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
Matthew Bourne’s The Red Shoes
The multi Olivier-Award winning production The Red Shoes dances its way to the West End once more, as the ballet slippers continue to dazzle at Sadler’s Wells. Be whisked away to a dance-filled world as one performer does all it takes to become the greatest performer the world has ever seen.
A Christmas Carol
When Ebenezer Scrooge is faced with the ghosts of Christmas Past, Christmas Present and Christmas Yet to Come, as well as the ghost of his former colleague, Jacob Marley, it’s up to the “humbug” to welcome the Christmas spirit once and for all. Returning to the Old Vic for a third year, Jack Thorne’s adaptation of the seasonal classic A Christmas Carol is sure to delight and entrance audiences this year.
The Lion, the Witch and the Wardrobe
Witness Narnia like never before at the Bridge Theatre this Christmas at The Lion, the Witch and the Wardrobe. When four children discover a mythical world lies in a wardrobe in a spare room, will they travel to Narnia and save the new-found society from evil?
West End favourites you don’t want to miss this Christmas
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.