Get in the Christmas spirit by enjoying a festive show at one of London’s top theatres. This Christmas there are many fantastic shows on offer which can provide a memorable Christmas visit. This is especially true if you’re staying at any of the Best Western hotels London.
The twinkling lights of the Royal Opera House, Covent Garden and the London Coliseum are the irresistible settings for one of the most legendary Christmas ballets of all – The Nutcracker. Watch the Christmas party around a giant tree as Clara is introduced to the Nutcracker, the fight with the evil mouse king and the subsequent journey into the Kingdom of Sweets. This is guaranteed to delight and entertain everyone to the tunes of Tchaikovsky’s glorious music.
Equally part of any English Christmas is the Pantomine. Full of booing towards the evil character, lots of laughter and audience participation, pantomimes are special versions of traditional fairytales. Expect lots of calls of ‘he’s behind you’ as the Dick Whittington seeks to outwit his opponents and win the hand of his beloved at the London Palladium. This is the story of Dick Whittington who, according to legend, came to London to make his fortune. His initial failure led him to leave, only to be encouraged to return with his cat when he heard the bells of London telling him to ‘turn again’. His adventures led him sailing overseas, where his cat managed to rid a palace of rats before ultimately returning and becoming Lord Mayor of London.
If you’re staying at any of the budget hotels in north London, be sure not to miss the English classic Christmas tale - A Christmas Carol. Based on the story by Charles Dickens, it tells of Scrooge who is persuaded to change his ways after visits by the ghosts of Christmas Past, Present and Future. It is a story that has been consistently popular ever since it was written in Victorian times and is being performed this year at the Old Vic Theatre.
Book a stay in Best Western Palm Hotel and head for the Peacock theatre in Holborn for the sheer enchantment of The Snowman. Based on the wonderful book by Raymond Briggs, you can truly be transported into a wintry world of a boy and his magical snowman as he discovers a whole new world of icy delights. This has also become a Christmas classic for both children and adults alike.
Whatever your choice, Christmas theatre in London offers a wonderful way to relax in the evening and enjoy the very special, magical atmosphere.