The Handbook
The Handbook

From Christmas theatrical classics to major showbiz returns, this Winter London is brimming with a hefty array of theatre must-sees. Whether you’re after a Shakespearean masterpiece, a dazzling snow queen or just a jolly ol’ time, we’ve round up nine of our favourite theatrical performances hitting the stage this Winter. Bring on the applause!

The Snowman

We’re walking in the air…

Nothing screams Christmas more than cuddling up on the sofa with a blanket and a hot cuppa Joe while watching The Snowman. But how about watching the legendary illustration come to life this Christmas at the Peacock Theatre and be amazed by the beautiful retelling of the story that won our childhood hearts.

Running from 21st November 2019 – 5th January 2020

Where: Peacock Theatre, Portugal Street, Kingsway, WC2A 2HT

Amelie The Musical

The adaptation of Jean-Pierre Jeunet’s beloved Amelie arrives in London this Winter, bringing with it an all-new orchestration to help unwind the story of the wildly imaginative young Amélie. It’s your chance to watch this Parisian masterpiece come to life right before your very eyes (in the heart of London…)

Running 29th November 2019 – 1st February 2020

Where: Other Palace 12 Palace Street, SW1E 5JA

Sh*t Faced Showtime: A Christmas Carol

There’s only a few people in showbiz who can get away with being absolutely slaughtered on stage and the Sh*t-faced Showtime crew are one of them. Everyone’s favourite drunkards are back on stage for Christmas bringing with them a classic retelling of Scrooge and his, er, favourite spirits. But was he a whisky or a vodka kinda guy?

Running 20th November 2019 – 5th January 2020

Where: Leicester Square Theatre, 6 Leicester Place, WC2H 7BX

Snow Queen

Forget catching Frozen 2 this winter, we’re all over The Snow Queen showcasing at Park Theatre! Adapted from the story made legendary by Hans Christian Anderson, The Snow Queen sees Gerda venture on an epic journey to save her best friend from the scandalous reigns of the snow queen. I wonder where the writers of Frozen got their ideas from…

Running 4th December 2019 – 4th January 2020

Where: Park Theatre, Clifton Terrace, Finsbury Park, N4 3JP

As You Like It

All the world’s a stage, and all the men and women merely players…

Watch the world become a stage in Kimberley Sykes’ wonderful adaptation of Shakespeare’s notorious play, As You Like It. Expect forest dancing, playful comedy and sensational storytelling as you buckle in for an adventure in the Forest of Arden with Rosalind and her trusty pals. Just watch out for Duke Fredrick and his pesky tricks…

Running 26th October 2019 – 18th January 2020

Where: Barbican Centre, Silk Street, EC2Y 8DS

A Taste Of Honey

The wait is over! A Taste of Honey finally returns to the wonderful West End for the first time in over 60 years! The theatre production breaks apart A Taste of Honey’s film adaptation from 1961, which starred Dora Bryan, adding a little va-va-voom to Trafalgar Studios. The show has already recieved five-star reviews!

Running 5th December 2019 – 29th February 2020

Where: Trafalgar Studios 14 Whitehall, SW1A 2DY

Cyrano de Bergerac

You’ll be glad to know you can catch James McAvoy making a cheeky appearance this Winter and he won’t be bringing Pennywise and the curse of Derry with him… The famous actor returns to the West End in the new adaptation of Edmond Rostand’s masterwork Cyrano de Bergerac in the search of winning over his one true love.

Running 27th November 2019 – 29th February 2020 

Where: The Playhouse Theatre, Northumberland Ave, Charing Cross, WC2N 5DE

Nativity! The Musical

As if things weren’t quite weird enough you can now catch Sharon Osbourne, Danny Dyer, Dani Dyer, Rylan Clark-Neal and Simon Lipkin in a musical together… Yep, it’s a cast and a half. Nativity! The Musical returns for a third Christmas bringing with it all your favourite hits and hilarious moments. Expect to be grooving on your feet from beginning to end.

Running 11th – 29th December 2019

Where: Eventim Apollo, 45 Queen Caroline St, Hammersmith, W6 9QH

Circus 1903

From life-sized elephants flaunting the stage to astonishing acrobats swinging from pillar to post, Circus 1903 allows you to experience all the thrills of the circus right here in London. Circus 1903 returns to the glorious Southbank Centre for another year glistening with remarkable new acts including the Brazilian Wheel of Death…

Running 19th December 2019 – 5th January 2020

Where: Royal Festival Hall, Southbank Centre Belvedere Road, SE1 8XX

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