"I'm dreaming of a white Christmas"
The festive season is nearly upon us and if you are making a
shopping trip to the bright lights or you just love the feel of Christmas in
London, you have to take in a West End show.
2016 has been yet another vintage
year in theatreland and we’ve teamed up with BoxOffice.co.uk to bring you the top ten
shows we recommend you check out for that Christmas treat.
- Dreamgirls – Glee star Amber Riley
plays the lead role in this brilliant musical telling the story of the rise of
a Chicago R&B act in the 1960s. Running at the Savoy Theatre until March
- Aladdin – The latest Disney classic
to get the West End treatment is this classic story of the street urchin from
Agrabah at the Prince Edward Theatre until April 2017.
- The Bodyguard – Whitney Houston
classics such as ‘I Will Always Love You’ and ‘I Wanna Dance With Somebody’
feature heavily in this adaptation of the hit movie, with Beverley Knight
playing the leading role at the Dominion Theatre until January 2017.
- School of Rock – Jack Black’s 2003
comedy about turning students into rock legends comes to the New London theatre
until February 2017, with some new Andrew Lloyd-Webber-penned numbers.
- Cinderella – The classic family
fairytale is the perfect pantomime performance to take in over Christmas, and
you have until January 2017 to ensure you go to the ball at the London
- Matilda the Musical – Roald Dahl’s
Matilda comes to life in this brilliant new musical at the Cambridge Theatre
until October 2017 via a successful Broadway stint, with music by comedian Tim
- The Book of Mormon – From the
creators of South Park and strictly for adults only, this much-talked-about mix
of laughter and songs runs at the Prince of Wales theatre until January 2017.
- The Lion King – Another Disney
smash featuring dancing, singing and plenty of African inspiration at the
Lyceum Theatre until April 2017.
- Thriller Live – Visually spectacular
and featuring amazing choreography, the career of Michael Jackson is celebrated
at the Lyric Theatre until October 2017, featuring early songs like ABC and
classics like Billie Jean.
- Wicked – The popular prequel to the Wizard of Oz telling the story of
Dorothy, the Good Witch and the Bad Witch is celebrating ten years at the
Apollo Victoria and runs until November 2017.