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The Return Of Live Theatre: 13 Shows To Watch Online & In Person This Week

It's the start of another week and what a week it is for theatre. With lockdown ending on Wednesday, theatres in London have been given the green light to re-open. It's not as good news for some other theatres around the country who have to wait a while longer - but there is still a wealth of online content to enjoy in what is sure to be a massively stagey week! Here's some of the best:


WHAT?

Do you hear the people sing? The longest running musical in the West End returns after a 9 month absence this week for an encore run of last years sell out season of Les Miserables In Concert. With an all star cast including Alfie Boe, Michael Ball, Carrie Hope Fletcher and Matt Lucas, the run is mostly sold out but there are still a few available for select dates.

WHEN?

The first performance is Saturday 5th December at 7.15pm. The run is currently set to conclude on 31st January 2021 though there is talk of this being extended again.

WHERE?

Returning to its home of the Sondheim Theatre, Tickets are available from delfontmackintosh.co.uk



WHAT?

The sensation that is Six opens its doors again this week after a few false starts. Transferring from their long term home of the Arts to the bigger Lyric theatre for a limited socially distanced run, catch the West End Queens including Danielle Steers, Sophie Isaacs and Courtney Bowman take you on a history lesson of the United Queendom.

WHEN?

It opens on Saturday 5th December for a run currently booking until Sunday 18th April 2021.

WHERE?

Playing the Lyric Theatre on Shaftesbury Avenue, Tickets are available from nimaxtheatres.co.uk


WHAT?

RuPaul's Drag Race stars Courtney Act and Monet X Change join forces to lead Death Drop, a new murder mystery comedy premiering in London.

WHEN?

Opening on Friday 4th December, the show runs until Sunday 17th January 2021.

WHERE?

Playing the Garrick Theatre, tickets are available from nimaxtheatres.co.uk


WHAT?

Christmas wouldn't be Christmas without panto. This week, Potted Panto returns for the tenth anniversary season taking you through 7 classic pantomimes in 70 minutes.

WHEN?

Opening on Saturday 5th December, the show runs until Sunday 10th January 2021

WHERE?

Sharing the Garrick Theatre with Death Drop, tickets are available from nimaxtheatres.co.uk


WHAT?

Slightly later than planned, Harold Pinter's The Dumb Waiter returns to London at its original home. Debuting at the Hampstead Theatre in 1960, 60 years later it is back in the same theatre.

WHEN?

The show opens on Thursday 3rd December and runs until Saturday 16th January 2021

WHERE?

Opening at the Hampstead Theatre, tickets are available from hampsteadtheatre.com


ONLINE


WHAT?

'The Shows Must Go On' continues its series this week with the release of Red. Starring Alfred Enoch and Alfred Molina, the play was filmed during its West End run in 2018. Expect a second title this week on Friday as well.

WHEN?

It is release on Monday 30th November at 7pm and available for 48 hours only

WHERE?


WHAT?

An all Scottish line-up of stars gather for a concert entitled Scots In The City. Produced by Kieran Brown and Shona White, they have gathered together stars of stage and screen for an early celebration of St Andrews Day

WHEN?

Catch it on Sunday 29th November at 7pm

WHERE?

Tickets cost £15 and will raise money for theatre Mental Health charity 'Industry Minds'. Tickets are available here


WHAT?

If you missed Tonight At The London Coliseum series, you're in luck as you have another chance to watch all of them. With a line-up of concerts from some of the biggest West End stars as well as a brand new musical, they are returning for an encore performance every night this week.

WHEN?

The concerts run every night at 7.30pm with Sharon D. Clarke on Monday 30th November, Cassidy Janson on Tuesday 1st December, Kerry Ellis on Wednesday 2nd December, Sharon Sexton & Rob Fowler on Thursday 3rd December, Carrie Hope Fletcher on Friday 4th December, Ramin Karimloo on Saturday 5th December and a brand new musical from Bradley Jaden and Alexia Khadime on Sunday 6th December at both 2.30pm and 7.30pm.


WHAT?

The Fabulist Fox Sister is the latest show to be live streamed from Southwark Playhouse. The world premiere of this new musical by Michael Conley was conceived entirely for multi-camera streaming and tells the story of Kate Fox - a woman who inadvertently invented séances.

WHEN?

The show is streaming on Friday 4th and Saturday 5th December at 7.45pm both nights with a matinee on Saturday at 3.15pm.

WHERE?

Tickets are available from southwarkplayhouseco.uk costing £10 if you book today then going up to £15 from Monday 30th December.


WHAT?

It's December which means panto season is well and truly upon us. 2020 means they have had to get inventive. Created by Peter Duncan, Jack and the Beanstalk is the first Covid-friendly socially distanced panto made for cinema was born.

WHEN?

Premiering at Everyman Cinemas up and down the country on Friday 4th December, you can also catch it online from Saturday 5th December

WHERE?

Tickets are available from https://pantoonline.co.uk/


WHAT?

Seth Rudetsky's weekly concert series continues this week with a double header from Patti Murin and Colin Donnell. Murin is known for originating the role as Anna in Frozen on Broadway as well as credits in Wicked and Xanadu. Donnell has been in Anything Goes, Jersey Boys and Follies.

WHEN?

The show premieres live on Sunday 29th November at 8pm ET which is 1am in the UK and is repeated on Monday 30th November at 3pm ET which is 8pm in the UK.

WHERE?

Tickets cost $25 and are available from https://thesethconcertseries.com/


The Showstoppers rare back again for another livestream this week. If you have never watched one of their shows before, where have you been? The unscripted show will see the group improv their way through an unknown story with an unknown title with some unknown musical themes. The decisions of all of this come from the audience who will suggest what show they should perform at home.

WHEN?

Catch them on Monday 30th November at 7.30pm

WHERE?

Tickets are from £8.35 and can be purchased here


IN CINEMA


WHAT?

The movie adaptation of the Broadway hit The Prom makes its eagerly anticipated debut on Netflix next week, but one week ahead of that, you can see it in select cinemas.

WHEN?

Catch it at Everyman cinemas from Friday 4th December

WHERE?

Buy your tickets are everymancinema.com


Looks like a brilliant 7 days for theatre.

Look out on Tuesday 1st December for the monthly preview of everything you can expect in December.

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