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Last chance! These great shows are closing in January

January 4, 2017 by Rebecca Barrett
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Not every show can be with us forever and sometimes we must say goodbye to wonderful theatre in order to welcome new shows. Here are the shows that are leaving London in January 2017, so don’t miss your chance to see them while you still can!

The Bodyguard

Photo Credit: The Bodyguard
Photo Credit: The Bodyguard

Closing 7 January.

Beverley Knight, an absolute powerhouse performer, has been wowing audiences in The Bodyguard at the Dominion Theatre and now it’s your last chance to see her. When a stalker threatens her family, a pop star hires a personal bodyguard, but she never expected to fall in love with him. You can still enter our exclusive Front Row Lottery via the app to win £15 tickets here.

Charlie and the Chocolate Factory

Photo Credit: Charlie and the Chocolate Factory
Photo Credit: Charlie and the Chocolate Factory

Closing 7 January.

Behind the gates of the mysterious Wonka factory lie wonders, the likes of which you’ve only seen in your dreams. Will you get a golden ticket to see Charlie and the Chocolate Factory? Based on Roald Dahl‘s beloved book, don’t miss this visual treat – get exclusive access to £25 Rush tickets via the app.

A Christmas Carol

photo Credit: A Christmas Carol
Photo Credit: A Christmas Carol

Closing 7 January.

Simon Callow brings the Dickens classic, A Christmas Carol, to life in his one-man show. It’s the timeless story of Ebenezer Scrooge’s journey from lonely miser to warm-hearted family man – catch it now at the Arts Theatre.

Christina Bianco – O Come, All Ye Divas

Photo Credit: Charing Cross Theatre
Photo Credit: Charing Cross Theatre

Closing 7 January.

Cabaret Queen and a viral sensation for her uncanny impressions, Christina Bianco‘s Christmas show, O Come, All Ye Divas comes to an end this month. Head down to the Charing Cross Theatre and expect games, songs, comedy and more!

The Railway Children

Photo Credit: The Railway Children
Photo Credit: The Railway Children

Closing 8 January.

A firm family favourite, The Railway Children has brought the magic of  E. Nesbit’s beloved novel to life, complete with a real steam train that pulls right into the theatre! When their father is called away on mysterious business, Bobby, Peter and Phyllis find adventure in the countryside and begin a new life as the Railway Children.

In The Heights

Photo Credit: In The Heights
Photo Credit: In The Heights

Closing 8 January.

It’s time to say goodbye to Lin-Manuel Miranda‘s Tony Award-winning musical, In The Heights. It’s a slice of life piece in a struggling New York neighbourhood with a hip-hop flavour that’s not to be missed!

La Soirée

Photo Credit: La Soiree
Photo Credit: La Soirée

Closing 8 January

A circus and cabaret extravaganza, La Soirée will leave your jaw on the floor! With cabaret performers, new burlesque acts, a circus sideshow and contemporary variety, there’s something for everyone.

The Dresser

Photo Credit: The Dresser
Photo Credit: The Dresser

Closing 14 January.

Reece Shearsmith, Ken Stott and Harriet Thorpe star in the classic play, The Dresser. An ailing actor, Sir, struggles to overcome ill health and past demons as his faithful Dresser, Norman, prepares him for a performance of King Lear.

The Children

Photo Credit: The Royal Court
Photo Credit: The Royal Court

Closing 14 January.

The Children examines what happens when people are faced with a terrible choice: to sacrifice yourself for future generations or to save yourself and the ones you love. Unlock access to exclusive £15 Rush tickets via the app.

Once In A Lifetime

Photo Credit: Once In A Lifetime
Photo Credit: Once In A Lifetime

Closing 14 January.

Comedian Harry Enfield makes his stage debut in Once In A Lifetime at the Young Vic. In the new age of talking pictures, stars are seeking elocution lessons to help them keep their jobs. To mix with movie moguls and the Hollywood elite, three New Yorkers head to California to cash in on the trend.

Trainspotting Live

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Photo Credit: Trainspotting

Closing 15 January.

Taking audiences into the murky world of drugs and debauchery, Trainspotting Live is an immersive experience not to be missed. Based on Irvine Welsh‘s novel, follow Renton through the dark underbelly of Glasgow at the Vaults Theatre.

Cinderella

Photo Credit: Cinderella
Photo Credit: Cinderella

Closing 15 January.

Cinderella is the biggest show in town and you can still enjoy this star-studded seasonal show at the London Palladium. Paul O’Grady dons the drag once again and is deliciously devious as the wicked stepmother, and Natasha J. Barnes stars as the beautiful Cinderella.

Lazarus

Lazarus
Photo Credit: Lazarus

Closing 22 January.

David Bowie‘s may have left us last year, but his art lives on in his musical, Lazarus. Thomas Newton is spending his immortal life drunk and heartbroken, but can a mysterious girl change his life for the better? You can enter to win £15 tickets to Lazarus in our exclusive Front Row Lottery via the app.

Bianco

Photo Credit: Bianco
Photo Credit: Bianco

Closing 22 January.

Created by NoFit State, Bianco is an immersive promenade show that blends circus acts with performance theatre, accompanied by live music. Beautiful and unexpected, Bianco will leave you breathless.

The Little Matchgirl and Other Happier Tales

Photo Credit: Sam Wanamaker Playhouse
Photo Credit: Sam Wanamaker Playhouse

Closing 22 January.

Inspired by Hans Christian Andersen‘s heartbreaking tale of The Little Matchgirl, audiences will experience different short stories with every match the girl strikes. Combining puppetry, magic and mystery, the stories play out in the moody candlelight of the Sam Wanamaker playhouse and create a very unique performance.

Rent

Photo Credit: Rent
Photo Credit: Rent

Closing 28 January.

Jonathan Larson‘s iconic musical Rent, celebrating its 20th anniversary, explores the death of Bohemian living in Manhattan. A group of friends struggle to live and love in the face of gentrification, breakups and the AIDS epidemic sweeping New York.

Peter Pan Goes Wrong

Photo Credit: Peter Pan Goes Wrong
Photo Credit: Peter Pan Goes Wrong

Closing 29 January.

Mischief Theatre‘s hilarious seasonal show, Peter Pan Goes Wrong, gave audiences the giggles with their technical glitches, cast arguments and general disasters. If you enjoyed the other Mischief shows (The Play that Goes Wrong and Comedy About A Bank Robbery), you’ll love this one.

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