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Opening this Week: Menier's Candide, Jude Law in Henry V and Emil and the Detectives

Opening this week, in the West End and further afield, includes Jude Law in Henry V, Candide at the Menier, the National's Emil and the Detectives, and more

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The company of Candide at the Menier Chocolate Factory
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Opening Monday


Dickens (Abridged)

2 December 2013

(Previews from 27 November)

In a high-speed comic journey through Dickens' Greatest Hits, in just ninety minutes, a cast including Damian Humbley and Jon Robyns bring hundreds of Dickens' best loved characters to life. It runs at the Arts Theatre until 5 January 2014.

Candide

2 December 2013

(Previews from 22 November)

Leonard Bernstein's musical based on the novel by Voltaire stars Scarlett Strallen, Fra Fee and James Dreyfus and runs at the Menier Chocolate Factory until 22 February 2014.

Opening Tuesday


Henry V

3 December 2013

(Previews from 23 November)

Starring Jude Law, this final production from the Michael Grandage season at the Noel Coward Theatre reunites Grandage and Law, who previously worked together on Hamlet. They return to take on another of Shakespeare's leading men, running until 15 February 2014.

Opening Wednesday


Emil and the Detectives

4 December 2013

(Previews from 21 November)

For this classic tale of a boy learning to rely on himself - and on his new friends - the Olivier stage transforms into 1920s Berlin: a place full of surprises and danger, where everything moves at the speed of your imagination. It runs until 18 March 2014.

Jack off the Beanstalk

4 December 2013

(Previews from 29 November)

A pantomime for adults with cross-dressing, romance, sweet-throwing, silliness and songs re-opens the Above the Stag Theatre, with a new location in Vauxhall. It runs until 5 January 2014.

Puss in Boots

4 December 2013

(Previews from 21 November)

The Hackney Empire's annual pantomime this year is Puss in Boots, starring Sharon D Clarke, Josefina Gabrielle, Kat B and Amy Lennox. It runs until 5 January 2014.

Opening Thursday


Let the Right One In

5 December 2013

(Previews from 29 November)

Let the Right One In is a tender, funny and brutal love story following the burgeoning relationship between Oskar, a lonely bullied teenage boy and Eli, a centuries old young vampire who befriends him. It runs at the Royal Court until 21 December 2013.

The Night Before Christmas

5 December 2013

(Previews from 29 November)

A new darkly funny Christmas musical from Anthony Neilson and Tom Mills runs at the Soho Theatre until 5 January 2014.

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