Here is Love London Love Culture’s guide to some of the best shows opening next month…

Buried Child

Buried Child, Trafalgar Studiosnow in previews, Sam Shepard’s Pulitzer Prize-winning play sees Ed Harris and Amy Madigan starring in this story set in 1979 rural America as it reels from a recession and political unrest. The show officially opens on the 1st December. ( ATG Tickets, Ticketmaster.co.uk, Discount Theatre.com, Theatre Tickets Direct.co.uk, Love Theatre.com, Theatre People.com and UK Tickets.co.uk.)

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Once in a Lifetime, Young Vic Theatrethis production of Moss Hart and George S. Kaufman’s play will see Harry Enfield making his stage debut.

Hollywood, 1930. The first-ever talking motion picture is a smash hit and suddenly every actor needs a voice. Three New Yorkers head west to cash in on the talkies trend by opening an elocution school. But in a city heaving with clueless ingénues, all-powerful studio moguls and neurotic screenwriters, success is trickier than it sounds. Misadventures abound. Our three heroes vie to become the next big thing in Tinseltown.

Now in previews, the production directed by Richard Jones officially opens on the 6th December. 

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RENT the Musical, St James Theatrecelebrating the musical’s 20th anniversary, this production includes in its cast Layton Williams (Bad Education, Billy Elliot The Musical, Hairspray) and Lucie Jones (X Factor, Legally Blonde The Musical, Les Miserables). The production opens for previews on the 8th December and officially opens on the 13th December. (Discount Theatre.com, Last Minute.com,Theatre Tickets Direct.co.uk, Love Theatre.com, Theatre People.com and UK Tickets.co.uk.) 

Cinderella pantomime

Cinderella, London Palladiumthis all-star cast production sees pantomime return to the London Palladium for the first time in nearly 30 years. Starring Natasha  Barnes as Cinderella, the production is directed by Michael Harrison. It opens for previews on the 9th December and officially opens on the 14th December. (Ticketmaster.co.uk, Discount Theatre.com, Last Minute.com, Theatre Tickets Direct.co.uk, Love Theatre.com, Theatre People.com and UK Tickets.co.uk)

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Dreamgirls, Savoy TheatreAmber Riley leads the cast in the London premiere of the musical, directed by Casey Nicholaw. Filled with big numbers, a sprinkling of glamour and a great story this is one of the most eagerly anticipated musicals of the year. It is now in previews, officially opening on the 14th December. ( ATG Tickets, Ticketmaster.co.uk, Discount Theatre.com, Last Minute.com,Theatre Tickets Direct.co.uk, Love Theatre.com, Theatre People.com and UK Tickets.co.uk.)

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