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This is quite an old listings page, did you want: Sunday, 29th December 2019?



Plays and musicals in London on Sat 29th December 2018

42nd Street
Broadway’s biggest show on the West End’s biggest stage.
(Tickets cost from £18)

A Christmas Carol
Don't be a Scrooge, celebrate the season with A Christmas Carol tickets!
(Tickets cost from £12)

A Christmas Carol with Simon Callow
Tickets to see Simon Callow in A Christmas Carol are here just in time for the holidays!

Soar into A Whole New World with Disney’s Aladdin at London’s Prince Edward Theatre.
(Tickets cost from £28)

Aladdin at New Wimbledon TheatreAladdin at New Wimbledon Theatre

Bat Out of Hell
Rebellious youth and passionate love against the backdrop of a post-cataclysmic city.

Bill Bailey: Larks In Transit
The comic and musician will perform at London's Wyndham's Theatre during a month-long residency from this December.

Chasing Bono

Alexandra Burke and Martin Kemp star in Chicago in the West End!

Chicago at Phoenix TheatreChicago at Phoenix Theatre

Cinderella at New Victoria TheatreCinderella at New Victoria Theatre

Circus 1903
Experience the thrills and daredevil entertainment of a turn-of-the-century circus this Christmas.

Classic Lunch Cruise
Watch as the amazing cityscape of London glides by and you sit back and relax
(Tickets cost from £36)

Stephen Sondheim’s legendary musical starring Patti LuPone and Rosalie Craig comes to the West End in 2018.
(Tickets cost from £30)

David Walliams’ Awful Auntie
When Stella sets off to visit London with her parents, Lord and Lady Saxby, she has no idea her life is in danger!

Disney's The Lion King at Lyceum TheatreDisney's The Lion King at Lyceum Theatre

Don Quixote
The RSC’s joyous, music-filled Don Quixote transfers to the West End for a limited season at the Garrick Theatre from 27 October.

Experience the soul and glamour of Dreamgirls on the West End.

Dreamgirls at Savoy TheatreDreamgirls at Savoy Theatre

Evening Dinner Cruise
Watch the amazing cityscape of London glide by as you sit back and relax

Everybody's Talking About Jamie
Come see why Jamie is the talk of the town.
(Tickets cost from £24)

Olivier Award-winner Iwan Rheon stars with Poldark's Heida Reed in the West End premiere of Dawn King’s award-winning thriller.

Horrible Christmas
It’s a celebration of Christmas in the most wonderful, wildly funny and moving way you’ll ever see!

Kinky Boots
London Gets Kinky! With music by Cyndi Lauper, Kinky Boots at the Adelphi is the ultimate feel-good show!
(Tickets cost from £30)

Matilda The Musical
Roald Dahl's darkly comic musical continues to wow West End audiences.

Motown: The Musical
Motown the Musical brings the sounds and stories of 1960s America to London's West End.
(Tickets cost from £24)

Murder for Two
Murder for Two tickets are now available for the madcap return to The Other Palace!

Nativity! The Musical
Danny Dyer and Jo Brand appear in this feel-good holiday comedy!

Nine Night
Natasha Gordon’s debut play is set to transfer to the West End later this year following a sell-out run in the Dorfman earlier this year.

The Christmas-card perfect Nutcracker offers the ultimate festive experience.
(Tickets cost from £23)

Phantom of the Opera
After more than 30 years the West End still loves the Music of the Night.
(Tickets cost from £26)

Pinter 5: The Room/Victoria Station/Family Voices
Pinter 5 tickets are now available to see Jane Horrocks in the Pinter Season
(Tickets cost from £18)

Pinter 6: Party Time/Celebration
Pinter 6 tickets are now available to see Tracy-Ann Oberman and Celia Imrie in the Pinter at the Pinter Season
(Tickets cost from £18)

Pinter: Party Time/Celebration
The new Harold Pinter season at the Pinter featuring Celia Imrie

Pinter: The Room/Victoria Station/Family Voices
The new Harold Pinter season at the Pinter

Room On The Broom Live
Room on the Broom flies back into the West End!
(Tickets cost from £18)

See the UK premiere of this retelling of a beloved family fairy tale.

Sam Simmons: Away in a Stranger
Tickets for Sam Simmons new Christmas show Away in a Stranger are now on sale!

School of Rock
Andrew Lloyd Webber's School of Rock rocks the West End!
(Tickets cost from £18)

Summer and Smoke
Rebecca Frecknall brings Tennessee Williams’ Summer and Smoke to the West End

The Band
TAKE THAT! The Band is finally coming to London this Christmas.
(Tickets cost from £18)

The Comedy About a Bank Robbery
Mischief Theatre presents another hilarious comedy of errors.

The Inheritance: Part 1
Featuring Vanessa Redgrave, do not miss your chance to see the start of this epic transfer!

The Inheritance: Part 2
The unforgettable conclusion of Matthew Lopez's enthralling show

The Lion King
Disney’s award-winning musical has been stunning West End audiences for 18 years.
(Tickets cost from £33)

The Mousetrap
A West End staple for 65 years, The Mousetrap is the longest consistently running play in British theatre history.
(Tickets cost from £24)

The Play That Goes Wrong
Anything that can go wrong, will go wrong. Bonus: laughter galore.

The Snowman
The Snowman is one of the West End’s most magical Christmas treats.

The Wider Earth
Before Darwin changed the world, one voyage changed his life.

The Woman In Black
Can you survive the tale of The Woman in Black? Now starring Richard Hope and Mark Hawkins
(Tickets cost from £22)

The Woman in Black at Fortune TheatreThe Woman in Black at Fortune Theatre

Thriller Live
Thriller Live celebrates the world’s greatest entertainer and undisputed King of Pop, Michael Jackson.

TINA: The Tina Turner Musical
The highly anticipated Tina Turner musical is now taking the West End by storm!
(Tickets cost from £72)

True West
Sam Shepard's acclaimed drama returns to the West End starring Game of Thrones' Kit Harington.

Defy Gravity with Wicked, one of London's most beloved musicals.

Witness for the Prosecution
Agatha Christie's courtroom drama presented in a perfect setting.