Theatre

December is upon us, which means it’s time to pick out your seasonal theatre treats.
La Voix and Ben Richards star in Aladdin at the Shaw Theatre
Olivia Emden and Charlotte Quinney in Lear’s Daughters. Photo: Nick Rutter
Lear’s Daughters twists the focus from the volatile father to his three daughters as they struggle to care for their aging father during a gloomy Christmas break.
Gloria Onitiri and Paige Round in Jack and the Beanstalk. Photo: Ben Broomfield
Taking liberties with the original story, Park Theatre’s artistic director Jez Bond and Mark Cameron have created a truly hilarious entertainment.
Toby Park and Aitor Basauri in Mrs Hudson’s Christmas Corker. Photo: James Ford
Visiting Wilton’s makes you feel a bit sorry for all other theatres. Even with renovation works going on the space is a magical time machine into what you imagine a 19th-century music hall would be...
ruce Graham in Billy the Kid. Photo: Bill Knight
Billy the Kid delivers everything you expect from a quality Christmas show.
Antarctica at Battersea Arts Centre
There’s a few choices for families with children under three this year!
A Christmas Carol. Photo: Joe Browne
The capital’s theatreland always comes up trumps with seasonal shows that the whole family can enjoy.
The Cat in the Hat is at The Pleasance
The pick of the seasonal theatre offerings for all the family this Christmas.
Flying tonight! Stuart James in Peter Pan
Peter Pan returns to its Bloomsbury roots in the Mayhem Theatre’s faithful adaptation of JM Barrie...
Room on a Broom at the Lyric Theatre
Parents will be well rehearsed in this story. Animals and birds climb upon a broomstick in...
Topical: much-loved The Mikado is at the Charing Cross Theatre
This bubbly production, directed by Thom Southerland, is set in the 1920s. Drop-waisted dresses and...
Tommy Knight and Tom Georgeson in Hope  photo: manuel harlan
Hope writer Jack Thorne – Let the Right One In, Shameless, This Is England – proceeds to lay bare...
Scotty the bunny in La Soiree
La Soiree, is a show that’s been touring the globe with its winning brand of cabaret for the past...
Sir Anthony Sher as Falstaff
Royal Shakespeare Company artistic director Gregory Doran is bringing the Henry IV plays to the...
Morgan Lloyd Malcolm’s thriller The Wasp at the Hampstead Theatre
The strain of friendships will be explored on Hampstead Theatre’s smaller Downstairs stage in the...
Gemma Arterton in Made in Dagenham
Here's a show that would be supremely better without its fart jokes. Every time you...
Adrian Edmonson, Miles Jupp and Neil Morrissey in Neville’s Island. Photo: Joh
Our four hapless heroes are stranded on an island in the middle of Derwentwater after being rowing-...
Memphis at Shaftesbury Theatre
Beverley Knight’s records may seem supermarket fodder for Heart FM listeners and, hey, an ambition...
Colman Domingo, Julian Glover and Forrest McClendon in The Scottsboro Boys
This final collaboration of John Kander and the late Fred Ebb is a great musical about a serious...
Kristin Scott Thomas in Electra photo: Johan Persson
You could cut glass on the gaunt cheekbones of Kristen Scott Thomas’s grief mask. In this retelling...