December 2019: What’s on in the West End?
The final month of the year brings an array of exciting West End openings, guaranteed to get you in the Christmas spirit. Whether it’s seeing Les Miserables at the Sondheim Theatre or laughing all night long at Magic Goes Wrong, look forward to an uplifting West End show in December 2019.
New shows opening in December 2019
A Taste of Honey at Trafalgar Studios
Jodie Prenger stars in the National Theatre’s revival of A Taste of Honey, returning to the West End for the first time in 60 years. This gritty, ground-breaking play depicts post-war working-class life in the north of England and is an exhilarating portrayal of the female spirit in a deprived and restless world, as family life is seemingly pulled apart at the strings.
Amelie at The Other Palace
Be swept away to France in the West End premiere of Amelie, starring Audrey Brisson. As a young woman shares her kind, open heart to strangers around her, the streets of Paris light up with happiness. But, will Amelie be able to stay happy once she falls in love? Imaginative dreams come to life and connections form in unexpected places in this folk musical, opening on 4th December.
Girl From the North Country at the Gielgud Theatre
After a world premiere at the Old Vic and a subsequent transfer to the Noel Coward, the double Olivier-Award winning production returns to the West End from 10th December. With a soundtrack showcasing Bob Dylan’s greatest hits, Girl from the North Country will transport you to twentieth-century America, as a community look to save themselves from crisis with passionate and beautiful stories. Katie Brayben and Rachel John will star in the revival of Girl from the North Country. Find out more about Girl from the North Country here.
Magic Goes Wrong at the Vaudeville Theatre
Penn & Teller lend their magical talents to Mischief Theatre’s newest show Magic Goes Wrong from 14th December. Not much is known about the show, however the cast will play magicians attempting to raise as much money as possible at a charity event. Based on the shows performed by Mischief Theatre, you won’t want to miss this!
Les Miserables at the Sondheim Theatre
Flying the red flag in the West End once more, Les Miserables returns to the West End following theatre refurbishment. Staged in the newly-renamed Sondheim Theatre, experience the epic tale of Jean Valjean as he breaks free from his past in a revolutionary France that’s fighting for equality and freedom. Although it’s a brand new production, the musical still features the iconic songs including ‘Bring Him Home’, ‘I Dreamed a Dream’ and ‘Stars’, so you’ll want to book Les Miserables tickets now.
As well as new shows opening in December 2019, there are plenty of Christmas productions in London that are sure to leave you feeling festive! Take a look through our seasonal selection box and book your tickets now.