My December 2017 Theatre Picks

Scene from Nativity! The Musical
Nativity! The Musical on tour

Christmas? Humbug! But which Scrooge to choose? I’m hoping to get to one of the two fabulous-sounding Christmas Carols, either at the Royal Shakespeare Theatre in Stratford-Upon-Avon adapted by David Edgar and starring Phil Davis or at the Old Vic in London with Rhys Ifans.

I have high hopes of the touring production of Nativity! The Musical, which has had some very good reviews. It’s going to be my theatrical Christmas treat during the Christmas holiday week (well, I hope it is- see my review at the end of the month).

The Lion, The Witch And The Wardrobe at West Yorkshire Playhouse is a clever magical production well worth a trip to Narnia via Leeds.

There’s nothing like a traditional panto at Christmas so, before it’s behind you, get down to Basildon for the Towngate Theatre’s Aladdin or head to Stratford East for the Theatre Royal’s Rapunzel.

Which is the fairest Christmas production of them all?  It’s hard to see how Pinocchio at the National Theatre can fail. It’s directed by John Tiffany who directed the Harry Potter And The Cursed Child, written by Dennis Kelly co-writer of Matilda, lit by Paule Constable who’s currently lighting Heisenberg and features the songs from the Disney classic animation.

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