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Theatre tickets in London on Friday, 20th January 2017

Buried Child Buried Child (Whitehall)
Ed Harris leads the finest ensemble cast on the West End stage in the acclaimed Pulitzer Prize-winning, Buried Child by Sam Shepard.
(Tickets cost from £35)

Saint Joan Saint Joan
Josie Rourke directs Gemma Arterton as Joan of Arc in Bernard Shaw’s electrifying classic.
(Tickets cost from £7.50)

Kinky Boots Kinky Boots (Strand)
Get Kinky! Music by Cyndi Lauper, Kinky Boots at the Adelphi offers the ultimate feel-good fun!
(Tickets cost from £27)

The Comedy About A Bank Robbery The Comedy About A Bank Robbery
These robbers indeed have a recipe for disaster! Presented by Mischief Theatre Company (The Play That Goes Wrong, Peter Pan Goes Wrong)
(Tickets cost from £12)

The Woman in Black The Woman in Black (Aldwych)
Robin Herford’s gripping production is a brilliantly successful study in atmosphere, illusion and controlled horror.
(Tickets cost from £19.50)

Stomp Stomp
Stomp is now fresher, faster and funnier than ever before, with new routines, new choreography and new music.
(Tickets cost from £37.50)

The Lion King The Lion King (Covent Garden)
See the animated Disney movie come to life on the London stage in this family friendly musical spectacular.
(Tickets cost from £20)

An Inspector Calls An Inspector Calls (Trafalgar Square)
Stephen Daldry’s multi award-winning production of JB Priestley’s classic thriller returns to the West End.
(Tickets cost from £15)

Dreamgirls Dreamgirls (Strand)
Dreamgirls transports you to a revolutionary time in American music history and charts the tumultuous journey of a young female singing trio from Chicago.
(Tickets cost from £20)

The Book of Mormon The Book of Mormon
From the creators of South Park and Avenue Q, the hysterical musical legend
(Tickets cost from £31.50)

Les Miserables Les Miserables (Soho)
The famous Les Miserables at The Queens theatre will stir your emotions every time
(Tickets cost from £30)

School of Rock School of Rock (Aldwych)
Can Dewey Finn, a failed, wannabe rock star get his failing pupils to the Battle of the Bands?
(Tickets cost from £18)

The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-Time The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-Time
Extraordinary staging of a 7 Olivier Award winning story of Christopher, a neighbour's dog and a long-kept family secret.
(Tickets cost from £21.50)

Wicked Wicked
If you think you know the Wicked Witch of the West, think again...
(Tickets cost from £55)

Death Takes A Holiday Death Takes A Holiday (Trafalgar Square)
Inspiration for Meet Joe Black: a touching story of the fragility of life and the power of love.
(Tickets cost from £40.50)

Art Art (Southwark)
Premiered 20 years ago, Art is one of the most acclaimed plays of the recent decades.
(Tickets cost from £14.50)

Motown: The Musical Motown: The Musical
The songs. The sound. The story. Motown the Musical hits London's Shaftesbury Theatre.
(Tickets cost from £23)

Matilda The Musical Matilda The Musical (Strand)
Matilda The Musical revels in the anarchy of childhood, the power of imagination and the inspiring story of a girl who dares.
(Tickets cost from £30)

Mamma Mia! Mamma Mia! (Aldwych)
Join the ultimate feel-good party at the world’s sunniest and most exhilarating smash-hit musical!
(Tickets cost from £30)

Much Ado About Nothing Much Ado About Nothing (St James)
Gender roles, infidelity and deception... all will be questioned in one of William Shakespeare's most popular plays.
(Tickets cost from £18)

Jersey Boys Jersey Boys (Soho)
The worldwide smash-hit musical, Jersey Boys tells the story of the rise to stardom of one of the most successful bands in pop music history.
(Tickets cost from £24.50)

The Mousetrap The Mousetrap
A West End staple for 65 years, THE MOUSETRAP is the longest consistently running play in the history of British theatre.
(Tickets cost from £33.50)

Half a Sixpence Half a Sixpence (Trafalgar Square)
Choices, choices... But how to decide? See if Arthur in Half a Sixpence will find the answer. Based on book by H.G. Wells!
(Tickets cost from £15)

Dirty Great Love Story Dirty Great Love Story
Awarded a Scotsman Fringe First Award for outstanding new writing, Dirty Great Love Story combines drama and poetry.
(Tickets cost from £24)

BU21 BU21 (Whitehall)
Stuart Slade's BU21 follows six Londoners in the aftermath of a terrorist attack.
(Tickets cost from £15)

Phantom of The Opera Phantom of The Opera (St James)
After 30 years and over 15,000 performances, the London production of Phantom of the Opera at Her Majesty's is still going strong.
(Tickets cost from £27.75)

Nice Fish Nice Fish
Mark Rylance returns to the West End to perform in Nice Fish, a hit new comic play.
(Tickets cost from £15)

The Kite Runner The Kite Runner
Raw story of the father–son relationship & the New York Times number one bestseller for over 2 years, this is something special!
(Tickets cost from £15)

The Magicians Showcase The Magicians Showcase (Hampstead)
The Magicians Showcase An evening of illusion and magic
(Tickets cost from ££6.00)

Politic Man Politic Man (Battersea)
Doors 7
(Tickets cost from ££11.00)

Lucha Britannia New Years Convolution Underground Cabaret Siniestro Fri 20th Jan 2017 Lucha Britannia New Years Convolution Underground Cabaret Siniestro Fri 20th Jan 2017 (Bethnal Green)
(Tickets cost from ££22.00)

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