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Jest End runs at Waterloo East Theatre from 29 November to 18 December

Comedy musical Jest End returns to Waterloo East Theatre after a successful run there last year poking fun at the hits and misses of Theatreland. Amongst those in the firing line this year are Hamilton, Groundhog Day, School Of Rock, Funny Girl, Matilda, Lion King, Wicked, The Phantom of the Opera and Les Miserables.

If your indulgence is Forbidden Broadway, then Jest End is for you. Created and directed by Garry Lake.

Baddies: The Musical runs at Unicorn Theatre until 31 December

‘Sure, I eat people’s grandmothers once in a while," says Big Bad Wolf, "but that doesn’t make me a bad person… it makes me a good villain."

Yes, Baddies: The Musical is back; five notorious characters are in danger of being made into goodies, but where's the fun in that?

The show has a book by Nancy Harris and music by Marc Teitler with lyrics from the pair. Purni Morell directs and choreography is by Caroline Pope.

Million Dollar Quartet runs at Southbank Centre from 17 December to 2 January

Tony Award-winning Broadway musical Million Dollar Quartet means that you can spend the evening with Elvis Presley, Jerry Lee Lewis, Johnny Cash and Carl Perkins instead of Captain Hook, Wendy, Peter and Tinkerbelle.

Martin Kemp plays legendary record producer Sam Phillips who brought the four iconic singers together; "Blue Suede Shoes", "Hound Dog", "I Walk The Line" and "Great Balls of Fire" are amongst the hits included in the show.

Christmas Cracker is at The Vaults on 3 December (one performance only)

Christmas Cracker is a cabaret-style ingenious entertainment from Purple Ostrich using song and dance (well, twerking) in a performance that looks at the struggles women face in today’s society, gender roles and sexuality.

Other shows playing during December at The Vaults include Fucking Men and Trainspotting. See web site for full information.

Love runs at the National's Dorfman Theatre from 5 December to 10 January

New play by Birmingham Repertory Theatre associate director Alexander Zeldin, Love, considers homelessness in a tale where strangers are forced together in a city where over 50,000 households are living in temporary accommodation.

Love is produced in association with Birmingham Repertory Theatre and it will be seen there from 26 January.