22 Nov 2013
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Christmas Theatre in London

Finally, after a long 11 month wait, I can crack out my Santa hat! Wahoo! Yule tide is here once again! Now at Official Theatre we love Christmas because… well what’s not to love about sparkly lights, roasted food and mince pies? However what we love most of all is a good classic Christmas show! Be it a panto, ballet or something a little more unusual, nothing makes us feel warmer inside than seeing a festive piece of theatre!

As we know that many people feel the same as we do, with thousands of families and friends flocking to the UK’s capital to see a show at Christmas, we have decided to make a happy little festive video to get you in the mood for the holidays and to reveal our top picks of theatre this season!

Enjoy!

Our top picks

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Just in case you need some more information on our favourite shows, here are the listing details so you know when to book you Christmas treat.

Aladdin runs at The New Wimbledon Theatre from now until Sunday 12th January 2014.
Jack and The Beanstalk runs at the Lyric Hammersmith from now up until the 4th January.
The Night Before Christmas runs at the Little Angel Theatre from now up until the 5th January
The Snowman runs at The Peacock Theatre up until the 5th January!

Best of the rest

For those of you who want to see a show in London this holiday season, but aren’t so sold on a traditional Christmas tale, we’ve picked five more family friendly productions that sum up the spirit of the season without being overtly Christmassy!

Matilda-the-Musical-Logo-100x150Matilda:  This Roald Dahl adapted stage sensation has been running at the Cambridge Theatre for two years and is a family favourite all year round! The heart warming tale of a misfit little girl who discovers she has magical powers captures the imagination of theatregoers of all ages. To accompany Dahl’s classic tale, the seven time Olivier Award winning production has a breathtaking set and memorable music. Definitely fun for all the family!
Cambridge Theatre, booking until 21st December 2014

 

Charlie and the Chocolate Factory 100x150Charlie and the Chocolate Factory:  if you love all the delicious food around in the festive season, then this show is definitely for you! As another Roald Dahl adaptation, Charlie and The Chocolate Factory brings to life a beloved children’s story with remarkable effect. This show is a delicious treat to be enjoyed by all.
Theatre Royal Drury Lane, booking until 1st November 2014

 

 

Duchess Theatre Wind in the WillowsWind in the Willows: In the first ever Royal Opera House transfer, The Wind in the Willows opens at the Duchess Theatre. Based on Kenneth Grahame’s iconic children’s book of the same name, the show tells the whimsical tale of Ratty, Mole, Mr.Toad and Mr. Mole. The Royal Opera’s interpretation is a multi arts fusion of music, dance, design and puppetry.
Duchess Theatre, 11th December – 1st February

A Merry Christmas to All

We are so excited to see all of the wonderful Christmas shows this year and we hope you enjoy them to!
We wish you all a very merry Christmas and a happy new year!

Rebecca

About the Author

Rebecca is a cheeky London lady with a love of theatre, cheese and wine (preferably all at the same time!) She graduated from Goldsmiths (University of London) with a First Class Honours degree in Drama and Theatre Arts and later went on to study for an NCTJ postgraduate diploma in Journalism.

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