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The Comedy of Errors by William Shakespeare
Olivier Theatre, National Theatre | Until April 2012

Shakespeare’s furiously paced comedy will be staged in a contemporary world into which walk three prohibited foreigners who see everything for the first time.

Second annual Afridiziak Gifts and Occasions Christmas Shopping boutique

To kick-start the festive season, we are pleased to announce that the second annual Afridiziak Gifts and Occasions Christmas Shopping boutique will be held on Saturday 3 December from 12pm to 7pm at the CLF art Café in Peckham, south-east London.

Workshop: Diaspora Drama with Ade Solanke
Lyric Hammersmith, Lyric Square | 03 Dec

Exploring cultural memory through drama. This one day workshop will explore how first and second generation diaspora writers can draw on both their lived experience of Britain and their cultural memory of elsewhere in creating unique stories.

Dutty Money
Fairfield Hall, Park Lane, Croydon | 03 Dec

Dutty Money written and directed by Ricky Rowe ( Fed X ) follows the story of Fed X a struggling child entertainer living in the slums of a tenement yard in Jamaica unable to pay his rent his landlord Granville (Charles Tomlin) makes him and offer

Sophie Okonedo and Ben Daniels in Joe Penhall's Haunted Child
Jerwood Theatre Downstairs, Royal Court Theatre | 2 Dec – 14 Jan

Sophie Okonedo and Ben Daniels will appear on stage as husband and wife in a new play by Joe Penhall, Haunted Child in the Jerwood Theatre Downstairs at the Royal Court Theatre.

Driving Miss Daisy
Wyndham's Theatre, 32 Charing Cross Road | 26 Sept – 17 Dec

Two-time Tony Award® winner James Earl Jones (Hoke Coleburn), Tony and Oscar® winner Vanessa Redgrave (Daisy Werthan) and four-time Tony Award® winner Boyd Gaines (Boolie Werthan) will star in the critically acclaimed production of Driving Miss Daisy, at the Wyndham's Theatre.

The Lyric, Lyric Square, King Street | 19 Nov – 31 Dec

Travel to a far away land with Aladdin at the Lyric as East meets West (London) this Christmas. Our Genie has granted three wishes to bring you a show full of fun, laughter and lots of surprises.

The Broadway, Broadway, Barking | 30 Nov - 31 Dec

Poor street urchin, Aladdin will be played by Michael Sewell whilst Roxanne Douro will play his on stage love the beautiful Princess Jasmine.

Katori Hall's The Mountaintop comes to Broadway
previews begin September 22. Opens on Broadway October 13th at the Bernard B. Jacobs Theatre

Taking place on April 3, 1968, THE MOUNTAINTOP is a gripping reimagining of events the night before the assassination of civil rights leader Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.

The Magician’s Daughter
The Albany, Douglas Way | 6-24 Dec

Inspired by Shakespeare’s story of The Tempest, Little Angel Theatre bring their trademark blend of puppetry and song to this captivating story of the adventures of a young girl on a magical faraway island.

Death and the Maiden the play
Harold Pinter Theatre, 6 Panton Street | Until 31 Dec

Thandie Newton plays the role of Paulina Salas, wife of Gerardo (Tom Goodman-Hill), alongside Anthony Calf as Doctor Roberto Miranda in Ariel Dorfman’s Olivier award-winning thriller Death and the Maiden. Jeremy Herrin, Associate Director of the Royal Court, directs the play and the production is designed by Peter McKintosh.

Jack and the Beanstalk
Shaw Theatre, 100-110 Euston Road | 6 – 31 Dec

The Shaw Theatre presents a GIANT of a pantomime, providing value-for-money Christmas fun for all the family - this is one pantomime that'll certainly get you "IN THE MOOD FOR DANCING"

The Snow Queen
Unicorn Theatre, 147 Tooley Street | 23 Nov – 8 Jan

Based on the story by Hans Christian Andersen. After a freak snowstorm on the southern tip of India, Kumar disappears. Gowri, his best friend, discovers that he has been captured by the formidable Snow Queen, and embarks on a journey across the length and breadth of the continent to save him.

Hackney Empire, 291 Mare Street | 26 Nov – 8 Jan 2011

Join beautiful Cinderella, two hideous Ugly Sisters, one seriously mean Stepmother, one huge pumpkin, a glitzy Palace Ball and lots of very cute mice.

Chickenshed Theatre, Chase Side, Southgate | 30 Nov – 14 Jan

Chickenshed's spectacular new version of Cinderella takes all the familiar and traditional elements of this much-loved tale, and serves them up with a modern twist. An unforgettable musical extravaganza with a cast of hundreds

Theatre Royal Stratford East | 3 Dec – 21 Jan

As part of the theatre’s Open Stage project in which the public choose their favourite productions, audiences were asked which panto they would like to see on stage and the peoples’ choice, Cinderella won!

The Snowman
Peacock Theatre, Portugal St | 30 Nov – 8 Jan

When a young boy’s snowman comes to life on Christmas Eve, the two set off on a night-time quest for adventure. On their travels they meet dancing penguins, reindeer and naturally, Father Christmas.

Shrek The Musical ®
Theatre Royal, Drury Lane, London | Until 19 Feb, 2012

Shrek the Musical ® opened at the Theatre Royal, Drury Lane on May 6, 2011 starring Nigel Lindsay as Shrek, Richard Blackwood as Donkey, Nigel Harman as Lord Farquaad and Amanda Holden as Princess Fiona.

* FREE* Pegasus Opera's Singing Academy looking for teenage stars of the future
The Brix, St Matthews Church, Brixton | From 12 Feb 2011 [term time until 2014]

Pegasus Opera Company is looking for young people to be part of a new singing academy in Lambeth called POSA (Pegasus Opera Singing Academy).

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