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5 theatre shows you don’t want to miss this winter

As the days get shorter and bring a bitter chill to the air, there’s nothing more comforting than a cosy trip to the theatre.

We’ve narrowed down our recommendations of the top 5 unmissable theatre shows coming to a stage near you this winter. Be quick – grab your tickets before they sell out!

Swan Lake at the London Coliseum

Planning a trip to the capital? Why not head to the London Coliseum to see the English National Ballet put on a dazzling performance of Swan Lake? An awe-inspiring dance with glorious musical pieces from Russian composer Tchaikovsky, it has become one of the most famous ballets of all time. Sit back and relax while you witness the captivating romance of Prince Siegfried and his lover, the Swan Queen Odette. As the dancers glide with poise, grace and enchanting fluidity, you’re sure to be in awe of this iconic performance. Plus, with links to Christmastime, this is a wonderful theatre show to attend during December.

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Hex at the National Theatre

Grab your snacks and buckle up for an enchanting theatre experience! Hex is a brand-new musical based on the story of Sleeping Beauty. In this vivid retelling, a lonely fairy heads to the palace to help the princess sleep and accidentally curses her. Watch as she embarks on a monumental 100-year quest to right her wrongs. Viewers can expect dramatic scenes, incredible backdrops, and expertly composed music to sing along to. With shows running until the 14th of January, why not book tickets to escape the madness of the holiday season? Or, plan a new year’s treat for you and the family!

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Dirty Dancing at the Dominion Theatre

For Dirty Dancing devotees and newbies alike, a trip to the theatre to watch this iconic performance will certainly go down a treat. Dubbed one of the greatest love stories of all time, it’s the ultimate show to enjoy on date night. Cuddle up with your love as you have the time of your life watching Francis “Baby” Houseman fall head over heels for dance instructor Johnny Castle. Overflowing with intense emotion and heart-pounding scenes, you won’t be able to take your eyes off the stage. And with all the beloved songs from the original movie, you’ll certainly be up on your feet to enjoy a boogie!

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Good at the Harold Pinter Theatre

This year, the Harold Pinter Theatre in London’s West End is offering a one-of-a-kind theatre experience with C.P. Taylor’s “Good”. And who better to play the lead role – a literary professor living in Frankfurt during the 1930s – than one of the nation’s favourite Scottish actors, David Tennant? This seemingly good citizen becomes entangled by Nazi ideology and finds himself unexpectedly singing from the same hymn sheet. Watch as his life and motives are suddenly turned upside down in this gripping show. Running until the 24th of December, book now to bag a cheaper ticket in the week leading up to Christmas!

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Harry Potter and the Cursed Child at the Palace Theatre

Are you obsessed with J. K. Rowling’s world-renowned Harry Potter film series? Why not head down to London to watch Harry Potter and the Cursed Child on stage at The Palace? Set 19 years after the wizarding trio first stepped foot into Hogwarts, the performance sees Harry, Ron and Hermione return for a new adventure. Viewers can expect gasp-worthy scenes, blood-pumping storytelling and incredible acting throughout. Promising over four hours of total magic, there’s no wonder this sensational performance is the most awarded new play in history. For top-class tickets at a brilliant price, book for the week leading up to Christmas. And remember to grab both tickets, as the show features two unmissable parts!

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