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20 PLAYS YOUNG MARX World premiere of a new comedy by Richard Bean and Clive Coleman, reuniting the creative team behind One Man, Two Guvnors. Directed by Nicholas Hytner. BRIDGE THEATRE One Tower Bridge, SE1 (0843 208 1846) THE COMEDY ABOUT A BANK ROBBERY One enormous diamond, eight incompetent crooks and a snoozing security guard. What could possibly go right? CRITERION THEATRE Piccadilly Circus, (020 7492 0810) THE PLAY THAT GOES WRONG A Polytechnic amateur drama group are putting on a 1920s murder mystery and everything that can go wrong... does! DUCHESS THEATRE Catherine Street, WC2 (0330 333 4810) INK James Graham's new play transfers from the Almeida. The story behind the birth of Britain's popular and controversial newspaper. DUKE OF YORK’S THEATRE St Martin’s Lane, WC2 (020 7492 1552) THE WOMAN IN BLACK An innocent outsider, a suspicious rural community, a gothic house and a misty marsh are the ingredients of this Victorian ghost story. FORTUNE THEATRE Russell Street, WC2 (0844 871 7626) THE FERRYMAN In Jez Butterworth’s new major drama, multi award-winning actor, director and writer Paddy Considine is joined by Laura Donnelly and Genevieve O’Reilly. Directed by Sam Mendes. GIELGUD THEATRE Shaftesbury Avenue, W1 (0844 482 5130) OSLO Bartlett Sher's acclaimed production of J.T. Rogers' new Tony Award-winning play. A darkly funny political thriller. HAROLD PINTER THEATRE Panton Street, SW1 (0844 871 7627) VENUS IN FUR A major production of David Ives' dark comedy about desire, fantasy... and the love of fur. starring Natalie Dormer and David Oakes. Directed by Patrick Marber. Closes 9 December. HAYMARKET THEATRE Haymarket, SW1 (020 7930 8800) Royal National Theatre Plays in repertory OLIVIER THEATRE FOLLIES Tracie Bennett, Janie Dee and Imelda Staunton play the magnificent Follies in a dazzling new production of Stephen Sondheim’s legendary musical staged for the first time at the National. LYTTELTON THEATRE NETWORK Hilarious and horrifying by turns, Lee Hall and director Ivo Van Hove bring Paddy Chayefsky’s iconic film to the stage for the first time. PINOCCHIO On a quest to be truly alive, Pinocchio leaves Geppetto’s workshop with Jiminy Cricket in tow. Their electrifying adventure takes them from alpine forests to Pleasure Island to the bottom of the ocean. DORFMAN THEATRE BARBER SHOP CHRONICLES This dynamic new plays jumps from a barber shop in Peckham to Johannesburg, Harare, Kampala, Lagos and Accra. NATIONAL THEATRE South Bank, SE1 (020 7452 3000) HARRY POTTER AND THE CURSED CHILD PARTS I & II A new stage play based on the Harry Potter franchise written by Jack Thorne, based on an original story by J.K Rowling. PALACE THEATRE Shaftesbury Avenue, W1 (0330 333 4813) THE EXORCIST John Pielmeier's stage adaptation of William Peter Blatty's novel, starring Jenny Seagrove, Peter Bowles and Adam Garcia. PHOENIX THEATRE Charing Cross Road, WC2 (0844 871 7627) GLENGARRY GLEN ROSS David Mamet's modern classic is set in an office of cut-throat Chicago salesmen. Pitched in competition against each other, they will do anything, legal or otherwise, to sell the most real estate. PLAYHOUSE THEATRE Northumberland Ave, WC2, (0844 871 7631) THE MOUSETRAP Agatha Christie’s whodunnit is the longest running play of its kind in the history of the British theatre. ST MARTIN’S THEATRE West Street, WC2 (0844 499 1515) A WOMAN OF NO IMPORTANCE A major revival of Oscar Wilde's classic starring Eve Best and Anne Reid and directed by Dominic Dromgoole. VAUDEVILLE THEATRE Strand, WC2 (020 7400 1257) HEISENBERG: THE UNCERTAINTY PRINCIPLE Marianne Elliott's West End Premiere of Simon Stephens' play starring Anne-Marie Duff and Kenneth Cranham. The inaugural production by Elliott & Harper Productions. WYNDHAM’S THEATRE Charing Cross Road, WC2 (0844 482 5120) MUSICALS KINKY BOOTS Inspired by a true story and based on the Miramax film, the show tells the story of Charlie Price who has reluctantly inherited his father's Northampton shoe factory. ADELPHI THEATRE Strand, WC2 (020 3725 7060) LA SOIREE This show promises to amaze audiences with its heady cocktail of cabaret, new burlesque, circus sideshow and contemporary variety in an inspirational night of live entertainment. Opens 1 December. ALDWYCH THEATRE Aldwych, WC2 (0845 200 7981) STOMP This multi-award winning show continues to astound audiences across the world with its universal language of rhythm, theatre, comedy and dance. AMBASSADORS THEATRE West Street, WC2 (020 7395 5405) WICKED Hit Broadway story of how a clever, misunderstood girl with emerald green skin and a girl who is beautiful and popular turn into the Wicked Witch of the West and Glinda the Good Witch in the Land of Oz. APOLLO VICTORIA THEATRE Wilton Road, SW1 (0844 826 8000) EVERYBODY’S TALKING ABOUT JAMIE New musical starring John McCrea transfers to the West End following a sold-out run at Sheffield's Crucible Theatre. APOLLO THEATRE Shaftesbury Avenue, W1 (020 7851 2711) t h i s i s l o n d o n m a g a z i n e • t h i s i s l o n d o n o n l i n e

MATILDA Critically acclaimed Royal Shakespeare Company production of Roald Dahl’s book, directed by Matthew Warchus. CAMBRIDGE THEATRE Earlham Street, WC2 (0844 800 1110) AN AMERICAN IN PARIS The award-winning, thrillingly staged and astonishingly danced Broadway Gershwin musical featuring some of the greatest music and lyrics ever written. DOMINION THEATRE Tottenham Court Rd, W1 (020 7927 0900) THE RAT PACK: LIVE FROM LAS VEGAS This production celebrates the incredible singing talent of three world famous entertainers and performers Frank Sinatra, Sammy Davis Jr and Dean Martin. HAYMARKET THEATRE ROYAL Suffolk St, SW1 (020 7930 8800) THE PHANTOM OF THE OPERA Long running epic romance by Andrew Lloyd Webber, set behind the scenes of a Paris opera house where a deformed phantom stalks his prey. HER MAJESTY’S THEATRE Haymarket, SW1 (0844 412 2707) THE LION KING Disney‘s phenomenally successful animated film is transformed into a spectacular stage musical, a superb evening of visual delight. LYCEUM THEATRE Wellington Street, WC2 (0844 871 3000) THRILLER – LIVE High octane show celebrating the career of the King of Pop, Michael Jackson. Over two hours of the non-stop hit songs that marked his legendary live performances. LYRIC THEATRE Shaftesbury Avenue, WC2 (0330 333 4812) FIVE GUYS NAMED MOE Director Clarke Peters calls the show a 'revusical’, a 90-minute tribute to the black song-writer/saxophonist, Louis Jordan. MARBLE ARCH THEATRE Marble Arch, W1 (020 7400 1257) SCHOOL OF ROCK Andrew Lloyd Webber's new stage musical with lyrics by Glenn Slater and book by Julian Fellowes, adapted from the film. NEW LONDON THEATRE Drury Lane, WC2 (020 7492 0810) MAMMA MIA! Hit musical based on the songs of ABBA, set around the story of a mother and daughter on the eve of the daughter’s wedding. NOVELLO THEATRE Aldwych, WC2 (0844 482 5170) ANNIE Revival of the famous musical starring Meera Syall. A Depression-era rags-to-riches story featuring the songs It's The Hard-Knock Life, Easy Street and Tomorrow. PICCADILLY THEATRE Denman Street, W1 (0844 871 7630) ALADDIN The classic hit film has been brought to thrilling life on stage by Disney, featuring all the songs from the Academy Award winning score. PRINCE EDWARD THEATRE Old Compton Street, W1 (0844 482 5151) BOOK OF MORMON Broadway musical takes shots at everything from organised religion to consumerism, state of the economy and the musical theatre genre. PRINCE OF WALES THEATRE Coventry Street, W1 (0844 482 5115) LES MISERABLES A spectacularly staged version of Victor Hugo’s epic novel about an escaped convict’s search for redemption in Revolutionary France. QUEEN’S THEATRE Shaftesbury Avenue, WC2 (0844 482 5160) DREAMGIRLS West End premiere, starring Marisha Wallace. Set in the USA during the late 1960s and early 1970s, it follows a young female singing trio as they become music superstars. SAVOY THEATRE Strand, WC2 (020 7492 0810) MOTOWN THE MUSICAL Featuring all the much loved classics from Diana Ross, Stevie Wonder, and the Jackson 5, the show tells the story behind the hits. SHAFTESBURY THEATRE Shaftesbury Avenue, WC2 (020 7492 0810) Sharon Rose, Vanessa Fisher, Cleopatra Joseph in Motown the Musical. Photo: Tristram Kenton 42ND STREET The song and dance, American dream fable of Broadway returns to the West End. The timeless tale of small town Peggy Sawyer’s rise from chorus line to Broadway star. THEATRE ROYAL Drury Lane, WC2 (020 7492 0810) HAMILTON Lin-Manuel Miranda's multi award-winning musical, based on Ron Chernow's biography of one of the American 'Founding Fathers' Alexander Hamilton. VICTORIA PALACE THEATRE Victoria Street, SW1 (0844 248 5000) CHRISTMAS SHOWS CINDERELLA The classic rags to riches tale of Cinderella will be told in true Hackney style by the award winning pantomime team as they prove a new pair of shoes really can change your life. HACKNEY EMPIRE Mare Street, E8 (020 8985 433) STICK MAN One day whilst out for a jog, Stick Man is pounced on by a playful dog mistaken for an ordinary stick, passing through all the seasons in a joyful Christmas celebration. LEICESTER SQUARE THEATRE Leicester Place, WC2 (08448 733 433) DICK WHITTINGTON Following last year's hugely successful staging of Cinderella, which brought back pantomime to the world famous London Palladium for the first time in nearly 30 years, Dick Whittington has an all-star cast that includes Elaine Paige, Julian Clary, and Charlie Stemp as 'Dick Whittington'. LONDON PALLADIUM Argyll St, W1 (020 7087 7755) THE GRUFFALO Join Mouse on a daring adventure through the deep, dark wood in Tall Stories’ magical, musical adaptation of the classic picture book by Julia Donaldson and Axel Scheffler. LYRIC THEATRE Shaftesbury Avenue, W1 (0844 544 3830) THE SNOWMAN Stage show based on the book by Raymond Briggs has become a festive tradition, transporting children into the wonderful wintery world of a boy and his magical snowman. PEACOCK THEATRE Portugal Street, WC2 (020 7863 8222) 21 t h i s i s l o n d o n m a g a z i n e • t h i s i s l o n d o n o n l i n e

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