An Act of God
The Vaults from 27th November
Award-winning comedian Zoe Lyons will star as God in the European premiere of the sinfully funny comedy An Act of God, directed by Benji Sperring.
After many millennia, and in just 90 minutes, God assisted by her devoted angels Gabriel and Michael will answer some of the deepest questions that have plagued mankind since creation.
Leicester Square Spiegeltent from 8th November
Leicester Square’s festive offering comes with more spice than a glass of mulled wine this year as La Clique, the world’s original and trailblazing Spiegeltent cabaret show, returns to the capital to knock audience’s Christmas stockings off.
A decade on from their Olivier Award-winning run at the Hippodrome (Best Entertainment),La Clique returns to the heart of London’s West End to the Leicester Square Spiegeltent. With an outrageous and magnificent collection of extraordinary new artists and unmissable favourites, La Clique will be the show-stopping highlight of Underbelly’s Christmas in Leicester Square.
The Boy Friend
Menier Chocolate Factory from 22nd November
Sandy Wilson’s all-singing all-dancing love letter to 1920s musical comedies returns for the first major London revival in over 10 years. Set in Madame Dubonnet’s finishing school in the south of France, these perfect young ladies burst into song at the least provocation, and forbidden boy friends are forever popping through the French windows to sing and dance with them. Since its premiere in 1953, this light-hearted soufflé of a show has delighted audiences worldwide and has become one of the most well-loved British musicals of all time.
Arcola Theatre from 20th November
Directed by the winner of the Peter Hall Emerging Artist Fellowship Award at Rose Theatre Kingston, Fay Lomas, Hunger bursts onto the stage in a timely, world premiere production.
In this fast-paced new adaptation, Amanda Lomas explodes Knut Hamsun’s tale about a mind on the margins and, more than a century since the original novel captured the brutality of urban isolation, asks how much has changed.
Southwark Playhouse from 26th November
Direct from a sold-out Edinburgh Festival Fringe run, Nicola Wren’s one-woman show Superstar comes to Southwark Playhouse’s Little space for a four-week festive run.
Nicola knew from very early on that if she wanted her four siblings’ approval then she would need to impress them, so she set out to become a superstar. But what happens when one of her siblings genuinely does become a superstar? With Chris Martin of Coldplay fame as her older brother, how long can she fight to stay out of his shadow? How can she to prove to her siblings, the world and, eventually, herself, that she is enough in her own right?
Amélie The Musical
The Other Palace from 29th November
Amélie The Musical, based on the much-loved, five-time Oscar®-nominated film, transfers to the West End this Christmas following its current UK tour, and its sell-out season premiere at the Watermill in Newbury in April.
Starring French-Canadian stage and screen star Audrey Brisson as ‘Amélie Poulain’, this beloved story of an imaginative and shy romantic with a gift for helping others, in a vibrant re-conception with new orchestrations, has garnered critical and public acclaim.
Touching The Void
Duke of York’s Theatre from 9th November
Following critically acclaimed runs at the Bristol Old Vic, Royal & Derngate, Northampton, Royal Lyceum Theatre Edinburgh, Hong Kong Festival and on Tour in the UK. Tom Morris’ production of Touching the Void will see original cast members Fiona Hampton, Patrick McNamee and Josh Williams return to the show, joined by Angus Yellowlees.
Dominion Theatre from 15th November
A timeless romantic comedy to warm hearts of all ages, White Christmas features the classic songs “Blue Skies”, “Sisters” and the most famous festive song of all… “White Christmas”.
Michael Brandon will play General Henry Waverly, Brenda Edwards – Martha Watson, Danielle Hope – Betty Haynes and Clare Halse – Judy Haynes. They will be joined by the previously announced Danny Mac as Bob Wallace and Dan Burton as Phil Davis, who both reprise their acclaimed roles following the successful run at Curve, Leicester in 2018.
Shaftesbury Theatre from 2nd November
& Juliet is the joyous, new West End musical that asks: what if Juliet’s famous ending was really just her beginning? What if she decided to choose her own fate? Soaring with the music of Max Martin, the acclaimed song-writer of some of the biggest pop anthems of the last 30 years, & Juliet stars the award-winning Miriam-Teak Lee.
Cyrano de Bergerac
Playhouse Theatre from 27th November
The Jamie Lloyd Company, the successful partnership between Ambassador Theatre Group, the UK’s leading theatre company, and artistic director Jamie Lloyd, in association with British Airways present Edmond Rostand’s Cyrano de Bergerac, freely adapted by Martin Crimp, directed by Jamie Lloyd.
The production stars Golden Globe and Olivier Award nominated James McAvoy, The season also sees The Jamie Lloyd Company and Ambassador Theatre Group offering 15,000 free tickets and 15,000 £15 tickets for under 30s, key workers and those receiving job seeker’s allowance and other government benefits, supported by British Airways.