London N1, N4, N7
2 Become 1 runs at Kings Head Theatre from 3 December to 7 January
To a background of the music of the '90s—Spice Girls, Cher, Britney and Christina—Jess, Amanda, Molly and Charlie go on a wild night out in this comedy pop-musical.
Created by Kerrie Thomason and Natasha Granger and performed by them with Jesssica Brady and Eliza Hewitt-Jones.
Me runs at Little Angel Theatre from 8 December to 29 January
This heart-warming story of a baby penguin by much loved children’s author Emma Dodd is brought to the stage for those aged two to six with puppets designed by Jimmy Grimes, associate puppetry director on War Horse.
Puppetry is by Lori Hopkins, the director is Samantha Lane and the music is composed by Arran Glass.
Mary Stuart plays Almeida Theatre almeida.co.uk from 2 December to 21 January
Friedrich Schiller's Mary Stuart has been adapted by Robert Icke for a production that sees gimmicking casting—Juliet Stevenson and Lia Williams both play Elizabeth I and Mary Stuart, the toss of a coin at each performance deciding who takes which role.
Robert Icke directs; original composition by Laura Marling.
After Orlando—Park Theatre—12 December (one performance only)
Park Theatre hosts After Orlando, a playwright-driven global theatre action in response to the Florida attack featuring short pieces by emerging and established international voices in theatre, amongst them Neil Labute, Winter Miller and Anders Lustgarten.
After Orlando is a Chaskis Theatre production in conjunction with Missing Bolts Productions, NoPassport Theatre Alliance & Press and Park Theatre. All profits from the event will be donated to London LGBT charity Stonewall.
The Screwtape Letters runs at Park Theatre from 8 December to 7 January—European première
New York hit The Screwtape Letters gets its European première at London's Park Theatre.
A provocative and funny adaptation of the 1942 C S Lewis novel which follows Satan’s top psychiatrist, His Abysmal Sublimity Screwtape, and the creature-demon Toadpipe, as they train a new apprentice demon.
The Screwtape Letters is conceived and adapted for the stage by Max McLean and Jeffrey Fiske.
The Cat In The Hat runs at Pleasance Theatre from 6 December to 2 January
The Cat In The Hat is back in London turning a rainy afternoon into an amazing adventure.
Based on the book by Dr Seuss, this adaptation was first seen at the National Theatre in 2009 and has enjoyed significant success since. Lillie Collier directs.