Arts and Culture Calendar: Christmas Special

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The Lion, the Witch, and the Wardrobe

West Yorkshire Playhouse, Leeds

until 27th January

Sally Cookson, the award-winning director of the incredible National Theatre production of Jane Eyre, brings C.S. Lewis’s classic to the stage. This is the third time this play has been staged at the Playhouse in the last twenty years, so Cookson will have to make this production stand out. After her previous successes, we can expect great things.


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Hamilton: An American Musical

Victoria Palace Theatre, London

Opens 6th December 2017

It’s here, finally. The biggest musical in the world opens in London. Staged in the refurbished Victoria Palace Theatre, it will be interesting to see how ‘An American Musical’ will go down with British theatregoers.

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Guys & Dolls

Manchester Royal Exchange

until 27th January

For this Christmas the Royal Exchange have chosen a new revival of the classic musical which relocates the original setting to Harlem, changing the focus to life in Black America.


The Dukes

until 6th January

The Dukes present a new adaptation of the classic tale of Aladdin.

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Sketch 2017

Peter Scott Gallery

until 15th December

An amazing exhibition featuring 100 artists’ sketchbooks. This is an intimate, and diverse artistic experience like no other.

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LUTG: Arcadia

The Storey

6th – 8th December

LUTG performs Tom Stoppard’s classic play focusing on events taking place in a house in both the early 1800s and the present day. Arcadia is a staple of many English Literature courses, and considered one of the best modern plays in the English language.

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LUTG: Macbeth

Nuffield Theatre

9th – 11th December

LUTG presents an ambitious take on Macbeth, set in a wartime hospital with Lady Macbeth confined to a wheelchair. This play is set to be an interesting watch.

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National Theatre Live: Young Marx

The Dukes

7th December

This new comedy, from the creative team behind One Man, Two Guvnors is broadcast live from The Bridge Theatre. Starring Rory Kinnear, it promises a hilarious take on the life of a 32-year-old Marx hiding out in Soho.


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