Five shows to see this week

Our guide to the London shows you need to see right now

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Which London productions should you see to brighten up your week? We have five suggestions for the shows to see this week:

The classic musical choice – The Rat Pack Live From Las Vegas (Theatre Royal Haymarket)

The Rat Pack Live From Las Vegas at Theatre Royal Haymarket
The Rat Pack Live From Las Vegas at Theatre Royal Haymarket – Five shows to see this week

A staple of West End Christmases past, The Rat Pack return for a short London season. Join Frank Sinatra, Dean Martin and Sammy Davis Jr for an evening of classic crooning, witticism, anecdotes and bonhomie. Expect swing standards including Mr Bojangles and That’s Amore. And for the Christmas period, there’s a smattering of festive tunes to get you in the Christmas spirit. BOOK NOW

 

The new musical choice – Wilde Creatures (Vaudeville Theatre)

Wilde Creatures at Vaudeville Theatre
Wilde Creatures at Vaudeville Theatre – Five shows to see this week

Join a group of musicians as they conjure a collection of Oscar Wilde’s children’s stories. Tales of sacrifice and gifts gone wrong are staged in this new production that runs for a fortnight only as part of Classic Spring’s Oscar Wilde season. BOOK NOW

 

The family choice – The Very Hungry Caterpillar Show (Ambassadors Theatre)

The Very Hungry Caterpillar Show at the Ambassadors Theatre. (Image: Pamela Raith Photography)
The Very Hungry Caterpillar Show at the Ambassadors Theatre. (Image: Pamela Raith Photography) – Five shows to see this week

The hit children’s book inspired by my Christmas eating habits (maybe) comes to the stage. And the insatiable little butterfly-to-be is bringing with him friends from three more of Eric Carle’s hit picture books. This family-friendly puppet show is ideal for the youngest theatregoers. BOOK NOW

 

The slightly older family choice – White Fang (Park Theatre)

For older children (12+) Jack London’s Canadian classic comes to London’s Park Theatre. When an indigenous girl’s tribe is slaughtered, she has to learn to cope by herself and reconnect with her past. To help her, she has an elderly hunter and an abandoned wolf. BOOK NOW

 

The unpredictable choice – Mischief Movie Night (Arts Theatre)

Mischief Theatre already dominate the comedy landscape of London theatre. They’re the company behind The Play That Goes Wrong and The Comedy About A Bank Robbery. This Christmas they’re back with a new show that changes every night. Returning to their improv roots, they create a new film at each performance based on audience suggestions. When we were given a 15-minute preview, we laughed until we cried. BOOK NOW