Bonfire Night has been and gone and Christmas is fast approaching (48 days for those who aren’t counting) !!! As well as drinking gallons of mulled wine, eating platefuls of mince pies and singing christmas carols on repeat, I can hardly wait to indulge in some of this years festive theatre! Here are the christmassy productions I’m most looking forward to this winter.
Nativity the Musical – Milton Keynes Theatre – 14th – 18th November 2018
I was lucky enough to catch this one last year during its run at the Birmingham Rep and I can’t wait to see it again on its UK tour! Great fun for the whole family and a hilarious throwback to fond memories of school nativities back in the day!
Sleeping Beauty – Belgrade Theatre, Coventry – 21st November 2018 – 5th January 2019
Of all the pantomimes I saw last year, the Belgrade’s stood out. Hilarious, exciting, interactive and outrageous – everything a good panto should be!
White Christmas – Curve, Leicester – 6th December 2018 – 13th January 2019
Each year the fantastic Made at Curve team produce new and innovative Christmas productions. Last year’s Scrooge was a huge success so I can’t wait to see what magic -this classic festive musical and stellar cast will hold!
The Nutcracker – Birmingham Hippodrome – 23rd November – 13th December 2018
A production which is synonymous with christmas! The Birmingham Royal Ballet has dazzled audiences with its Nutcracker for over 27 years and this year is bound to be as enchanting as ever.
The Wizard of Oz – Birmingham Rep – 24th November 2018 – 13th January 2019
This year the Birmingham Rep is promising to deliver a spectacular new version of this much loved classic!! I’ll definitely be donning my ruby red slippers and heading over the rainbow for a piece of the action!
Can you ever see too many pantomimes?? I’d say no. Its a shame that like last year a lot of the local pantomimes seem to be going for the same storyline, but here are a few I’m hoping to catch!
Peter Pan – Birmingham Hippodrome
Robin Hood – Milton Keynes Theatre
Over The Top – Belgrade Theatre, Coventry – A pun-filled pantomime for the grown ups!
Peter Pan – Theatre Royal Nottingham
Peter Pan – Royal and Derngate, Northampton
So there we have it !! Thats most definitely enough to keep me busy over the Christmas season and I can’t wait !! I’ll be reporting back to Theatress to keep you well informed on what is and isn’t worth your hard earned cash.
Do you have any theatre trips planned for this Christmas? Let me know down in the comments! You can also join me on Twitter and Instagram!
Since you asked, thank you, my four planned year-end theater experiences are Hamilton, Hamilton, A Christmas Carol, (all local), as well as a Rod Stewart concert in Las Vegas (theater?). Except for the obvious, that list doesn’t have the holiday theme of the majority of your opportunities. The local production of Dickens is legendary for its witty adaptation. Rod is legendary, of course. Hamilton is Hamilton.
Sounds like an exciting end of year line up!!! The witty adaption of A Christmas Carol seems like it would be a lot of fun, last year there were a few different productions across the UK based on the same story and I always find it so interesting to see how they can be so different. Hope you enjoy!
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