered short stories, soaked in quiet melancholy. There's a faint shimmer of self-conscious American mythologizing - was poverty really ever so poetically elegant? - but no matter. Because th

Girl From The North Country, Noel Coward Theatre, London

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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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,...

Matthew Bourne's Cinderella

Sadlers Wells Theatre Until Jan 27, 2018

Wonderful. A perfect treat. Bourne's vision is glorious

Matthew Bournes Cinderella, Sadlers Wells Theatre, London

After last year's stunning adaptation of The Red Shoes, Matthew Bourne once again returns to the fairytale realm with this revival of his beloved Cinderella from New Adventures. Moving the action from...

Prices from: £45

Box of Delights

Wilton's Music Hall Until Jan 6, 2018

The classic tale brought to life.

Box of Delights, Wiltons Music Hall, London

John Masefield's much-loved classic tale is being brought to life in this World Stage Premiere. Starring Olivier-award winner Matthew Kelly and three-time nominated Josefina Gabrielle, it's a holiday adventure...

The Barricade Boys - Christmas Cabaret

The Other Palace Until Dec 23, 2017

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,...

A Christmas Carol at Scrooge's Parlour

Scrooges Parlour Until Dec 31, 2017

Eat, Drink and Be Merry with A Christmas Carol.

A Christmas Carol at Scrooges Parlour, Scrooges Parlour, London

What doesn't scream Christmas like A Christmas Carol? Couple the most festive show of the year with a traditional feast and you've got the perfect Christmas event of 2017! The Flanagan Collective brings...

Wilde Creatures

Vaudeville Theatre Dec 15 - 31, 2017

Tall Stories sets the benchmark for children’s theatre

Wilde Creatures, Vaudeville Theatre, London

Wilde's fairytale world is brought to dazzling life in this new adaptation from Tall Stories theatre company that forms part of Dominic Dromgoole's year long Oscar Wilde season. Billed as a new musical...

Jack and the Beanstalk

Lyric Hammersmith Until Jan 6, 2018

Londons best panto. A rip-roaring re-doing of the classic tale whose spirit will last forever.

Jack and the Beanstalk, Lyric Hammersmith, London

Joel Horwood is grabbing the festive reins and is taking us on a classic panto adventure; to the land where beanstalks grow taller than the clouds, geese lay golden eggs, gigantic giants and a lad named...

Motown - The Musical

Shaftesbury Theatre Open Run

"Motown the Musical may just be the ultimate jukebox musical"

Motown The Musical, Shaftesbury Theatre, London

Motown is the big Broadway musical which tells the story of America's greatest record label. With a book by founder Berry Gordy, this dazzling musical is bursting at the seams with iconic tracks from The...

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Mischief Movie Night

Arts Theatre Until Jan 27, 2018

Mischief Theatre are returning to their comedy roots in Mischief Movie Night!

Mischief Movie Night, Arts Theatre, London

This Christmas, Mischief Theatre is bringing the audience's suggestions to the stage... Literally! The company which brought us the award-winning shows 'The Play That Goes Wrong' and 'Peter Pan Goes Wrong'...

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Julius Caesar

Barbican Theatre Until Jan 20, 2018

Shakespeare's play of ultimate betrayal.

Julius Caesar, Barbican Theatre, London

Who will win the race to claim the empire? Julius Caesar returns from war, the all-victorious emperor of Rome but mutiny is rumbling through the corridors of power. This Shakespeare classic is full of...

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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...

Six

Arts Theatre Dec 18, 2017 - Jan 22, 2018

Divorced, beheaded, died... divorced, beheaded, survived!

Six, Arts Theatre, London

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 tale of his six unfortunate wives the stock of any school history...

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Black Cat Cabaret

Christmas in Leicester Square Until Dec 31, 2017

A show that's as sinister as it is glamorous

Black Cat Cabaret, Christmas in Leicester Square, London

As part of Christmas in Leicester Square, Canadian burlesque troupe Black Cat Cabaret will be bringing their characteristically dark and heady show to London this festive season. Led by their 'compère...

Titus Andronicus

Barbican Theatre Until Jan 19, 2018

A sharp, confident and imaginative modern-dress reading.

Titus Andronicus, Barbican Theatre, London

Blanche McIntyre brings this classic into the modern day, providing a chilling and contemporary outlook onto 2017. Titus Andronicus returns from a 10-year war where he lost 21 sons. Feeling betrayed by...

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Christmas with the Rat Pack

Theatre Royal Haymarket Until Jan 6, 2018

Look who's back!

Christmas with the Rat Pack, Theatre Royal Haymarket, London

This Christmas, a little Las Vegas sparkle will headed to the West End, with the return of the popular tribute revue show! Step back in time to one of the most dazzlingly glamorous periods in entertainment...

Beginning

National Theatre, Dorfman Open Run

Official dates to be confirmed!

Beginning, National Theatre Dorfman, London

A world premiere romantic comedy floats into the Dorfman Theatre at the National this October! Directed by Polly Findley, this new work by playwright David Eldridge is the latest in a long line of successful...

Bad Roads

Royal Court Theatre Until Dec 23, 2017

An inventive new look at what its like to live during war-time.

Bad Roads, Royal Court Theatre, London

Leading Ukrainian play-write, Natal'ya Vorozhbit returns to the Royal Court to showcase her brand new play "Bad Roads". Exploring women's experiences of warfare, Natal'ya combines different accounts to...

The Very Hungry Caterpillar

Ambassadors Theatre Until Jan 7, 2018

Back for 2017!

The Very Hungry Caterpillar, Ambassadors Theatre, London

A very special play for youngsters (and parents that remember the books), four of children author's Eric Carle's celebrated stories are woven together in a stage adaptation that returns to London this...

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La Boheme

Trafalgar Studios 2 Until Jan 6, 2018

An Opera experience you'll never forget!

La Boheme, Trafalgar Studios 2, London

For Ralph and Mimi it's love at first sight. But as their passion grows their romance becomes addiction setting the couple on a collision-course with disastrous consequences. Can true love conquer all?

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Antony and Cleopatra

Barbican Theatre Until Jan 20, 2018

Everything about this production feels right.

Antony and Cleopatra, Barbican Theatre, London

Picking up where Julius Caesar ended, Mark Antony is at the hight of his power following Caesar's assassination. However, he leaves his empire for a life of seduction and decadence with his mistress, Cleopatra,...

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La Petite Soiree

Aldwych Theatre Until Feb 3, 2018

Just as good as La Soiree!

La Petite Soiree, Aldwych Theatre, London

Brand new for their run at the Aldwych, La Soiree present La Petite Soiree. This new show has all the fun, excitement and glamour of the original show but is geared to those of you who want La Soiree to...

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Cavalleria rusticana/ Pagliacci

Royal Opera House Until Jan 13, 2018

Two dark tales of passionate love that sours to violent jealousy.

Cavalleria rusticana Pagliacci, Royal Opera House, London

First premiering in 2015, this double programme enjoys a new revival for the 2017 season at the Royal Opera House. Each disturbing work demonstating what happens when passionate love sours into violent...

Rigoletto

Royal Opera House Until Jan 18, 2018

...it remains a tremendously vital piece of theatre that remorselessly and subtly lays bare both the opera's moral complexity and disturbing emotional violence.

Rigoletto, Royal Opera House, London

When Italian composer Guiseppe Verdi premiered his tragic opera Rigoletto in 1851, it was said to be so well received that audience members could be heard singing it in the streets the very next morning....

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...

Young Marx

Bridge Theatre Until Dec 31, 2017

Telling the story of Karl Marx's early years in London from 1850, when he wasn't so much revolutionary as revolting, it is original, fresh, expansive and full of passion... very funny indeed.

Young Marx, Bridge Theatre, London
4.5 star rating4.5 star rating4.5 star rating4.5 star rating4.5 star rating

Faced with a failing marriage and a frustrating bout of writer's block, this imaginative and affectionately irreverent portrait of the esteemed thinker takes us back to the early years of Karl Henrich...

Hair

The Vaults Until Jan 13, 2018

One of the most emblematic musicals of the 60s

Hair, The Vaults, London
4 star rating4 star rating4 star rating4 star rating

James Rando's iconic counter-culture ode to youth, love, fear and freedom in the 1960s reaches it's 50th anniversary this year and the Vaults are laying on a birthday bash to remember with this new immersive...

Follies

National Theatre, Olivier Open Run

Early on in this tribute to the old-fashioned Broadway revue, a character exclaims: "It's the cat's pyjamas." And so it is.

Follies, National Theatre Olivier, London
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Hot on the heels of the announcement that she will star in Edward Albee's Who's Afraid of Virginia Woolf, Imelda Staunton will be starring in the iconic Follies at the National Theatre in Autumn 2017.

Sinners Club

Soho Theatre Until Dec 30, 2017

A glittering dark gem.

Sinners Club, Soho Theatre, London
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Inspired by the story of Ruth Ellis, the last woman to be hanged in Great Britain, playwright Lucy Rivers brings you a conceptual gig performance where a band (Bad Mothers) are recording their latest album...

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...

Barnum

Menier Chocolate Factory Until Mar 13, 2018

The supporting cast fizzes with energy, performing tricks and twirling hoops in an extravagantly acrobatic style that often looks as if it might spill beyond the theatre.

Barnum, Menier Chocolate Factory, London
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Step right up and enjoy the story of circus impresario Phineas Taylor Barnum, otherwise known as PT. Barnum, the Greatest Showman on Earth. From humble beginnings to his famed partnership with James Bailey,...

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,...

Kew Gardens

Kew Royal Botanic Gardens Open Run

Perfect to get the family outside during the summer!

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...

Raymond Briggs' Father Christmas

Lyric Hammersmith Until Dec 24, 2017

A treat for all the family this Christmas.

Raymond Briggs Father Christmas, Lyric Hammersmith, London

Raymond Briggs' cherished story of the main man himself, Father Christmas is back at the Lyric in Hammersmith for another year. Join Father Christmas as he gets ready for the biggest night of the year!...

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...

Network

National Theatre, Lyttelton Until Mar 24, 2018

Prepare yourself for a perfectly outrageous new play

Network, National Theatre Lyttelton, London

Breaking Bad star Bryan Cranston makes his London stage debut in a brand new adaptation of Paddy Chayefsky's chilling black comedy. A landmark satire, Network is the story of newsreader Howard Beale who...

House of Burlesque 2.0

Christmas in Leicester Square Until Jan 5, 2018

Guaranteed to blow you mind, it's like Moulin Rouge on acid!

House of Burlesque 20, Christmas in Leicester Square, London

Grab your seamed stockings and get ready to party! The Queen of Provocateurs, Tempest Rose and her house of Burlesque are taking over Leicester Square, this fresh and bold show will be like nothing you...

Monski Mouse's Christmas Baby Disco Dance Hall

Christmas in Leicester Square Until Dec 17, 2017

The friendliest Christmas disco in town!

Monski Mouses Christmas Baby Disco Dance Hall, Christmas in Leicester Square, London

Australian DJ, producer and mum of two is putting on a show that both you and your little ones can enjoy this Christmas. This interactive early childhood event is allowing you to let your under-5's loose...

Fascinating Aida

Christmas in Leicester Square Until Dec 23, 2017

Engages the brain as well as the funny-bone.

Fascinating Aida, Christmas in Leicester Square, London

The three lively ladies that makeup Fascinating Aida are back in London for a special festive show as part of London's Christmas in Leicester Square. Showing for nine nights only join Dillie, Liza and...

London Musical Theatre Orchestra: A Christmas Carol

Lyceum Theatre Until Dec 18, 2017

What is so refreshing with seeing a concert version of the show is that it still has as much sparkle as a full scale production.

London Musical Theatre Orchestra A Christmas Carol, Lyceum Theatre, London

After sell-out performances of A Christmas Carol last year, LMTO are back with the festive family classic with some very famous faces taking on this concert version of the all-time Christmas bonanza. Robert...

The Twilight Zone

Almeida Theatre Until Jan 27, 2018

Between light and shadow, science and superstition, fear and knowledge is a dimension of imagination. An area which we call the Twilight Zone.

The Twilight Zone, Almeida Theatre, London

You probably hid behind the sofa as a child whilst your parents watched the show; the tune is unmistakeably recognisable, and promises all sort of dread to come; you may have even been on the rides in...

Semiramide

Royal Opera House Until Dec 16, 2017

The first-ever Royal Opera's staging of Rossini's political tragedy

Semiramide, Royal Opera House, London

A brand-new production of Rossini's tragic political story comes to the Royal Opera House this November, directed by operatic director genius, David Alden. Starring Joyce DiDonato, Ildebrando D’Arcangelo,...

Promises, Promises

Southwark Playhouse Open Run

The Burt Bacharach musical makes a long-awaited return to London

Promises Promises, Southwark Playhouse, London

Following a recent spate of Burt Bacharach shows lighting up the West End this year, the legendary composer's classic musical Promises, Promises finally makes a welcome return to London for the first time...

Disney's Pinocchio: The Musical

National Theatre, Lyttelton Until Apr 7, 2018

A special Christmas musical between the National and Disney!

Disneys Pinocchio The Musical, National Theatre Lyttelton, London

The National Theatre are now working with Disney for its most ambitious project in recent years! Director John Tiffany (Harry Potter And The Cursed Child) will direct a new musical adaptation of Disney's...

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...

Hansel And Gretel

St Pauls Church Open Run

The other side of Hansel and Gretal revealed!

Hansel And Gretel, St Pauls Church, London

A fairytale summer awaits you and the kids at Covent Garden's Iris Theatre, led by writer and director Daniel Winder. A family-friendly production takes you deeper into the traditional Grimm Brothers'...

The Jungle

Young Vic Until Jan 6, 2018

A new play about hope and compassion

The Jungle, Young Vic, London

A new drama about hope and compassion comes to the Young Vic in December that focuses on the refugees that lived in the Calais camp, until it was torn down earlier this year. A collaboration between and...

Romantics Anonymous

Sam Wanamaker Playhouse Until Jan 6, 2018

Add a few ingredients Bold, and brave, and new. Don't you love how chocolate is so unlike you?

Romantics Anonymous, Sam Wanamaker Playhouse, London

A sweet and charming new musical will be taking over the Sam Wanamaker Playhouse in London this winter, as an adaptation of French-Belgian film Les Emotifs Anonymes makes its London premiere. Adapted by...

White Fang

Park Theatre Until Jan 13, 2018

Excellent

White Fang, Park Theatre, London

A brand-new stage adaptation of Jack London's epic novel about unconditional love and friendship premieres at the Park Theatre this December, written and directed by Jethro Compton. Having reassembled...

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...

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...

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 the attractions they pass.

London Eye River Cruise, London Eye River Cruise, London

All aboard the Silver Bonito 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 sight ans...

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...

Grimly Handsome

Royal Court Theatre Until Dec 23, 2017

Jarcho, directing her own work, pulls off miracles: Shabby environs keep surprising us, jokes land even as shadows draw in.

Grimly Handsome, Royal Court Theatre, London

The Royal Court Theatre marks an exciting new 2017-18 season with a programme of groundbreaking international works. Featuring plays by women playwrights from Syria to the US, the winter season gives an...

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...

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...

London Eye Flights

London Eye Open Run

The most famous Ferris wheel in the world

London Eye Flights, 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,...

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. A home to the British Royal family since the reign of Henry I, the castle, which...

Spencer Jones: The Audition

Soho Theatre Until Jan 6, 2018

All in, The Audition is just one step up that work-in-progress ladder away from being genius. Unadulterated, dumb genius.

Spencer Jones The Audition, Soho Theatre, London

Fresh off a critically acclaimed run at the 2017 Edinburgh Fringe Festival, funnyman Spencer Jones is bringing his delightfully idiotic character and alter-ego Herbert to London's Soho Theatre stage. Don't...

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