Alternative Festive Shows To See This December

We’re all familiar with the classic stories, but there are some excellent takes on them in London this festive season. These are our favourites along with the best ticket prices we could find:

🎭 A Very Very Bad Cinderella

πŸ“† 1st December – 7th January

πŸ“ The Other Palace – Studio, Central London

⏰ 1 Hour 45 Minutes (Including Interval)

πŸ’· From Β£20 or here.




🎭 Sleeping Beauty

πŸ“† 27th – 31st December

πŸ“ Harold Pinter Theatre

πŸ’· Tickets from Β£28








🎭 Sleeping Beauty Takes A Prick

πŸ“† 23rd November – 13th January

πŸ“ Charing Cross Theatre, Central London

πŸ’· From Β£15





🎭 Aladdin

πŸ“† Until 31st December

πŸ“Hackney Empire, East London

⏰ 2 Hours 30 Minutes (Including Interval)

πŸ’· From Β£15Β 



🎭 The Nutcracker – A Very Adult Pantomime

πŸ“† 30th November – 23rd December

πŸ“ Turbine Theatre, London

πŸ’· From Β£20

Age 18+







πŸ“† Until 6th January

πŸ“ Lyric Hammersmith

⏰ 2 Hours Including Interval

πŸ’· From Β£15




🎭 A Pissedmas Carol

πŸ“† 28th November – 6th January

πŸ“ Leicester Square Theatre, Central London

⏰ 1 Hour 40 Minutes Including Interval

πŸ’· From Β£18Β 






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Emma Betty
Emma Betty

Emma BettyΒ is 28 and a nurse in Birmingham Children’s Hospital’s Paediatric Intensive Care Unit. Emma has the Les Miserables 10th Anniversary Soundtrack (On CD!) to blame for her love for Musical Theatre, which she found in her parents living room pretty much as soon as she was old enough to know what it was. She began combining her love for Theatre, the Internet and Writing while she was still at school, through various blogs and on social media. Having moved to London in 2013, she launched Upper Circle 4 years later. A couple of years on, she is delighted to have a small team and is so grateful to those helping Upper Circle to grow every day!

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