The top Christmas shows to stay festive before New Year
Once Christmas Day has passed, there are a few days in between Christmas and New Year which you may find yourself at a loose end. To make the most of this period, why not take a trip to Theatreland and see one of these spectacular shows? Extend the seasonal feel-good factor with tickets to a Christmas show in the West End visit to round off your year.
The best Christmas shows to see before New Year
Magic Goes Wrong
Set to charm audiences with their latest comedy tricks, Mischief Theatre present their newest show, Magic Goes Wrong as part of their Vaudeville Theatre residency. Taking on the roles of magicians, characters prepare and host a charity event to raise as much money as possible, but will they be able to pull off the performance of a lifetime? Don’t miss this spellbinding spectacular in the West End!
For festive family fun in the West End after Christmas, take a trip to Matilda, the Roald Dahl book which has been adapted for the stage. Playing at the Cambridge Theatre since 2011, the show has entertained audiences of all ages, as Matilda Wormwood attempts to defeat Miss Trunchbull and her parents with her knowledge. See Bruce Bogtrotter eat chocolate cake and Matilda use her telekinetic powers to cause mischief in a show where sometimes, it pays off to be a little bit naughty…
The Play That Goes Wrong
Keep the festive laughter going at The Play That Goes Wrong, a comedy play that will keep you giggling for days. Join the Cornley Polytechnic Drama Society as they put on their annual production: ‘Murder at Haversham Manor’, a murder mystery set in the 1920s. With props going missing and the set crumbling, the final few steps to curtain up become tricky to navigate. Brought to the West End by Mischief Theatre Company, The Play That Goes Wrong is full of comedic mistakes that are so wrong, they’re so right!
Find out how Elphaba and Glinda came to be the good and bad witches of Oz in Wicked, making the West End green since 2006. When Elphaba and Glinda first meet at Shiz University, they are polar opposites. As the pair learn more about each other, they form an unbreakable friendship. When their friendship is tested by the Wonderful Wizard of Oz and the Ozian heartthrob Fiyero, the pair follow different paths. With a soundtrack including “Defying Gravity” and “One Short Day”, Wicked is a modern classic in the West End that continues to stun audiences.
Everybody’s Talking About Jamie
Based on the BBC Three documentary ‘Jamie: Drag Queen at 16’, Everybody’s Talking About Jamie is a show packed with good heart. When Jamie New wants to go to the school prom in a dress, he’s met with backlash. Yet, with the support of his mother, friends and Miss Hedge, Jamie’s drag persona takes centre stage on the biggest night of the school calendar. Starring Michelle Visage and featuring an original score from The Feeling musician Dan Gillespie Sells, Everybody’s Talking About Jamie is an unconventional tale that is all about sticking up for who you are.
Zizi Strallen and Charlie Stemp star in the West End revival of Mary Poppins at the Prince Edward Theatre, following a flying nanny who looks after two children living on Cherry Tree Lane. With plenty of lessons to be learnt in a fun, up-beat manner, Mary Poppins is the perfect family-friendly Christmas show to keep everyone smiling!