Must see Christmas shows in London this festive season
Put some festive sparkle into this year’s Christmas celebrations with a trip to the West End. With lots of Christmas shows available, as well as extra performances of West End favourites, get onto Santa’s good list and book your tickets now for your trip to the theatre.
Christmas shows in the West End this festive season
The Nutcracker – English National Ballet
Don’t miss the English National Ballet return to the London Coliseum this Christmas in The Nutcracker. With a divine score by Tchaikovsky including ‘Waltz of the Flowers’ and ‘Dance of the Sugar Plum Fairy’, over 100 dancers and musicians will be bringing Nutcracker to life, so you’ll want to see this Christmassy dance spectacular.
Now in its 23rd consecutive Christmas season at the Peacock Theatre, this magical stage adaption of Raymond Briggs’ much-loved book has transported a generation of children and their families into the wintery wonderland of a boy and a snowman that comes to life. Get ready for a Christmas to remember at the Peacock Theatre with The Snowman tickets.
The Lion King
Don’t miss out on your chance to see “The Circle of Life” this season with tickets to The Lion King at the Lyceum Theatre. One of the biggest Disney films, see the Serengeti come to life with over 200 puppets in a theatrical journey that would be a roaring shame to miss. Join your favourite animated characters such as Simba, Nala and Mufasa and say “Hakuna Matata” to The Lion King this Christmas for a celebration to transport you into the heart of Africa.
Book of Mormon
Say “Hello” to The Book of Mormon, the smash-hit sensation that won best new musical at the 2014 Olivier Awards and sends audiences into uproarious laughter night after night. Written by South Park creators Matt Stone and Trey Parker, the story tells of Elder Price and Elder Cunnigham’s mission to Uganda, where spreading the word of the Latter Day Saints isn’t as simple as it initially seemed. Facing warlords, poverty and AIDS, The Book of Mormon may seem like a hard-hitting tragedy but it’s a must-see comedy to round off 2018 in style.
A spellbinding production that’s sure to make you feel good during the festive season, Wicked has played for over a decade in the West End. The prequel to The Wizard of Oz, it centres on Elphaba and Glinda, two students at Shiz University that become unlikely friends. It’s a bewitching tale that tells how Elphaba became the Wicked Witch of the West. With a score including “No Good Deed”, “The Wizard and I” and “One Short Day”, kick off your seasonal magic with a ticket to Wicked.
You’ve seen Mamma Mia! Here We Go Again in cinemas this year, so why not take a trip to Mamma Mia! to end your year. Set on a Greek island, follow Sophie as she attempts to find out who her father is before she marries Sky, while Donna is set to open her hotel on the island. With a catchy soundtrack including “Super Trouper”, “Dancing Queen” and “Take A Chance on Me”, Mamma Mia! is an unmissable part to your feel-good celebrations.
Tina the Musical
Don’t miss the unmissable theatrical tribute to Tina Turner at the Aldwych Theatre this Christmas! Sharing the public and private stories behind Tina’s global superstardom, join her journey to becoming one of the world’s best-selling artists of all time. With songs including ‘Nutbush City Limits’ and ‘Proud Mary’, get ready to see ‘The Best’ musical in London this Christmas at Tina the Musical.