Theatre Shows to go to this Christmas
I love the theatre! I go all of the time, aiming to see at least one show a month. This Christmas there are so many amazing shows on in the West End and I wanted to share my opinion of which shows you should see this year.
Me and my best mate are off to see A Pissedmas Carol this year. This is a show by the shit-faced Shakespeare comedy group, a group I’ve seen many times now and who make me howl with laughter every time. The idea of the show is that one member of the company gets absolutely shit-faced and then performs either a Shakespeare play, a musical, or a classic play. Of course, this is a shit-faced adaptation of A Christmas Carol by Charles Dickens.
Another comedy show I really want to see is Magic Goes Wrong by the Mischief Theatre crowd. They are my favourite company in the West End and I have nearly seen every show they’ve put on and I can’t wait to add this to my wish list. This show follows a hapless group of magicians performing for charity but, as the name suggests everything goes wrong. And I bet good money it will be hilarious.
I spotted this colourful poster when I went to see A Midsummer’s Night Dream at the Bridge Theatre and since then I’ve been really intrigued to go see this play. Aside from the religious subtext, this is a really beautiful children’s story and I would love to see it adapted for the stage. And there’s something so Christmas-sy about it, even if Jada stops Christmas.
A Christmas classic that you should see on stage at least once. I guarantee you that there is a production of A Christmas Carol wherever you’re based so you have no excuse if you want to see it.
I’m not a fan of The Snowman, I think I heard Walking in the Air so many times as a child that I just can’t listen to it anymore without rolling my eyes. But, it is definitely a classic and one that is great for children and adults alike.
This is a family favourite that is hilarious and a lot of fun to watch. Nativity is showing at multiple theatres this Christmas so find the nearest showing to you and get a ticket! Prepare to laugh a lot.
Of course, there is the most traditional of all Christmas theatre shows: Pantomimes!
No matter where you live there will be a pantomime happening this year. It may be your local drama club or it could be a high-class performance from professionals and Eastenders actors. Find your local and go! Take tissues, you’ll no doubt be crying with laughter.