Ah, Christmas. Isn’t it a magical time of year? What’s your favourite thing about it? Ask almost anyone, and they’ll reply with festive theatre.
If you’re after the ultimate seasonal show, head to London. As ever, the city is offering a variety of dazzling performances.
Read on to find the ideal one for you.
- Cinderella, Whitehall Theatre
It’s the beloved fairy tale – with a twist! Recognise the name Baga Chipz? The Ru Paul’s Drag Race UK contestant takes to the stage as a thoroughly modern Cinderella. Expect pop, puns and glamour galore from this adult adaptation. Just don’t bring the kids!
- Nutcracker, London Coliseum
Want to indulge in a truly seasonal treat? Look no further than the National Ballet’s graceful rendition of The Nutcracker. Set in snowy Edwardian London, its sets, costumes and dances are bound to ooze visual appeal.
- Disney on Ice, SSE Arena, Wembley and The O2
Can you believe that Disney is almost 100 years old? Why not celebrate its glorious array of characters with this ice-skating spectacle? Don’t worry, you don’t need to be young to enjoy it! Disney on Ice covers every great song from the animation giant’s long history. Entertain your inner child with this uplifting show!
- A Christmas Carol, The Old Vic
Remember the tale of miserly Ebenezer Scrooge and his encounter with three spirits? How could you not! It’s perhaps the most celebrated festive story of all time – and unsurprisingly, it features on most of our screens every Christmas. So, how about seeing it recreated by some of the best performers in the country at the legendary Old Vic? You can easily reach it from practically anywhere in the UK – just hop on the Tube after having travelled by train to London St Pancras.
- The Snowman, the Peacock Theatre
Let’s be honest, would it really feel like Christmas without at least one viewing of The Snowman? Debuted as a TV short, this heart-warming tale of an unlikely friendship between a young boy and a snowman is a holiday favourite for many. And you can witness the magic in the flesh with a live performance of it at the Peacock Theatre!
Dressed in lights and filled with cheer, London showcases Christmas in all its glory. Visit one of its many shows to truly experience its festive spirit!