Ten Top Shows in London this Christmas

West End Family ChristmasTop Shows in London this Christmas

 

 

The Railway Children

King’s Cross Theatre

ALL ABOARD! This stunning adaptation of E. Nesbit’s classic novel The Railway Children at LONDON’S KING’S CROSS THEATRE is the perfect treat for all the family.

Set in a purpose built 1,000 seat venue, this breath-taking show features a stage built around a real train track, a glistening  60-tonne locomotive that steams into the theatre and a vintage foyer serving mulled wine throughout the holiday period.

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Elf

Dominion Theatre

Starring:
Ben Forster
Kimberley Walsh

Elf is the hilarious tale of Buddy, a young orphan child who mistakenly crawls into Santa’s bag of gifts and is transported back to the North Pole. Unaware that he is actually human, Buddy’s enormous size and poor toy-making abilities cause him to face the truth. With Santa’s permission, Buddy embarks on a journey to New York City to find his birth father, discover his true identity and help New York remember the true meaning of Christmas.

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Peter Pan Goes Wrong

Peter Pan Goes Wrong

Apollo Theatre

The original cast of the West End’s hit comedy The Play That Goes Wrong return to the stage this Christmas in J.M. Barrie’s classic Peter Pan.

Once again the members of the Cornley Polytechnic Drama Society battle against technical hitches, flying mishaps and cast disputes. Will they ever make it to Neverland?

For the slickest show in the West End this season, DON’T see Peter Pan Goes Wrong!

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A Christmas Carol

Noel Coward Theatre

Starring
Jim Broadbent

From Scrooge and Tiny Tim to Bob Cratchit and Mrs. Fezziwig, Patrick Barlow’s imaginative adaptation of A Christmas Carol will bring some of Dickens’ most memorable characters to life at the Noel Coward Theatre this winter. Jim Broadbent will be joined by an exciting group of performers, to be announced shortly.

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The Snowman

Peacock Theatre

When a young boy’s snowman comes to life on Christmas Eve, the two set off on a night-time quest for adventure. On their travels they meet dancing penguins, reindeer and naturally, Father Christmas. Watch spellbound as the Snowman flies through the night sky above you, before escaping the clutches of the evil Jack Frost to return home for Christmas morning.

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Slava’s Snowshow

Royal Festival Hall

Slava’s Snowshow is now established as a leading London Christmas show, having delighted theatregoers of all ages around the world for over 20 magical years.

Created by multi-international award-winning performance artist Slava Polunin, Slava’s Snowshow introduces a joyous dream-like world, unlike anything you have ever seen;  a world in which a cobweb envelops the audience and one tiny piece of paper begins a heart-stopping blizzard of snow.

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Goodnight Mr Tom

Duke of York Theatre

Now a modern classic, Michelle Magorian’s wonderfully uplifting tale is brought gloriously to life in this magical stage adaptation by David Wood. Set during the dangerous build up to the Second World War, Goodnight Mister Tom follows young William Beech, who is evacuated to the idyllic English countryside and forges a remarkable and heart warming friendship with the elderly recluse, Tom Oakley.  All is perfect until William is suddenly summoned by his mother back to London.

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The Lorax

Old VIc Theatre

Inspired by Dr. Seuss’s classic tale, The Lorax tells of a moustachioed and cantankerous critter who’s on a mission to protect the earth from the greedy, tree-chopping, Thneed-knitting businessman known only as The Once-ler.

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Around the World in 80 Days

St James’ Theatre

Join Phileas Fogg on the adventure of a lifetime.

The majestic, mysterious and fabulously wealthy Phileas Fogg wagers his life’s fortune that he can circumnavigate the globe in just 80 days. Join Fogg and his loyal valet, Passepartout, as they voyage from the misty alleys of Victorian London to the exotic subcontinent and the wild west in a race against the clock.

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The Gruffalo

Vaudeville Theatre

Join Mouse on a daring adventure through the deep dark wood – in the search for hazelnuts – as she meets the cunning Fox, the eccentric old Owl and the party mad Snake, and outwits them all with the story of the fabled Gruffalo. Armed with only a nut map and a little courage Mouse must make sure she doesn‟t end up as dinner for these wily woodland creatures.
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