From festive favourites to Christmas treats for the whole family, find the best Christmas West End shows in London to see this year on LondonTheatre.co.uk. Whether you're looking for a family-friendly pantomime at the London Palladium, a holiday classic like The Snowman or any of the A Christmas Carol shows in London, tickets for Christmas shows in London guarantee festive fun for everyone on your list.
London Christmas West End shows don’t have to be festive themed though. Seeing any West End show in December makes for great Christmas theatre. Imagine you’re in a sunnier setting at Mamma Mia! or cast a spell for constant snowstorms at Harry Potter and the Cursed Child. Discover all the Christmas theatre in London..
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Tina: The Tina Turner Musical is at the Aldwych Theatre. Tina: The Tina Turner Musical tickets are available on London Theatre now. Tina Turner was born Anna Mae Bullock on 26 November 1939 in Nutbush, Tennessee. She shot to fame in the mid-1950s singing with Ike Turner's Kings of Rhythm, originally under the name "Little Ann." She became Tina Turner in 1960 and began the Ike & Tina Turner Revue with hits such as "River Deep - Mountain High", "Proud Mary" and "Nutbush City Limits", selling-out tickets to shows in stadiums and arenas across the world. She has since spoken openly about being a victim of domestic abuse and split from Ike in 1976. She obtained Swiss citizenship in 2013 and currently lives in Küsnacht, Switzerland. Tina - The Tina Turner Musical* chronicles the life of the rock 'n' roll legend who brought us hit songs like "What's Love Got to Do With It", "Proud Mary", "The Best", "River Deep Mountain High" and "Better Be Good To Me". Find out more about Tina: The Tina Turner Musical in London. Adrienne Warren originated the role of Tina Turner in Tina: The Tina Turner Musical. She made her Broadway debut in 2012 when she appeared in the Lin-Manuel Miranda musical Bring It On at the St James Theatre. She then went on to star in Shuffle Along, or, the Making of the Musical Sensation of 1921 and All That Followed, which saw her nominated for a Tony Award for Best Featured Actress in a Musical. Tina Turner's story was previously presented in the film 'What's Love Got to Do with It?' directed by Brian Gibson. Released in 1993 it starred Angela Bassett as Tina Turner and Laurence Fishburne as Ike Turner. The stage musical Soul Sister was devised by John Miller and Pete Brooks and produced by Bill Kenwright and John Miller. It ran at The Hackney Empire in 2012 before transferring to the West End's Savoy Theatre where it was nominated for an Olivier Award. This new musical, however, is the first musical Turner is directly involved with. Tickets to Tina: The Tina Turner Musical are available now. Book your Tina: The Tina Turner Musical tickets on London Theatre today. Important COVID Entry RequirementsMaskYou are required to wear a mask at all times while inside this venue.Proof of vaccine and/or testYou are required to show proof of a negative Covid-19 test or proof of vaccination in order to attend this performance.Covid safetyThis venue has additional Covid-19 safety measures in place to ensure the health and well-being of the staff, performers, and guests.
Grab your skateboard. Stock up on plutonium. And turn the ignition on your DeLorean because Back to the Future has landed in the West End. Back to the Future tickets are available on London Theatre now. Based on the iconic 1985 film starring Michael J. Fox and Christopher Lloyd, Back to the Future The Musical brings the beloved movie to the stage for the first time. The Back to the Future musical story follows high schooler Marty McFly, who just wants to ride around town on his skateboard. When his friend and experimental scientist Dr. Emmett Brown reveals his latest invention, a time-travelling DeLorean, Marty finds himself caught in a high-speed chase that accidentally lands him back in 1955. Once he’s there, he meets his high school-aged parents, but his meddling with time begins to threaten his own existence. Marty finds Doc Brown and together, they bend the rules of time to save each other. The Back to the Future film screenwriters, Bob Gale and Robert Zemeckis, who also directed the trilogy, co-created the musical. and Gale contributed the show’s book alongside Glen Ballard and Alan Silvestri, who wrote original music and lyrics. The musical’s score also features hits from the film including “The Power of Love" and “Johnny B. Goode.” John Rando directs the production, with choreography by Chris Bailey. Back to the Future The Musical had a world premiere at the Manchester Opera House in February 2020, but its initial run was cut short due to the Covid-19 theatrical shutdowns. Now, Back to the Future The Musical in London sends audiences back in time at the Adelphi Theatre. Tickets to Back to the Future The Musical are available now. Book your Back to the Future The Musical tickets on London Theatre today.
Carrie Hope Fletcher stars in a brand-new version of Cinderella with a score by Andrew Lloyd Webber. Cinderella tickets are available on London Theatre now. The revisionist take on the classic fairytale reimagines Cinderella as a punk princess. She has been cast out by her family and her town, and she and her prince cannot publicly admit their feelings for each other. Though Cinderella does make it to the ball, it's not a smooth pumpkin carriage ride — she contends with the male gaze and beauty standards along the way. Carrie Hope Fletcher is best known for her musical stage performances in Les Misérables as Fantine and Éponine, which she returned to in 2019 to appear in the all-star concert before returning to the full West End production at the Sondheim Theatre. Fletcher also originated the role of Veronica Sawyer in Heathers the Musical in London. The Cinderella musical features an original book by the Academy Award-winning screenwriter Emerald Fennell. As well as writing Promising Young Woman, which won her an Academy Award, Fennell’s credits include leading the script of season two of BBC's Killing Eve, as well as appearing on screen in Netflix's The Crown, playing Camilla Parker Bowles. Cinderella also features a new score by Lloyd Webber and lyrics by David Zippel. It will be the second time the English composer has partnered with American lyricist — whose other musical work includes City of Angels and Disney's Hercules — since The Woman in White in 2004. Laurence Connor directs the Cinderella musical, with choreography by JoAnn Hunter, reuniting the creatives after they worked together on Lloyd Webber's musicals School of Rock and Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat. Connor's other musical work includes Chess and Miss Saigon in the West End. Tickets to Cinderella are available now. Book Cinderella tickets on London Theatre today.
Moulin Rouge! The Musical, based on the Academy Award-winning Baz Luhrmann film of the same name is at the Piccadilly Theatre. Moulin Rouge! The Musical tickets are available on London Theatre now. Set in the Montmartre Quarter in Paris, Moulin Rouge! The Musical is a luxurious, indulgent musical. As a lovesick writer named Christian takes his seat inside the Moulin Rouge, he's greeted by Satine. With a dazzling smile and an inviting manner, their lives collide in epic fashion as they grow closer together in an extravagant world where anything goes. Meet many characters including the host of the Moulin Rouge, Harold Zidler; the brilliant and starving artist Toulouse-Lautrec; the greatest tango dancer - and gigolo - in all of Paris, Santiago; the tempting Nini; and The Duke of Monroth, the wealthy and entitled patron of the club who thinks he can buy anything he wants, including love. Following its run on Broadway, which unveiled the jukebox musical's eclectic pop score with songs by the likes of Madonna, Lady Gaga, Elton John and more, excitement quickly built around the West End production of the Moulin Rouge! Musical. From the films iconic classics like Elton John's "Your Song" and Nat King Cole's "Nature Boy", it also fuses contemporary classics in the famous "Elephant Love Medley", which seamlessly incorporates over 20 songs by the likes of The Beatles, U2, Elvis, Dolly Parton, Queen and more into a single euphoric moment of theatre. Luhrmann's original film premiered in 2001, and starred Nicole Kidman and Ewan McGregor in the roles of Satine and Christian respectively. The third film in the filmmaker's 'Red Curtain' trilogy, which also included Strictly Ballroom and Romeo & Juliet. The Moulin Rouge! Film was nominated for nine Academy Awards, and was the first musical in 10 years to receive a nomination for Best Picture. The pre-Broadway world premiere engagement of Moulin Rouge! The Musical wowed audiences in Boston, and then Moulin Rouge! The Musical packed up its bags and headed to the Al Hirschfeld Theatre on Broadway. Moulin Rouge! The Musical in London is more than a stage show, it’s a state of mind. So get ready to feel your Freedom, Beauty, Truth, and Love! Tickets to Moulin Rouge! The Musical are available now. Book your Moulin Rouge! The Musical tickets on London Theatre today.
Disney’s Frozen is at Theatre Royal Drury Lane. Frozen tickets are available on London Theatre now. The Frozen musical follows the same story as the Disney Frozen film. Set in the fictional kingdom of Arendelle, audiences meet sisters Elsa and Anna before Elsa’s coronation day. Elsa possesses an ability to make anything she touches turn to ice and freeze, and she’s managed to hide this. Now she’s crowned queen, Elsa is fearful of her own magic powers. Concerned with her abilities, Elsa runs away from the kingdom, resulting in Anna setting off to find Elsa in her newly-built castle. Along the way, Anna meets Kristoff and his reindeer Sven, as well as Olaf, a lovable snowman. Frozen was first released in cinemas in winter 2013, and has become a global phenomenon. Frozen is the highest-grossing animated film of all time. The Frozen film won 37 awards, including two Academy Awards for best animated feature and best original song for Elsa’s show-stealing number “Let It Go”. The Frozen musical features songs written by husband and wife duo Robert Lopez and Kristen Anderson-Lopez. Frozen in London features original songs made famous in the film, including “Do You Want To Build a Snowman?”, “The First Time in Forever” and “Let it Go”. But there’s also new songs written for Frozen on stage, including “Hygge” and “Colder By the Minute”. Frozen is directed by Michael Grandage. Frozen is the first production to open at the newly-renovated Theatre Royal Drury Lane. The Frozen West End cast is led by Samantha Barks as Elsa and Stephanie McKeon as Anna. Tickets to Frozen are available now. Book your Frozen tickets on London Theatre today.
Wicked has taken the world of musical theatre by storm. Wicked's London production, which continues to run at the Apollo Victoria Theatre in the West End has now entered the ranks of London's long-running shows. Wicked tickets are available on London Theatre now. The Wicked musical lifts the curtain on one of the most popular stories of all time, to show an alternative reading of 'The Wizard of Oz' that challenges our preconceptions of what is 'good' and what is considered 'wicked'. The unlikely friendship of Elphaba and Glinda at Shiz University leads to a powerful tale of love, acceptance and friendship that will speak to audiences of all ages and delight those familiar with the original wonderful story. Winner of over 100 international awards, the Wicked musical has cast its magical spell over audiences of all ages across the world for almost two decades and continues to be a record-breaking hit at London's Apollo Victoria Theatre, where it is now the ninth longest-running West End musical of all time. Wicked began previews in London on 7 Sept. 2006, with an official opening on 27 Sept. 2006. The show celebrates its 15th anniversary on 28 Sept. 2021 and has been seen by over 10 million people. The Wicked musical is based on Gregory Maguire's novel, and the musical features a score by multi Grammy® and Academy Award® winner Stephen Schwartz (Godspell, Pippin, The Baker's Wife) and a book by Winnie Holzman. Packed with thrilling technical wizardry, dazzling costumes, an ingenious and witty story and show-stopping songs, Wicked is an unforgettable, enchanting experience that is not to be missed.The original Broadway production continues to play to packed houses, redefining modern musical theatre for an entire generation. Tickets to Wicked are available now. Book your Wicked tickets on London Theatre today. Pre Visit Requirements (ATG)MaskWe recommend that you wear a mask while inside this venue.Proof of vaccine and/or testYou are required to show proof of a negative Covid-19 test or proof of vaccination in order to attend this performance.Health checkWhen you arrive at this venue, you may be asked to fill out a health questionnaire or have your temperature taken.Covid safetyThis venue has additional Covid-19 safety measures in place to ensure the health and well-being of the staff, performers, and guests.This venue is complying with the latest industry 'See It Safely' guidelines.Wicked the Musical FilmFollowing the success of the stage production, it is only natural that fans have questioned whether a film version of the musical is on the cards. We spoke to the Producer of the show Marc Platt, and asked him when fans can expect to see Wicked on the big screen:"The process and development of the movie has begun in earnest and it will happen when the material is at a place where we feel, as the creators, that the adaptation of it will be as satisfying as a film as it is in a theatre. That could be tomorrow or it could be a year from now - I don't know the answer to that, it IS in the process, we have just set the bar really high. We're not shooting to a release date - we want the film to be unique and satisfying as the stage experience which is still terribly successful."Jon M. Chu, the director of Crazy Rich Asians and In the Heights, will direct the Wicked film. Original book writer Winnie Holzman is also on board to write the screenplay, and Producers are making sure that all the vital elements come together to make it the best version of the film that it could possibly be.Book your Wicked musical tickets, playing at the Apollo Victoria Theatre in London. Tickets for Wicked in the West End are available now.
Harry Potter and the Cursed Child is at the Palace Theatre. Harry Potter and the Cursed Child tickets are available on London Theatre now. Based on an original new story by J.K. Rowling, Jack Thorne and John Tiffany, Harry Potter and the Cursed Child is a new play by Jack Thorne. It is the eighth story in the Harry Potter series and the first official Harry Potter story to be presented on stage.The critically acclaimed production is the most awarded new play in theatre history, Harry Potter and the Cursed Child has won 24 major theatre awards in the UK and is the most awarded play in the history of the Olivier Awards, winning a record-breaking nine awards including Best New Play. The production has also won 25 major US awards with six Tony Awards including Best Play and is now running at the Palace Theatre in London's West End.The production features a cast of over forty, and is one play presented in two Parts intended to be seen in order on the same day (matinee and evening), or on two consecutive evenings. It is the eighth story in the Harry Potter series and is set "nineteen years later". The production is directed by John Tiffany with movement by Steven Hoggett. It features set designs by Christine Jones, costumes by Katrina Lindsay, lighting by Neil Austin, music by Imogen Heap, sound by Gareth Fry and special effects by Jeremy Chernick.Harry Potter and the Cursed Child received its world premiere at the Palace Theatre in London in July 2016, and went on to become to one of the most-coveted productions in West End history, winning a record nine Olivier Awards from a record-breaking 11 nominations. Award wins included best new play, best director for Tiffany, best actor, actress and actor in supporting roles, and set, costume, sound and lighting design. In conjunction with the play's premiere, the script was published and sold over 2 million copies in the first two days of release in North America, and over 800,000 copies in its first week in the UK.The play subsequently transferred to Broadway, where it won six Tony Awards including best play, and productions are now running in Melbourne and San Francisco, with Canadian and German productions set for 2020.Why is Harry Potter and the Cursed Child in two Parts?Harry Potter and the Cursed Child is a fitting eighth story to the Harry Potter franchise, and thus is an epic story. In order to tell the story in full, it is told across two Parts, and audiences are meant to see the two Parts together. Audiences can either watch both Parts in one day - an afternoon performance of Part One and an evening performance of Part Two; or across consecutive evenings - Part One on a Thursday evening and Part Two on a Friday evening. When you book Harry Potter and the Cursed Child tickets with LondonTheatre.co.uk, you will be buying tickets to both Parts together, either for two performances in one day, or across two nights. Harry Potter and the Cursed Child review round-upReviews of the production were unanimously positive when the play first opened in the West End. Here is a selection of quotes from London theatre critics:[It] is a work that will thrill new audiences as well as regular theatregoers alike -- some 50% of the audience is reported to be first-timers -- and could inspire and encourage a whole new generation to make theatre part of their lives. Mark Shenton for LondonTheatre.co.uk (read the full review)"It's a spectacle for the theatre, one that is filled to the brim with fan service and magical imagery that will amaze. For any Potterhead who can get their hands on a ticket, it will no doubt be a fantastic experience..." Jack Shepherd for the Independent"This is a production that thrills at the aura of possibility lurking in the Victorian splendour of the theatre itself, a bygone age of smoke and mirrors." Dominic Cavendish for The TelegraphHarry Potter and the Cursed Child trailer<iframe allow="accelerometer; autoplay; encrypted-media; gyroscope; picture-in-picture" allowfullscreen="" frameborder="0" height="400" src="https://www.youtube.com/embed/M6wEiYdCuTs" width="100%"To book official Harry Potter and the Cursed Child tickets, use the widget on this page, or book a combined ticket & hotel package. Tickets to Harry Potter and the Cursed Child are available now. Book your Harry Potter and the Cursed Child tickets on London Theatre today.