Christmas Gift Ideas: Give the gift of theatre tickets
Stuck for present ideas this Christmas? Don’t waste your money on oranges, socks and cheap chocolates, book special Christmas gifts toa West End show.
West End Christmas gifts
The Lion King
Set in the magnificent Serengeti plains, heavy with the haunting sounds of Africa, Disney’s multi award-winning musical redefines the meaning of live experience. As well-loved tunes like “The Circle of Life” and “Hakuna Matata” resonate around the enchanting Lyceum Theatre, 200 puppets bring the Serengeti to life. Each puppet is crafted so intricately and manoeuvred so realistically that the characters before you appear to be living. Accompanying the music and puppetry are The Lion King’s glorious staging choices and stunning special-effects that transport you even further into the heart of Africa.Give your loved ones the gift of a lifetime this holiday season.
Everybody’s Talking About Jamie
Whisk your teen away from their phone this Christmas and give them an experience they won’t forget at a show all their friends are talking about. Inspired by the BBC documentary ‘Jamie: Drag Queen at 16’, Everybody’s Talking About Jamie is a brave, reckless and unconventional tale about finding yourself and being who you want to be. Jamie New lives on a council estate in Sheffield, and he doesn’t quite fit in. Supported by his incredible mother Margaret, Jamie overcomes the prejudice that he faces and decides to make his dreams come true. Nobody can tell Jamie that he can’t, and soon his drag persona Mimi Me takes centre stage.
Les Misérables is a piece of musical theatre history that tells the epic tale of one man’s struggle to break free from his past and create a new life for himself and his surrogate daughter in post-Revolutionary France. Soon, discontent amongst French students boils over to create a powerful story of liberté, égalité and fraternité. Featuring the most powerful, spine-tingling songs to ever have graced the West End stage like “I Dreamed a Dream”, “Can You Hear The People Sing”, “On My Own”, “Bring Him Home” and “One Day More”, London’s longest-running musical never fails to amaze.
A Christmas Carol
Returning to The Old Vic by popular demand is Jack Thorne’s (Harry Potter and the Cursed Child) joyous adaptation of Charles Dickens’ A Christmas Carol directed by Matthew Warchus (Matilda The Musical). This timeless classic has been spectacularly reimagined for the modern stage, with a uniquely immersive in the round seating, which brings the audience that bit closer to the uplifting story. Filling the auditorium to the brim with mince pies, entrancing lanterns, music and merriment, this production is a love song to Christmas and the power of both forgiveness and redemption.
The Snowman returns to the Peacock Theatre for a record-breaking 16th year. Based on Raymond Briggs’ classic book and subsequent film, this much-loved festive tale features Howard Blake’s ‘Walking In the Air’, performed by a live band. A young boy’s snowman comes to life on Christmas Eve and the two set off on a whirlwind night-time adventure filled with the unexpected. Dancing penguins, reindeer and, of course, Father Christmas himself all join them on their travels. Watch spellbound as the Snowman flies through the sky, before escaping the clutches of the evil Jack Frost to return home safely for Christmas morning. These are perfect Christmas gifts for all the family.