What’s On – December 2018
What’s on December 2018 – New Shows Opening
Five to Five, the winners of Gary Barlow’s ‘Let it Shine’, will perform at the Theatre Royal Haymarket alongside a live band and a cast of 16 in this epic production created by the team behind Take That’s concerts. The Band is hilarious, heart-warming and nostalgic, taking you back to a time where boybands and friendships were the only things that mattered.
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Pantomime at its very best. Snow White brings sparkle, scale and spectacle to the London Palladium from 8th December for a strictly limited 5 week period. Dawn French stars alongside returning London Palladium pantomime royalty Julian Clary, Paul Zerdin, Nigel Havers and Gary Wilmot joined by ‘Strictly Come Dancing’’s Vincent & Flavia.
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The renowned Mark Ravenhill returns to the Royal Court with The Cane. Royal Court Artistic Director Vicky Featherstone directs.After 45 years as a dedicated teacher, Edward is looking forward to the imminent celebration to mark his retirement. But… his home is under siege. A mob of angry students have gathered. A brick has been thrown through the window, he and his wife haven’t left the house in six days, and now his estranged daughter has arrived with her own questions.
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What’s on December 2018 – Best Selling Shows
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. To miss out on Disney’s The Lion King is to miss out on a West End experience of a lifetime, one that has captivated London audiences at the Lyceum Theatre since 1999.
The alternate story behind ‘The Wizard of Oz’ originally cast its spell over audiences on Broadway in 2003 and has since won over 100 international awards. Wicked continues its incredible success at the Apollo Victoria Theatre and has gained a huge fan base, with over 9 million people in London alone experiencing this enchanting tale.
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The Phantom of the Opera
Featuring a lush score from the legendary composer Andrew Lloyd Webber and produced by theatrical juggernaut Cameron Mackintosh, this romantic show is the epitome of the musical theatre genre. Combining spectacular scenery and jaw-dropping special effects with some of the most mesmerising music in theatrical history, The Phantom of the Opera at Her Majesty’s Theatre will captivate you with its beauty and majesty.
Kinky Boots has everything you could look for in an evening’s entertainment – effortlessly catchy tunes, spectacular dance sequences and an emotional punch to boot. Exploring themes of father/son relationships and the acceptance of those who are different through celebrating individuality, this Olivier Award winning show will raise your spirits and have you dancing in the aisles of the Adelphi Theatre.
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The Book Of Mormon
The Book of Mormon is the outrageous brainchild of South Park creators Matt Stone and Trey Parker, along with Robert Lopez of Avenue Q. As a result, the show frequently crosses the line with its sharp satire and on-the-nose humour with outrageous religious and social commentary.
Motown The Musical
Comprising of over 50 Motown tracks from Gordy’s back-catalogue, including “My Girl”, “Dancing In The Street”, “Ain’t No Mountain High Enough” and “I Heard It Through The Grapevine”, Motown is a celebration of an unmatched era in music. Transferring from Broadway where it was nominated for four Tony Awards, Motown the Musical comes to the Shaftesbury Theatre as a celebration of one of the most influential figures in music history.
The Play That Goes Wrong
Described as ‘Faulty Towers’ meets The Mousetrap, The Play That Goes Wrong is guaranteed to have you rolling in the aisles. From humble beginnings at the Old Red Lion in Islington, the Mischief Theatre Company who have both written and performed The Play That Goes Wrong join the ranks of the West End delivering this innovative farce with utter precision, expert comic timing and ruthless energy.
Set on a Greek island,MAMMA MIA! at the Novello Theatre cleverly and humorously interweaves the timeless songs of ABBA with a story of love, friendship and identity, emphasising the natural narrative of Benny Andersson and Björn Ulvaeus’ classic songs. The resulting show is the sunniest and most exhilarating evening you can have at the theatre!
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To find a full range of shows available then see our full London Theatre listings.