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Kat B and Tony Whittle in Hackney Empire's Cinderella (Image: Perou)

Kat B: panto-view

A regular in the Hackney Empire pantomime, Kat B tells us about one of London’s best-loved Christmas shows.

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Win a family ticket for The Very Hungry Caterpillar Show

Win a family ticket to The Very Hungry Caterpillar Show

Win tickets to the acclaimed show featuring one of the world’s favourite children’s book characters.

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The Grinning Man at Trafalgar Studios - types of performance

Types of performance glossary: Beginner’s guide

Charlotte Marshall explains all about the types of performance you can see in London theatres.

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Ts&Cs – Win a family ticket to The Very Hungry Caterpillar Show

1. All entrants must be over 18 years of age. 2. Entry into the competition is free. 3. Employees, ex-employees (and their families) of, The Very Hungry Caterpillar Show and all agencies connected to this contest are not eligible to enter. 4. The closing date for this competition is midnight on 3 December 2017. 5. There are two prizes of is a family ticket (2 adults, 2 children valued at £70) to The Very Hungry Caterpillar Show at The Ambassadors Theatre, to be redeemed between 13th December 2017 and 7th January 2018 excluding 16th & 17th December and 27th

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Nutcracker - English National Ballet at London Coliseum


See the most Christmassy of ballets, as English National Ballet’s Nutcracker returns to the London Coliseum.

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The Snowman at The Peacock Theatre

The Snowman

Embark on a magical adventure with this fabulous family snow that’s celebrating its 20th London Christmas this year.

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The Box Of Delights at Wilton's Music Hall

The Box Of Delights

See Matthew Kelly and Josefina Gabrielle star in this classic festive family tale.

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Craig Revel Horwood stars in Annie at Piccadilly Theatre (Image: Matt Crockett)


See the heartwarming rags-to-riches musical about an orphan trying to find her parents in 1930s New York.

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Thirty Christmases at The New Diorama Theatre. (Image: Anna Soderblom) - London Christmas shows

London Christmas shows 2017

From children’s shows to adult productions, our guide to the best London Christmas shows 2017 has it all.

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Kinky Boots at the Adelphi Theatre

Kinky Boots

Hit musical Kinky Boots, won the Olivier Award for Best New Musical in 2016. Featuring songs by US pop legend Cyndi Lauper, it tells the story of Charlie Price, who inherits his father’s failing shoe factory.

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Marnie at London Coliseum - Five shows to see this week

Five shows to see this week

Which London shows should you see to brighten up your week? Here are our five suggestions:

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Cinderella at Hackney Empire - London pantomimes

London Pantomimes 2017

Our guide to the best laughter-filled, audience-involving, thigh-slapping London pantomimes bringing theatrical joy to Christmas 2017.

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Inside Pussy Riot at Saatchi Gallery (Image: Denis Sinyakov) - Top fringe theatre to see this week

Top fringe theatre to see this week

Young actor Charlie Mulliner tips us off about her top fringe theatre to see this week

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Christian Slater in Glengarry Glen Ross at Playhouse Theatre (Image: Marc Brenner)

Christian Slater: “This is the craziest I’ve ever seen the world”

Christian Slater on returning to the London stage in Glengarry Glen Ross and the state of everything.

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Michelle Dockery and Douglas Henshall in rehearsals for Network at National Theatre

Douglas Henshall: “The politics of Network are terrifyingly resonant”

Douglas Henshall discusses politics, Bryan Cranston and new play Network with Theo Bosanquet.

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Voila! Europe

Voila! Europe: Festival Focus

Find out more about Voila! Europe, the 11-day festival bringing theatre from across the continent to London theatres.

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Zubin Varla in rehearsals for Poison at Orange Tree Theatre

Zubin Varla: 11 questions

Stage star Zubin Varla on early influences and appearing in the UK premiere of New York hit Poison at Orange Tree Theatre.

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Stewart Pringle

Stewart Pringle: “Isolation is the saddest and most dangerous thing”

Stewart Pringle tells us about creating his Papatango Prize-winning play, Trestle.

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Royal Opera House - types of theatre glossary

Types of theatre glossary: Beginner’s guide

Charlotte Marshall explains everything, from amphitheatre to thrust, in our types of theatre glossary.

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The Snow Queen at Polka Theatre - London shows for families

Top 10 London shows for families this month

From musicals to street dance, puppets to drama, we run down the top shows for kids and their parents in November.

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