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Harry Potter And The Cursed Child
Jimmy Carr - Terribly Funny
Nov 16 - 21, 2020
West End Musical Christmas
Dec 17 - 20, 2020
Based on an original new story by J.K. Rowling, Jack Thorne and John Tiffany, Harry Potter and the Cursed Child is a new play by Jack Thorne. It is the eighth story in the Harry Potter series and the first official Harry Potter story to be presented on stage. The critically acclaimed production is the most awarded new play in theatre history, Harry Potter and the Cursed Child has won 24 major theatre awards in the UK and is the most awarded play in the history of the Olivier Awards, winning a record-breaking nine awards including Best New Play. The production has also won 25 major US awards with six Tony Awards including Best Play.
November 16 - 21, 2020
Jimmy Carr is back with a brand new show that takes on political correctness, a concept he claims is about as useless at a comedy gig as health and safety at a rodeo. Join Jimmy as he explores blue, taboo and sordid themes with his trademark sharp wit. One thing's for certain, the subjects might be terrible - but the jokes won't be!
December 17 - 20, 2020
Add some sparkle to your Christmas celebrations with a trip to the Palace Theatre. Just in time for the year-end festivities, the historic London venue brings West End Musical Christmas to the stage for six special showings only. From the 17 - 20th of December, the toast of the London theatre scene will join forces to sing a dazzling array of classic Christmas carols and the musical theatre hits that made them.
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Opened in 1891 as the 'Royal English Opera House', the Palace was intended by its first owner, the Gilbert and Sullivan impresario Richard D'Oyly Carte to become the home of grand operas and launched with an ambitious production of Ivanhoe. His dream ultimately failed and within a year, the theatre was sold and re-invented as the 'The Palace Theatre of Variety', becoming the epicentre of music hall in London.
A grand and luxurious building, the theatre soon became the heart of the genre and at its zenith was a noisy and popular venue that even boasted a bar on the ground floor that exclusively sold champagne to very willing customers.
Over the years, The Palace has hosted many firsts, beginning with the inaugural Royal Variety Performance in 1912 (very shocking, one female performer wore trousers) and perhaps most famously housed Les Miserables from 1985 to 2004, playing a staggering 7,602 shows. Other shows that made their world or UK debuts there include The Sound of Music in 1961, Cabaret in 1968 starring Judi Dench, Jesus Christ Superstar from 1972 to 1980, Spamalot from 2006 to 2009 and now Harry Potter and The Cursed Child which opened there in June 2016.
Adding to its reputation as one of London's most beloved theatres, the Palace can even claim a place in the history of the small screen as the setting for the Doctor Who episode The Talons of Weng-Chiang in 1977.
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