Our Local Theatre Guide
EAST LONDON THEATRE – Winter 19
25 Nov – 9 Feb
Box Office: 020 8507 5607
28 Nov – 31 Dec
Jack and the Beanstalk
Get ready to roar with laughter and cheer our hero Jack on his magical journey to Blunderbore’s castle in the sky as he battles to save his best friend Daisy the cow.
Eventim Apollo Hammersmith
Box Office: 08442 491 000
11 – 29 Dec
Nativity! The Musical
London’s favourite family Christmas musical returns for a third sensational year. Feel-good, funny and full of joy, this cracker of a musical was adapted for the stage by Debbie Isitt, the creator of the much-loved films.
Half Moon Young People’s E1
Box Office: 020 7709 8900 www.halfmoon.org.uk
Outside the Igloo
Follow penguins Pixel, Crash and Click as they embark upon an adventure of discovery and magic, following cracks in the ice, scaling enormous mountains and swimming in freezing lakes. Ages 4+.
Under the Frozen Moon
With lively poetry, transforming sets, exciting puppetry and atmospheric live music, Under the Frozen Moon brings life to a beautiful world of ice and adventure. Ages 3+.
There was once a little girl so small she could float on a lily pad and ride on the back of a dragonfly... Using traditional glove, rod and shadow puppets, this is an excellent introduction to the magic of theatre. Ages 2+.
Mimi and the Mountain Dragon
Adapted from the book by Michael Morpurgo, this heart-warming tale is packed full of snow, dragons, lively songs and captivating puppetry. Ages 3+.
Performed entirely on and under a kitchen table, this classic story is brought to life in a playful and fascinating show full of magic with feathery spinning birds, a flying house and a portable forest. Ages 3+.
The O2 Greenwich
Box Office: 08448 560 202
26 Dec – 5 Jan
Disney on Ice: 100 Years of Magic
Grab your Mickey ears and get ready for the ultimate Disney experience with a cast of over 50 unforgettable Disney characters, leaving your whole family captivated with memories that will last them a lifetime.
Queen’s Theatre Hornchurch
Box Office: 01708 443 333
28 Nov – 5 Jan
This swash buckling actor musician panto, is twanging to the beats of pop hits from across the decades, traditional audience participation and laugh out loud family silliness.
5 – 24 Dec
Sparky the Elf and the Secret Toyshop
Join in as one of Sparky’s friends and discover fantastical adventures of unloved playthings from around the world. Ages 4-9.
Redbridge Drama Centre
Box Office: 020 8708 8803
Until 16 Dec
The Snow Queen
With magic, mystery and lots of laughs, Redbridge Drama Centre brings you a modern adaptation of this classic tale. Ages 7+.
28 Nov – 7 Dec
Expect laughter, tears and magic in this brand-new adaptation of the classic fairy tale, brought to life by the warm-hearted mischief makers behind last year's sell out success, A Christmas Carol. Ages 5+.
Sir James Hawkey Hall Woodford
Box Office: 01992 524 371 www.woodfordpantomime.co.uk
1 – 12 Jan
Poor Rapunzel has been imprisoned in a tower in the woods by the wicked witch Gothel. Follow the hair-raising adventures as Prince Frederick and his friends try to rescue her from the evil old crone’s clutches. All ages.
Southbank Centre SE1
Box Office: 020 3879 9555
19 Dec – 5 Jan
Featuring acrobats, contortionists, jugglers, trapeze and high-wire performers and more, this show captivates and transports audiences of all ages to the golden age of circus. Ages 3+.
Box Office: 020 8279 1080
28 Nov – 24 Dec
We're Going on a Bear Hunt
Based on the much-loved classic picture book by Michael Rosen and Helen Oxenbury, this thrilling and funny adventure is the perfect Christmas treat for the whole family. Ages 2+.
Theatre Royal Haymarket, SW1
Box Office: 020 7930 8800
9 Dec – 19 Jan
The Tiger Who Came to Tea
Join the tea-guzzling tiger in this delightful live show packed with magic, sing-a-long songs and clumsy chaos! A stunning children’s play adapted from the classic family story of teatime mayhem.
Theatre Royal Stratford East
Box Office: 020 8534 0310
Until 11 Jan
Join Dick Whittington and his cat on their awesome adventure to find fame and fortune in London. All ages.
Valentines Mansion Ilford
Box Office: www.valentinesmansion.com
The Snow Queen
With live music, song and characters all ages will love, this beautiful adaptation will warm hearts this Christmas.
Wilton’s Music Hall
Box Office: 020 7702 2789
29 Nov – 4 Jan
Christmas Carol - A Fairy Tale
Brought to you by the team that gave you the sellout The Box of Delights, expect spellbinding magic, haunting music, and petrifying puppets in this triumphant retelling. Ages 7+.