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Two Gents production of Kupenga Kwa Hamlet (The Madness of Hamlet)
Directed by Arne Pohlmeier
In Association with the Watermill Theatre | 16 Nov – 04 Dec

The award-winning Two Gents Productions return to London with a radical new take on Shakespeare's revenge tragedy.
In a world of unyielding beliefs and ritual, Hamlet returns home to find his father buried, his mother remarried and the spirit world in turmoil

Three Little Pigs
The Albany, Douglas Way | 7 - 10 / 13 - 16 / 21 / 22 Dec

This adaptation of the famous children's story is a real treat for everyone aged between 2 and 7 (sure, there is a wolf in it, but he's not that scary – honest!) and will keep the adults on their toes!

Christmas with the Rat Pack
Drury Lane, Theatre Royal, Catherine Street | 19 Dec

Now a familiar fixture in the West End's festive calendar,Christmas With the Rat Pack - Live from Las Vegas is returning again this year, for two performances only at the Theatre Royal Drury Lane.

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Christmas Spectacular
The O2, Peninsula Square | 23 Dec

Myleene Klass is to host this evening of Christmas celebrations, light displays, special effects and indoor fireworks.

Pinocchio
Roundhouse, Chalk Farm Road | 22 Nov – 24 Dec

Geppetto uses the objects of a carpenter's workshop to tell the tale of the puppet that wants to be a real boy, and the puppet-maker who wants to be a real father.

A Christmas Carol
Theatre Delicatessen, 3-4 Picton Place | 30 Nov – 24 Dec

The ambitious Bond Street Pop-Up Theatre, once home to Uzbekistan Airways, has two of its floors transformed into Ebenezer Scrooge's empire in a promenade production in the 'heart of the shopping district of Old London Town.

It Had to Be You
New End Theatre, 27 New End Road | 23 Nov – 24 Dec

Christmas Eve. New York City. Theda Blau (Carol Lawson), an out of work actress, is loveless and jobless. But she decides to do something about it when a producer/director (Anthony Green) comes into her life.

Beasts and Beauties
Hampstead Theatre, Eton Avenue, Swiss Cottage | 10 – 31 Dec

Grisly and gruesome, hilarious and hair-raising, Hampstead Theatre's festive treat brings you Brothers Grimm and other European fairytales to make you laugh with delight and shiver with glee.

My Dad's a Birdman
The Young Vic, 66 The Cut | 25 Nov – 01 Jan

Take to the skies with this uplifting tale from David Almond. Everyone is in a twitter – the Great Human Bird Competition is coming to town!

Snow White
The Broadway, Broadway, Barking | 02 Dec – 02 Jan

Mirror, mirror on the wall - who has the greatest panto of all? The Broadway of course! We are pleased to announce another spellbinding pantomime for 2010

Catching Father Christmas
Arts Depot, 5 Nether Street, Tally Ho Corner | 03 Dec – 02 Jan

It is the night before Christmas, and warm in her house Amy is waiting, ready to pounce! Amy has had enough of Father Christmas sneaking around, and she's staying up late to catch him.

Beauty and the Beast
The Broadway Theatre, Catford | 11 Dec – 03 Jan 2011

This magical tale tells the story of Beauty, an inventor's daughter who longs for romance and adventure.

Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs
Shaw Theatre, 100-110 Euston Road | 13 Dec – 03 Jan

Welcome to the most magical pantomime ever, where poor Snow White is doomed to live UN-happily ever after… with her evil and ugly stepmother the Wicked Queen.

Anansi: An African Fairy Tale by Lisa Cagnacci
Southwark Playhouse, Shipwright Yard | Until 08 Jan 2011

This brand new play, based on research into traditional West African and Caribbean folklore, explores the joyous creative power of story-telling.

Dick Whittington and his Cat
The Lyric, Lyric Square, King Street | 27 Nov – 08 Jan

The streets of Hammersmith will be paved with gold this Christmas as traditional pantomime returns to the Lyric. Join Dick Whittington and his cat as they journey to London

A Christmas Carol
Trafalgar Studios, 14 Whitehall | 21 Dec – 08 Jan

The heart of Ebenezer Scrooge is as cold as ice. Christmas, for the bitter old miser, is not a good enough reason to be jolly. But one Christmas Eve he is visited by the spirit of his late business partner Jacob Marley and three other ghosts...

Cinderella
Greenwich Theatre, Crooms Hill | 25 Nov – 09 Jan

Reuniting the team behind sell-out hits Mother Goose and Jack and the Beanstalk, and boasting London's finest pantomime dame in Andrew Pollard, this traditional festive show is truly not-to-be-missed!

Jack and the Beanstalk
Hackney Empire, 291 Mare Street | 27 Nov – 09 Jan 2011

Get ready for a winter wonderland adventure this Christmas. Join Jack and the gang for another Hackney Empire smash-hit extravaganza filled with all your panto favourites.

The Snowman
Peacock Theatre, Portugal St | 01 Dec – 09 Jan

Now seen by over 200,000 people in the Peacock Theatre in the last The Snowman tells the magical story of a young boy's adventures when his snowman comes miraculously to life on Christmas Eve.

Aladdin
The Churchill, High Street, Bromley | 03 Dec – 09 Jan

Starring Melinda Messenger as the Genie, EastEnders bad boy Don Gilet as the wicked Abanazar and local Kent boy and Fun Song Factory star Chris Till as the lovable Aladdin

Bagpuss
Soho Theatre | 09 Dec – 09 Jan 2011

Soho Theatre is proud to announce the world premiere of Bagpuss this Christmas when everyone's favourite saggy old cloth cat takes to the stage for the very first time.

Get Santa
Royal Court, Sloane Square | 01 Dec – 15 Jan

It's Christmas Eve but Holly isn't happy. All she's ever wanted from Santa is to meet her real Dad for the first time. And every time, Santa's failed to deliver, bringing lots of useless presents instead.

Red Riding Hood
Theatre Royal Stratford East | 04 Dec – 22 Jan 2011

Theatre Royal Stratford East's panto is festive fun-packed entertainment for boys and girls of all ages with songs and laughs a-plenty.

Roald Dahl's George's Marvellous Medicine
The Bloomsbury Theatre | 14 Dec – 22 Jan

Roald Dahl's amazing story about a young boy who makes a marvellous new medicine to cure his grandmother of her terrifying temper.

FELA!
National Theatre, London | Until 23 Jan

FELA! – a provocative and wholly unique hybrid of dance, theatre and music, exploring the extravagant, decadent and rebellious world of Afrobeat legend Fela Anikulapo-Kuti – will open at the Olivier Theatre on 16 November.

Beauty and the Beast
Unicorn Theatre, 147 Tooley Street | 04 Dec – 23 Jan

Join the Unicorn this Christmas as a new version of Beauty and the Beast roars into life. When Bob Brizzlewink loses his job as a merchant, the family is forced to move to the country and survive by growing vegetables.

Matilda
RSC | Until 30 Jan

Matilda, A Musical runs until 30 January 2011. It will be directed by the Tony Award-winning Matthew Warchus, the book is by playwright and screen-writer Dennis Kelly, and the music and lyrics are by the anarchic Australian comedian, musician and composer Tim Minchin.

Flashdance the Musical
Shaftesbury Theatre, 210 Shaftesbury Avenue | Until 26 Feb 2011

Set in Pittsburgh, USA, Flashdance The Musical tells the story of 19-year-old Alex, a welder by day and 'flashdancer' by night, whose dream is to obtain a place at the prestigious Shipley Dance Academy.

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