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The 12 shows of Christmas

The festive season is well underway in London’s theatres. Yes, there are serious dramas to see, but we are absolutely not into that right now: here are the tinseliest shows in town


Whether you’re looking for the cream of the panto crop, you’re wanting to take the family to see a family of giant puppet elephants, or you want to see Danny Dyer and Dani Dyer on stage together in a musical, here’s our pick of the most Christmassy theatre shows running in London this Christmas.

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The best pantomimes in London

We've gathered the brightest, brashest pantos coming to the capital this winter, so take your pick from the grown-up silliness and childish fun featuring comedians, celebrities and hairy-legged dames.

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