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London theatre tickets for 22nd December 2023

Plays and musicals open on the 22nd December 2023

This joyous adaptation for the stage was created by Jack Thorne who wrote Harry Potter and the Cursed Child and was responsible for the new adaptation of Woyzeck which starred John Boyega.
Booking:
 To 6th Jan 2024
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 The Old Vic, Southwark
A Christmas Carol
Mark Gatiss and Nicholas Farrell star in this famous Dickensian ghost story
Booking:
 To 7th Jan 2024
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Location:
 Alexandra Palace, Wood Green
A Christmas Carol - A Ghost Story
This Christmas, Dickens meets Doyle in this clever fusion of comedy and drama.
Booking:
 To 7th Jan 2024
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Location:
 Marylebone Theatre, Camden
A Sherlock Carol
Indulge in the quintessential holiday experience with "A String Quartet Christmas" – an enchanting performance that invites you to bask in the magic of the season.
Booking:
 To 22nd Dec 2023
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Location:
 Union Chapel, Islington
A String Quartet Christmas
This is the real Cinderella story direct from the mouths of those so called Ugly Sisters!
Booking:
 To 7th Jan 2024
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Location:
 Other Palace Studio, Victoria
A Very Very Bad Cinderella
Featuring a setlist of hit songs, see ABBA’s avatars accompanied by a 10-piece live band, at the custom-built ABBA Arena in London.
Booking:
 To 5th Jan 2025
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Location:
 ABBA Arena, Stratford
Abba Voyage
Join the Evil Queen Genetalia, Jack, Jill, Fairy Courgette, Daisy The Cow, and a whole host of pantomime characters for panto fun and frolics
Booking:
 To 22nd Dec 2023
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Location:
 The Prince Of Wales, Aldwych
Adult Panto - Jack And His Giant Bigstalk
Ain't Too Proud the musical recounts the epic legacy of R&B icon group The Temptations.
Booking:
 To 7th Jan 2024
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Location:
 Prince Edward Theatre, Soho
Ain't Too Proud
The much-loved tale of Aladdin flies into Hackney this festive season!
Booking:
 To 5th Jan 2025
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Location:
 Hackney Empire, Hackney
Aladdin
The blockbuster film and pop culture phenomenon arrives in London's West End as a groundbreaking new musical adventure.
Booking:
 To 22nd Dec 2024
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Location:
 Adelphi Theatre, Strand
Back to the Future - The Musical
Penelope Wilton and Luke Evans star in Michael Grandage's new comedy Backstairs Billy!
Booking:
 To 27th Jan 2024
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Location:
 Duke of York's Theatre, Trafalgar Square
Backstairs Billy
The darkest, funniest and most debauched Kabarett Klub west of Berlin.
Booking:
 To 6th Jan 2024
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Location:
 Underbelly Boulevard, Soho North
Bernie Dieter’s Club Kabarett
Vikki Stone brings her outrageous adaptation of Cinderella to the Lyric Hammersmith.
Booking:
 To 6th Jan 2024
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Location:
 Lyric Hammersmith, Hammersmith
Cinderella
George and Ira Gershwin's musical comedy, Crazy For You, celebrated its 30th-anniversary revival at Chichester Festival Theatre, and is now returning for a West End transfer!
Booking:
 To 20th Jan 2024
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Location:
 Gillian Lynne Theatre, Aldwych
Crazy For You
The sold-out National Theatre production transfers to the West End this Autumn.
Booking:
 To 13th Jan 2024
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Location:
 Prince Edward Theatre, Soho
Dear England
Derren has created a new show starring a multi-talented cast of seven who will perform MAGIC LIKE YOU HAVE NEVER SEEN.
Booking:
 To 31st Jan 2024
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Location:
 Criterion Theatre, Soho
Derren Brown Presents - Unbelievable
Ladies and gentlemen, boys and girls, acclaimed psychological illusionist Derren Brown announces his astounding new show Unbelievable!
Booking:
 To 7th Apr 2024
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Location:
 Criterion Theatre, Soho
Derren Brown presents Unbelievable Tickets
Dreaming and Drowning is an intimate and visceral deep-dive into the boundless mind of a young Black queer man wrestling with anxiety.
Booking:
 To 23rd Dec 2023
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Location:
 Bush Theatre, Shepherds Bush
Dreaming and Drowning
Matthew Bourne’s enchanting dance production of Tim Burton's Edward Scissorhands has cemented its place in the hearts of audiences worldwide since its 2005 premiere.
Booking:
 To 20th Jan 2024
Location:
 Sadler's Wells, Clerkenwell
Edward Scissorhands
Get ready to shout, "Son of a nutcracker!" as London's "ultimate Christmas show" returns to the Dominion Theatre this winter.
Booking:
 To 6th Jan 2024
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Location:
 Dominion Theatre, Tottenham Court Road
Elf The Musical
Based on the hit Will Ferrell holiday classic, the hit Broadway and West End show is coming to London’s Dominion Theatre for a limited 8-week season, just in time for Christmas.
Booking:
 To 6th Jan 2024
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Location:
 Dominion Theatre, Tottenham Court Road
Elf!
A fabulously funny and brilliantly bouncy musical adaptation of Nicholas Allan’s much loved book.
Booking:
 To 23rd Dec 2023
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Location:
 Arts Theatre, Soho
Father Christmas Needs A Wee
The musical adaptation of Nicholas Allan’s beloved book combines sparkles, bounciness and everything festive in this sure-to-be family-favourite production.
Booking:
 To 23rd Dec 2023
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Location:
 Arts Theatre, Soho
Father Christmas Needs a Wee!
Prepare to embark on a magical choose-your-own-adventure story crafted by the illustrious children's author Sean Taylor.
Booking:
 To 24th Dec 2023
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Location:
 Bloomsbury Theatre, Euston
Finding Santa
Prepare to fall in love with Disney’s Frozen all over again, as the brand-new theatrical experience is now open at London’s Theatre Royal Drury Lane.
Booking:
 To 8th Sep 2024
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Location:
 Theatre Royal Drury Lane, Aldwych
Frozen The Musical
Ghosts is a scandalous and searing exploration of family secrets and forbidden desires.
Booking:
 To 28th Jan 2024
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Location:
 Sam Wanamaker Playhouse, Southwark
Ghosts
Join us for Guys & Dolls as The Bridge transforms for one of the greatest musicals of all time. It has more hit songs, more laughs and more romance than any show ever written.The seating is wrapped ...
Booking:
 To 31st Jul 2024
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Location:
 Bridge Theatre, Southwark
Guys & Dolls
Hugely popular musical, Hamilton, tells the life of American Founding Father Alexander Hamilton with music, lyrics and a book by Lin-Manuel Miranda.
Booking:
 To 29th Mar 2025
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Location:
 Victoria Palace Theatre, Victoria
Hamilton
Bear witness to the greatest untold tragedy of William Shakespeare, the death of his son.
Booking:
 To 17th Feb 2024
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Location:
 Garrick Theatre, Soho
Hamnet
The Brothers Grimm’s fairy tale Hansel and Gretel transforms the Globe Theatre this winter
Booking:
 To 7th Jan 2024
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Location:
 Shakespeare's Globe, Southwark
Hansel and Gretel
The global premiere of Japanese creative powerhouse Studio Ghibli’s My Neighbour Totoro live on stage at London’s Barbican.
Booking:
 To 23rd Mar 2024
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Location:
 Barbican Theatre, Barbican
Henry VIII
Oh, what a night! It has been announced that Jersey Boys is returning to the West End stage with a limited run at the newly reopened Trafalgar Theatre.
Booking:
 To 28th Jan 2024
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Location:
 Trafalgar Theatre, Whitehall
Jersey Boys
For eight weeks only the saucy and scintillating La Clique returns to London to bring Christmas joy to the adult girls and boys.
Booking:
 To 6th Jan 2024
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Location:
 Spiegeltent at Leicester Square, Soho
La Clique
Les Misérables -- reimagined for the Sondheim Theatre -- is the classic revolutionary musical.
Booking:
 To 29th Mar 2025
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Location:
 Sondheim Theatre, Soho
Les Misérables
Penelope Skinner’s hilarious and heartfelt new play, Lyonesse is now playing for a strictly limited run at the Harold Pinter Theatre.
Booking:
 To 23rd Dec 2023
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Location:
 Harold Pinter Theatre, St James
Lyonesse
This first-class experience features some of the world’s sexiest, most talented guys performing heart-racing dance routines in front of, above and all around you.
Booking:
 To 29th Jun 2025
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Location:
 The Theatre at Hippodrome Casino (over 18s only), Soho
Magic Mike Live
Set on a Greek island paradise, a story of love, friendship and identity is cleverly told through the timeless songs of ABBA.
Booking:
 To 29th Mar 2025
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Location:
 Novello Theatre, Aldwych
Mamma Mia
Matilda the Musical is inspired by the twisted genius of Roald Dahl, with original songs from comedian Tim Minchin and book by Dennis Kelly.
Booking:
 To 25th May 2025
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Location:
 Cambridge Theatre, Soho
Matilda The Musical
Enter a world of splendour and romance, of eye-popping excess, of glitz, grandeur, and glory!
Booking:
 To 19th Oct 2024
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Location:
 Piccadilly Theatre, Soho
Moulin Rouge The Musical
She's coming to the West End, dearie. Mrs. Doubtfire transfers for a limited run in 2023
Booking:
 To 16th Feb 2025
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Location:
 Shaftesbury Theatre, Soho
Mrs. Doubtfire
An immersive reimagining of the festive classic at the Royal Festival Hall.
Booking:
 To 6th Jan 2024
Location:
 Tuff Nutt Jazz Club, Southwark
Nutcracker
In this brand-new special production, over 50 dancers and musicians will lead you on a whirlwind ride of this classic ballet's most beloved moments, all set to the music of Tchaikovsky�s world-renowned score.
Booking:
 To 12th Jan 2025
Location:
 London Coliseum, Trafalgar Square
Nutcracker Delights
One of Stephen Sondheim‘s most ambitious works comes to The Menier Chocolate Factory
Booking:
 To 25th Feb 2024
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Location:
 Menier Chocolate Factory, Southwark
Pacific Overtures
Have a Fun Day Out with Peppa Pig this Christmas at Theatre Royal Haymarket.
Booking:
 To 31st Dec 2023
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Location:
 Theatre Royal Haymarket, St James
Peppa Pig’s Fun Day Out
The dense, tropical landscapes of Neverland await in the high-flying adventure of Peter Pan!
Booking:
 To 7th Jan 2024
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Location:
 Rose Theatre Kingston, Kingston Upon Thames
Peter Pan
Don’t miss Peter Pan Goes Wrong in London this Christmas and brace yourselves for an awfully big adventure!
Booking:
 To 14th Jan 2024
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Location:
 Lyric Theatre, Soho
Peter Pan Goes Wrong
Fly away with us as we take you to the magical world of Neverland.
Booking:
 To 23rd Dec 2023
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Location:
 Wandsworth Civic Suite, Wandsworth
Peter Pan the Panto
The show combines classic and beloved tales from around the world into one night of joyous fun
Booking:
 To 30th Dec 2023
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Location:
 Wilton's Music Hall, Whitechapel
Potted Panto
In a madcap ride through the biggest stories and best-loved characters from the wonderful world of pantomime.
Booking:
 To 30th Dec 2023
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Location:
 Garrick Theatre, Soho
Potted Panto 2020
For the first time bringing together the traditions of Pantomime and Jewish storytelling, Red Riding Hood and the Big Bad Pig is traditional Pantomime magic at its best.
Booking:
 To 7th Jan 2024
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Location:
 JW3, Hampstead
Red Riding Hood and The Big Bad Pig
If I was English I wouldn’t care if Communism in Czechoslovakia reformed itself into a pile of pig shit. To be English would be my luck.
Booking:
 To 30th Dec 2023
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Location:
 Hampstead Theatre, Hampstead
Rock 'n' Roll
1968 marked a significant turning point in history. With the Russian invasion of Czechoslovakia and the departure of Syd Barrett from Pink Floyd, both the political and cultural landscapes were shaken.
Booking:
 To 27th Jan 2024
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Location:
 Hampstead Theatre, Hampstead
Rock and Roll
From Tudor queens to pop princesses, the six wives of Henry VIII finally take the mic to tell their tales.
Booking:
 To 4th May 2025
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Location:
 Vaudeville Theatre, Strand
Six
Brought to you by the creators of the Above the Stag pantos and following a highly successful run of queer adult pantos, London’s raunchiest and most popular adult-only pantomime company are bringing their sexiest show yet to 2023.
Booking:
 To 13th Jan 2024
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Location:
 Charing Cross Theatre, Trafalgar Square
Sleeping Beauty Takes A Prick
Snow White and The Seven Dwarfs will be coming to Greenwich Theatre, for our 2023 Pantomime. Secure your tickets early, for the theatrical event of the season. Written by everyone’s favourite baddi...
Booking:
 To 31st Dec 2023
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Location:
 Greenwich Theatre, Greenwich
Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs
This once-in-a-lifetime event, produced by Cameron Mackintosh, is a chance to pay homage to the legendary Stephen Sondheim, who passed away at the age of 91 in November 2021.
Booking:
 To 6th Jan 2024
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Location:
 Gielgud Theatre, Greenwich
Stephen Sondheim's Old Friends
Experience the world of Stranger Things like never before with the electrifying new production, Stranger Things: The First Shadow, inspired by the original series.
Booking:
 To 15th Dec 2024
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Location:
 Phoenix Theatre, Soho
Stranger Things: The First Shadow
Nicole Scherzinger returns to the West End this September, starring as the immortal Norma Desmond in a new production of Andrew Lloyd Webber’s legendary Sunset Boulevard, directed by Jamie Lloyd.
Booking:
 To 6th Jan 2024
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Location:
 Savoy Theatre, Strand
Sunset Boulevard
An eye-raising comedy musical tells the story of two Mormon missionaries seeking to convert a disinterest village more worried about real problems than godly salvation.
Booking:
 To 7th Sep 2024
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Location:
 Prince of Wales Theatre, Soho
The Book of Mormon
Welcome to THE CHOIR OF MAN- the best night in your local you’ve ever had. It’s a party, it’s a concert, it’s a lock in like no other.
Booking:
 To 29th Sep 2024
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Location:
 Arts Theatre, Soho
The Choir of Man
Discover a story of suffocating dread, one so disturbing that it has has since been adapted into a major motion picture by The Conjuring series and has captured the attention of the media.
Booking:
 To 2nd Mar 2024
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Location:
 The Ambassadors Theatre, Soho
The Enfield Haunting
Follow the Gruffalo’s Child on her adventurous mission in Tall Stories’ enchanting adaptation of the much-loved picture book by Julia Donaldson and Axel Scheffler.
Booking:
 To 7th Jan 2024
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Location:
 Garrick Theatre, Soho
The Gruffalo’s Child
Sophie Anderson's beloved children's novel gets a big stage adaptation.
Booking:
 To 30th Dec 2023
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Location:
 Queen Elizabeth Hall, Southwark
The House with Chicken Legs
Ingenious puppetry, stunning effects and the enchanting music by Elton John, Tim Rice and Lebo M will transport you to the heart of the African Pridelands.
Booking:
 To 19th Oct 2024
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Location:
 Lyceum Theatre, Covent Garden
The Lion King
One ordinary young man, one remarkable true story. This is the life of Henry Fraser.
Booking:
 To 2nd Mar 2024
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Location:
 @sohoplace, Soho
The Little Big Things
The Little Mermaid is staged in the most magical theatre, Hoxton Hall, (a traditional Grade II* listed Victorian music hall). The incredible sea kingdom UV light sequence, state-of-the-art projection ...
Booking:
 To 29th Dec 2023
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Location:
 Hoxton Hall, Islington
The Little Mermaid
A glimpse behind the scenes at the complicated relationship between art and celebrity.
Booking:
 To 23rd Mar 2024
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Location:
 Noel Coward Theatre, Trafalgar Square
The Motive and the Cue
The world's longest-running play of any kind, Agatha Christie's The Mousetrap at the St Martin's Theatre
Booking:
 To 1st Mar 2025
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Location:
 St Martin's Theatre, Soho
The Mousetrap
Carly’s new Nutcracker will show her new distant lands like Winter Wonderland and M&M world, new friends in the Snow Queen and Sugar Plum Fairy and maybe, just maybe, seek revenge on her ex and learn how to love again.
Booking:
 To 23rd Dec 2023
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Location:
 The Turbine Theatre, Battersea
The Nutcracker, A Very Adult Pantomime!
The long-running classic musical story continues its record-breaking run at Her Majesty's Theatre.
Booking:
 To 29th Mar 2025
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Location:
 Her Majesty's Theatre, St James
The Phantom Of The Opera
When a production of the fictitious whodunnit mystery play, The Murder at Haversham Manor, is put on by the Cornley Polytechnic Drama Society, disaster awaits them at every turn. Behold as everything that could possibly go wrong does.
Booking:
 To 4th May 2025
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Location:
 Duchess Theatre, Aldwych
The Play That Goes Wrong
Step into a festive, improvisational musical extravaganza for kids of all ages, presented by the Olivier Award-winning West End improvisers, The Showstoppers.
Booking:
 To 23rd Dec 2023
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Location:
 Other Palace Studio, Victoria
The Showstoppers' Christmas Kids Show
This incredible children’s book by award-wining duo Julia Donaldson and Axel Scheffler bounds off the page and onto the stage, complete with music and puppets.
Booking:
 To 5th Jan 2025
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Location:
 St Martin's Theatre, Soho
The Smartest Giant in Town
The Snowman continues to enchant audiences with a captivating mix of dance, live music, storytelling, spectacle and magic.
Booking:
 To 30th Dec 2023
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Location:
 Peacock Theatre, Holborn
The Snowman
H.G. Wells' masterpiece has been stripped of its seriousness and given a comedy makeover by a star-studded group of highly skilled (but slightly hapless) actors.
Booking:
 To 30th Dec 2023
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Location:
 Park Theatre, Finsbury Park
The Time Machine - A Comedy
A couple is torn apart by time whilst being bound together by unconditional love.
Booking:
 To 30th Mar 2024
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Location:
 Apollo Theatre, Soho
The Time Traveller's Wife The Musical
Steven Moffats' dark and murderous comedy The Unfriend comes to the Criterion Theatre.
Booking:
 To 9th Mar 2024
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Location:
 Criterion Theatre, Soho
The Unfriend
I’ll be gone for a while. Possibly forever. It’s nothing you did.
Booking:
 To 30th Dec 2023
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Location:
 Hampstead Theatre, Hampstead
This Much I Know
A jukebox musical based on the, often tumultuous, life and legendary music of International recording artist Tina Turner.
Booking:
 To 31st May 2025
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Location:
 Aldwych Theatre, Aldwych
TINA: The Tina Turner Musical
With the city at their feet and a lavish wedding on the horizon, anything could happen...
Booking:
 To 20th Jan 2024
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Location:
 Kiln Theatre, Kilburn
Two Strangers (carry a cake across New York)
Disney villain. Octo-woman. Plus-size icon. Fresh from complete sell out runs at the Edinburgh Fringe and around the UK comes this critically acclaimed hit parody musical. ‘Unfortunate’ is comin...
Booking:
 To 30th Dec 2023
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Location:
 Southwark Playhouse, Southwark
Unfortunate
Wicked the Musical, is the smash-hit musical that tells the incredible untold story of the Witches of Oz.
Booking:
 To 1st Jun 2025
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Location:
 Apollo Victoria Theatre, Pimlico South
Wicked
Agatha Christie's bone-chilling drama presented in a courtroom setting.
Booking:
 To 30th Mar 2025
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Location:
 London County Hall, Southwark
Witness for the Prosecution