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Monday, December 26, 2016

Remember those pantomimes you’ve been to as a child or taken your own children to?

A play teaching children how to cope with mental illness in the family is being staged at east London’s Half Moon theatre for audiences as young as three.

The 40th Spitalfields Music Winter Festival opens on Sunday in London’s East End with a mix of Early music, classical Bach, jazz, Swing—and even opera for babies.

A show about pursuing dreams is being staged for children in London’s East End on Saturday morning to stimulate youngsters’ imaginations by exploring the senses.

Theatre players who helped “change the landscape of British theatre” celebrate the 50th birthday of their company with a new interpretation of its first ever show.

Teenagers are performing a modern-day ‘take’ of Rostand’s classic Cyrano de Bergerac as part of this year’s Bangla Drama festival returning to London’s East End.

Bartabas’s production of Golgota at Sadler’s Wells with horses performing alongside their human partners brings its own special quality, as you adjust to a slower pace of life as imagined in Holy Week in old Seville, writes Allis Moss.

A series of encounters formed from lust, love and rejection brought the world to the stage at Sadler’s Wells for Valentine month, writes Allis Moss.

Disembodied voices emanating loneliness on a bleak theatre set might not be your idea of getting into the festive spirit.

A troupe of actors are taking over the gardens of east London’s famous Geffrye Museum for three nights to stage a play written for the Twelfth Night of Christmas by an up-and-coming dramatist living in area for a while.

Sonic workers who keep the world’s sounds nice and tidy are urging children to help solve a bad mood that has emerged on the planet.

A popular early years play is coming to The Half Moon Theatre this weekend.

Natalie Wilcox is taking on all six roles in the play she has written about life in London’s East End at the height of the Second World War.

A gripping and poignant tale of 1960s East End crime is coming to stage this summer.

The Chinese are turning the clock back half-a-century in London’s East End looking for the original Chinatown down by the docks.

Immerse yourself in Sell A Door Theatre Company’s latest adaptation of a classic children’s story.

A show that promises depth and originality is making its debut at Stratford Circus, Theatre Square, Stratford, on March 25.

Present-day Jamaica is under the microscope in a hard-hitting new drama at Theatre Royal Stratford East.

An upcoming exhibition at the Full Stop bar in Brick Lane depicts British folk stories through the eyes of four artists.

Actress Juliette Power is keen to emphasise the importance of strong female characters in contemporary drama.

A stimulating show for children aged seven to 11 giving an insight into “growing up in 2014” has been created with the help of schoolkids in London’s East End.

Children kicking their heels and parents perplexed as to how to keep them occupied this half-term should get their skates on.

One of the best loved operas of all time is getting a dramatic makeover this Valentine’s Day.

A series of paintings featuring all 267 stations on the London Underground will forever capture the scenes of the city.

A new body of work by Newham artist Marie-Louise Jones explores traumatic experiences and their lingering psychological effects.

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