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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...

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.

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

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.

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.

Award-winning Paul Robeson play to raise funds for five campaigns and charities
Theatro Technis, London | 04 - 23 Jan London then on tour

Call Mr. Robeson, an award-winning play about the African-American singer, actor and Civil Rights activist, Paul Robeson, is to be performed at Theatro Technis in Camden, London

Mass Carib: A Celebration of Haiti
King's Place, N1 London | 26 Jan

This renowned piece of music is being performed with a difference! Nitro is proud to present a new version of Mass Carib; arranged by its composer Felix Cross for a 21st century audience.

Rough Cuts Season: 5, 6, 7, 8
Jerwood Theatre Upstairs at the Royal Court Theatre | 26 – 28 Jan 2011

US choreographer Manwe Sauls-Addison develops a new dance piece exploring the world of celebrity backing dancers. MTV Music Video Award nominated Manwe was choreographer on Wig Out!

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.

Clybourne Park
Wyndham's Theatre, Charing Cross Road | 28 Jan -07 May

In 1959 Russ and Bev are selling their desirable two-bed at a knock-down price. This enables the first Black family to move into the neighbourhood, creating ripples of discontent amongst the cosy white urbanites of Clybourne Park.

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