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In her latest marvel for the National Theatre, Pulitzer-winning playwright Annie Baker explores the pains and longings of women holed up at a detox clinic
The Greek master of surreal visual spectacle Dimitris Papaioannou returns to Sadler's Wells with his fast-moving water-logged show INK
All the great tunes and choruses, but funkier than you can imagine: Handel's ever-popular work in a jazzy new version gets its London debut
Harriet Walter is fittingly terrifying in Alice Birch and Rebecca Frecknall's revival of suffocating family drama The House of Bernarda Alba
In the candlelit confines of the Sam Wanamaker playhouse, the plight of the living in Ibsen’s Ghosts is current and oppressive
Powerful and poetic: book now for For Black Boys Who Have Considered Suicide When the Hue Gets Too Heavy on the West End
Secret Cinema returns to London with Wishmas: a Yuletide immersive experience promising family-friendly, sugar-coated escapism
Lucy Kirkwood, Dave Malloy and Lyndsey Turner turn The Witches into a please-all musical with memorable songs, exceptional performances and clever magic
Steve Coogan reunites with frequent collaborator Armando Iannucci in the latter's stage adaptation of Stanley Kubrick’s war comedy Dr. Strangelove
Circus and physical theatre company Ockham's Razor brings Tess, its bold adaptation of Thomas Hardy's novel Tess of the D'Urbervilles, to MimeLondon
Christmas at The Place means a riotous piratical adventure for all the family with Scottish Dance Theatre's Pirates!
What are the best art exhibitions in London now? This month starts with David Hockney!
From majestic performances in stunning settings to little known gems in aid of a good cause, we round up the best Christmas carol concerts London has to offer
One of the most powerful works in The Royal Ballet repertoire, MacMillan's Manon, returns to Covent Garden this winter
Save your seats for Sheridan Smith in Rufus Wainwright and Ivo van Hove's new musical adaptation of Opening Night, based on the 1977 movie
English National Ballet's celebrated production of Giselle, the most Romantic of ballets, returns to the Coliseum in January
From the enormity of the BFI Imax to The Luna Cinema's return to Kensington Palace, we round up the best Christmas film screenings London 2023 has to offer
Matthew Bourne's Edward Scissorhands, his charming take on the eponymous film, is Sadler's Wells offering for this Christmas season
Hollywood golden couple Sarah Jessica Parker (Sex and the City) and Matthew Broderick (Ferris Bueller's Day Off) star together in Plaza Suite
Succession's Sarah Snook plays all 26 characters in Kip Williams' mind-boggling production of Oscar Wilde's The Picture of Dorian Gray
Start trying to make fetch happen: the Mean Girls musical finally comes to London after dazzling on Broadway
Kenneth Branagh returns to the London stage for the first time in almost a decade with a bizarrely melodramatic and abridged King Lear
From a stage prequel to hit sci-fi series Stranger Things to a stellar team taking on Roald Dahl's The Witches, these are the shows to book this month
Lily James and Kristin Scott Thomas bring star prowess to Lyonesse, but Penelope Skinner’s story in Ian Rickson’s production is a jumble of ideas
Dame Judi Dench hosts an exceptional Christmas Party at the Royal Albert Hall
In partnership with the Royal Albert Hall
Sam Mendes directs The Hills of California, the latest play from Jerusalem playwright Jez Butterworth, showing at the Harold Pinter Theatre in 2024
The Royal Shakespeare Company's enjoyable stage adaptation of Maggie O’Farrell’s best-selling novel Hamnet comes to the Garrick Theatre for a 14-week run
From fright nights to spooky screenings, immersive experiences to bloodthirsty raves, Halloween in London brings chills and thrills
From a fiery new Thai in Borough Market to a new home for a Hackney favourite, October's dining is served
Writer John O'Farrell and director Luke Sheppard, with Bob Geldof's blessing, bring Live Aid musical Just For One Day to the Old Vic Theatre
Tickets for The Royal Ballet's winter period are now on general sale
From the chance to see Lily James opposite Kristin Scott Thomas, to a dose of Shakespeare from the maestro Kenneth Branagh, the hottest theatre to book now