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Opening: American Psycho starring Matt Smith, David Tennant in Richard II and The Duck House

Openings this week sees two Doctor Whos, Matt Smith and David Tennant, pitted against each other in American Psycho and Richard II, plus The Duck House, Potted Panto and more

David Tennant in Richard II
© Kwame Lestrade

Opening Monday

Beauty and the Beast

9 December 2013

(Previews from 4 December 2013)

British disabled actor Mat Fraser and American art star and a former Miss Exotic World/Miss Coney Island Julie Atlas Muz star in this magical sexual journey into real and fabled romance, which runs at the Young Vic until 21 December 2013.

Drawing the Line

9 December 2013

(Previews from 3 December 2013)

Howard Brenton's play about the lead up to the Partition of India to create Pakistan and the India we now know runs until 11 January 2014 at the Hampstead Theatre.


9 December 2013

(Previews from 6 December 2013)

The Pantomime story of Aladdin and the magic lamp starring Jo Brand, Oliver Thornton, David Bedella and Flawless runs at the New Wimbledon Theatre until 12 January 2014.

Opening Tuesday

The Duck House

10 December 2013

(Previews from 27 November)

The Duck House is a comedy set in a world of dodgy receipts, dodgier deceit, and pure Parliamentary panic. Starring Ben Miller, Nancy Carroll and Diana Vickers, it runs until 29 March at the Vaudeville Theatre.

The Snail and the Whale

10 December 2013

A rhyming story that involves children and adults from the very start, The Snail and the Whale runs at the St. James Theatre until 5 January 2014.

Opening Wednesday

Potted Panto

11 December 2013

(Previews from 8 December)

Potted Panto is a madcap ride through the biggest stories and best-loved characters from panto, from the creators of Potted Potter. It runs until 5 January 2014 at the Vaudeville Theatre.

Opening Thursday

American Psycho

12 December 2013

(Previews from 3 December)

Matt Smith stars in the musical adaptation of Bret Easton Ellis' novel, famously turned into a film starring Christian Bale. It runs at the Almeida Theatre until 1 February 2014.

Richard II

12 December 2013

(Previews from 9 December)

Directed by Gregory Doran, starring David Tennant, this RSC production is transferring to the West End, running at the Barbican until 25 January 2014.

Opening Friday

The Elephantom

12 December 2013

(Previews from 10 December)

For children and grown-ups of all ages, the story of one little girl and her larger-than-life friend is brought to life with puppetry, and runs at the NT Shed until 11 January 2014.