Christmassy shows in London you can still get tickets for
It's not only about Christmas Day, you know. With London's jam-packed schedule of Christmassy shows, you can keep that festive feeling going throughout December and - why not - well into January as well...
Here's some tips to plan out a few more big days over the Christmas period.
1. Cirque du Soleil OVO
If it’s a real spectacle you’re after, look no further than the greatest show on Earth! Cirque du Soleil is an international smash hit with several different shows in cities around the world. Catch the creepy-crawly-themed extravaganza OVO in London at the Royal Albert Hall until March 2018 - unless of course you have a phobia of bugs. Or heights. Or fun...
2. Jack and the Beanstalk
When was the last time you saw a good panto? Whether it’s been a while or you’re a veteran of festive melodrama - we’re pretty sure you haven’t seen one starring The Pub Landlord Al Murray. Take the family to the New Wimbledon Theatre to see Jack and the Beanstalk until January 14 and say goodbye to your history of boring Christmases; it’s behind you!
3. Harry Potter and the Cursed Child
There’s no stopping the Harry Potter franchise. While the films concluded a few years ago, the legend lives on in this critically-acclaimed stage show that might just be the perfect Christmas experience.
Plus - it’s a two-parter, so you can spread it out over a couple of days and keep the magic alive. For the kids’ sake, of course...
4. The Christmasaurus
Who knew McFly rocker Tom Fletcher had it in him to pivot his music career into a successful turn as children’s author and social media superdad? The Christmasaurus is based on the star’s popular book and comes after a series of other dino-centric stories by Fletcher including ‘The Dinosaur That Pooped A Planet’, ‘The Dinosaur That Pooped A Rainbow and ‘The Dinosaur That Pooped A Lot’.
So expect plenty of dinosaurs. And poop.
5. Disney on Ice - Passport to Adventure
After Disney’s enormous acquisitions of intellectual properties in recent years including Star Wars, Marvel Entertainment and most recently 20th Century Fox, the Mouse House now essentially owns Christmas (and most of our novelty pyjamas as well). So you might as well just give in and enjoy the magic as Disney characters take to the ice in a show that screams Christmas fun.
It’s got Disney characters and ice; what more do you want at Christmas?
6. The Nutcracker
From a sprawling mouse empire to a villainous Mouse King, The Nutcracker is the Christmas show for you if you’re looking for something a bit more cultured. This classic ballet has shown no signs of losing balance in all the years it’s been performed (it premiered in 1892).
Throw on your poshest frock and treat someone special to a proper Christmassy night out in London.
Stay tuned to LineUp for more live entertainment news this Christmas.