Top 5 Christmas ShowsNumber 1: Mr Tiger Goes Wild at The Chelsea Theatre
Adapted from the acclaimed international bestseller by Peter Brown, Mr Tiger Goes Wild is a story about being yourself and features rocking live music, original songs and lots of imagination.
Mr. Tiger lived a perfectly proper life in a perfectly proper city and everything was perfectly fine . . . until the day he had a wonderfully WILD idea! You can join Mr Tiger on a musical adventure full of fun and laughter as he journeys from the city to the jungle, meeting new friends and learning a few things along the way.
Mr Tiger Goes Wild plays at the Chelsea Theatre from the 2nd – 21st December
Weekdays: 10:30am & 1:30pm Weekends: 11am & 2pm Tickets: £9
Number 2: Cindermouse at the Little Angel Theatre
Travel to the land of mice where hardworking little Cindermouse finds love in the arms of a prince. Drawing on the Cinderella story, this show introduces its audience to a host of colourful glove and rod puppet characters – the outrageous sisters, the delicate fairy, acrobats who tumble and dancers who twirl to the musical accompaniment.
Cindermouse plays at Little Angel Theatre from Thursday 20th November – Sunday 1st February
Running Time: 1 hour including interval
£14 / £12 children and concessions
Number 3: The Nutcracker and the Mouse King
Uncover the original story behind the ballet.
This Christmas the Unicorn goes back to the roots of E.T.A. Hoffman’s magical story to create this wondrous and festive production of an old and favourite title.
It’s Christmas Eve, 1805. Seven year-old Marie retrieves the sad and broken Nutcracker from under the Christmas tree and promises to look after him. But on the stroke of midnight he comes alive, and after enlisting Marie’s help in his battle with the evil Mouse King, they journey together through strange and fantastical stories until they finally arrive in a secret land made of nothing but candy.
The Nutcracker and The Mouse King plays at The Unicorn Theatre from 21st November to the 4th of January.
Number 4: Treasure Island
This Christmas the National Theatre return to an old classic for their family festive show. Bryony Lavery has adapted Robert Louis Stevenson’s Treasure Island complete with murder, money and mutiny. And, as Lavery is known for her work with physical theatre company, Frantic Assembly, we’re expecting a genuinely innovative adaptation.
Treasure Island plays at the National Theatre from December 3rd and runs until April 2015
Suitable for 10yrs+. Tickets from £15
Number 5: The Snowman
This already popular show is back by popular demand. Birmingham Repertory Theatre returns to London with the live stage adaptation of Raymond Brigg’s best-loved children’s book. Cemented as one of London’s best Christmas traditions, this production makes use of a live orchestra, singing and charming choreography. Including the haunting “Walking in the Air”, the show re-imagines Brigg’s book and subsequent film for new audiences and old, without losing any of the original charm.
The Snowman plays at the peacock from 26 Nov 2014 – 4 Jan 2015.
Running time is 1 hour 50 minutes with one 15-minute intermission.