What to See Onstage in London in December 2018
‘Tis the season of giving, so why not give yourself and your favourite Christmas companion a night of holiday theatre cheer? From classic chestnuts like “A Christmas Carol” to the return of award-winning plays like “The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-Time,” check out what Team TodayTix is recommending this December!
Skip the silent night in and jingle bell rock around the West End this holiday season with our top picks of shows to see this month!
Stella (Ticketing Team): “A Christmas Carol”
This month I can’t wait to jump in to all the Christmas-themed theatre London has to offer. My top pick has to be “A Christmas Carol” at The Old Vic. After seeing it last year, I know that it’s perfect to get me, my friends and my family into the festive mood. The mince pie on arrival is an extra perk which makes this show officially unmissable!
Jordan (Ticketing Team): “The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-Time”
I was so excited when I heard “The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-Time” was returning to the West End, having caught the show on tour a while back. I’m a big fan of both director Marianne Elliott and the work of movement company Frantic Assembly, who both ingeniously capture the view of the world according to 15-year-old Christopher Boone. As with all well written plays, it interweaves hilarity and heartbreak in equal measure as Christopher embarks on an epic adventure. You really feel like you’re watching something special with this production!
Nicole (Marketing): “Snow White”
Following last year’s Olivier Award-winning “Dick Whittington” (one of my favourite shows of 2017), Qdos Pantomimes are back at the London Palladium for what is guaranteed to be another out-of-this-world production! Julian Clary, Nigel Havers, Gary Wilmot, Paul Zerdin, and Charlie Stemp are set to return for another year of hilarity, accompanied by Dawn French, who will make her panto debut as The Wicked Queen. For something to get you into the festive spirit and quite possibly make you laugh more than any other show you’ve seen this year, don’t miss the fairest pantomime of them all.
Rob (Partnerships): “Company”
“Company” has been open for a couple of months now, but I’m still thinking about it (and have seen it twice already). It’s my go-to recommendation for anyone visiting London, which is a great excuse for me to revisit it. Fingers crossed I’ll have some friends in town for Christmas shopping and I can steer them towards Shaftesbury Avenue. The entire production is beautifully crafted and performed, but I’d pay just to see the performance of ‘Getting Married Today’ again.
Jess (Ticketing Team): “Bill Bailey – Larks in Transit”
How better to spend the festive period than with a good old belly laugh?! Billy Bailey, in his return to the Wyndhams Theatre is his normal surreal, playful self. As always, an innovative fusion of music and comedy with a political edge. He’s such a likable character and performs with such an ease on stage, leaving you feeling truly fulfilled by the end of the night.
James (Ticketing Team): “Caroline, Or Change”
This extraordinary and quirky musical centres around the eponymous figure, a maid in Louisiana in the 1960s. A she works away in a sweltering basement, her only companion is an 8-year-old boy. The show also features characters such as the washer, the dryer, the radio, the bus, and the moon. At a time of civil unrest, you soon come to realise that the greatest revolutions always start with a little change.