A trip to the theatre is one of the top highlights for any visitor to the city, and for those visiting in December, you’re in luck! The festive season is in full swing, and this means plenty of buzzing stage shows to see throughout London. Here’s our guide to the best ones this month, whatever your preference…
The Book of Mormon
Prince of Wales Theatre
Made by the creators of scandalous cult cartoon South Park, The Book of Mormon has fast become a major hit on the international stage. London’s Prince of Wales Theatre regularly books out shows of the production. Though it’s certainly not one for younger viewers – the colourful language and subject matter makes this a strictly ‘adults only’ affair – The Book of Mormon nonetheless presents a rare opportunity to enjoy an evening of entertaining yet controversial theatre while staying at the Chilworth Hotel London.
Prince Edward Theatre
As stage shows go, you can’t really go wrong with Aladdin. This dazzling West End musical brings audiences closer to the Disney classic with an array of spectacular effects and sets, as well as a full orchestra and a fantastic cast. Within easy reach of hotels near Westbourne Terrace, this truly is a great show for all the family to enjoy while you visit London.
A multi-award-winning production, Dreamgirls continues to entrance audiences at the Savoy Theatre in London, and provides a spectacular window into the world of showbiz. The production explores ever-present themes such as fame and the difficult climb to the top of the musical world, with the cast belting out show tunes along the way.
One of London’s most popular shows, Les Miserables continues its run at the Queens Theatre in London for another festive season. This is a great show to initiate yourself into musical theatre, thanks to its fame and great production values.
Apollo Victoria Theatre
This impressive musical presents an alternate take on the ‘Wicked Witch of the West’ from The Wizard of Oz, and has become a fixture on the London stage since its debut in 2006. For fans of musical theatre of all ages, it’s a great combination of theatrics, magical effects and storytelling.
Disney’s The Lion King
This long-running adaptation of Disney’s animated classic The Lion King is still delighting audiences in London. First opening on Broadway in 1997, this show is one of the world’s most successful stage experiences, currently playing at the Lyceum Theatre in the West End. Recreating the Serengeti Plains on the London stage, this is a real highlight in the world of musical theatre, with colourful set pieces and plentiful drama making this one certainly not to be missed during your stay at the Chilworth hotel London.
There aren’t many shows with quite as much ‘razzle dazzle’ as Chicago, and this latest production has been packing out audiences. With plenty of glitz and glamour on show, it makes for a starry evening of theatre.