Love London Love Culture’s Show Picks of the Week: Sunday 15th December

Here’s a guide to a few of the shows that have been proving popular on LLLC this week…

Aladdin, New Victoria Theatre: the New Victoria Theatre in Woking’s 2019 pantomime is now officially playing! Starring former Strictly Come Dancing star Brendan Cole and comedian Bobby Davro – expect plenty of laughs and fun!

Cyrano de Bergerac, Playhouse Theatre: for those looking for something a bit different, head to the Playhouse Theatre to catch James McAvoy and director Jamie Lloyd’s latest collaboration. It is based on Edmond Rostand’s play that has been adapted for this production by Martin Crimp. Catch up with our review here.

Coming Clean, Trafalgar Studios: while not in the theatre as of yet (opens for previews on the 8th January), Kevin Elyot’s play returns to the Trafalgar Studios for a strictly limited season – making it a ticket worth booking for now! Check out our interview with actor Jonah Rzeskiewicz here.

The Snow Queen, Rose Theatre Kingston: the Rose Theatre’s festive production is always worth a visit every year – and this 2019 offering is no different. Filled with magical effects and a wonderful talking Reindeer, this is definitely a theatrical adventure worth taking.

Thriller Live!, Lyric Theatre: this long running show that celebrates the work of Michael Jackson celebrated its 10th anniversary in the West End this year. To mark the occasion, director and choreographer Gary Lloyd has released a book offering insight into the show. Catch up with our review of the book here.

Amelie the Musical, The Other Palace: following a successful UK tour, this new and charming musical is now playing in London for a limited season. Catch up with what critics had to say about it here.

A Taste of Honey, Trafalgar Studios: Jodie Preener stars in Bijan Sheibani’s revival of Shelagh Delaney’s classic play, now playing at the Trafalgar Studios until February. Catch up with the critics had to say about it here.

The Lion King, Lyceum Theatre: having celebrated its 20th anniversary in the West End in October, now is the perfect time to catch this long-running musical on stage. Catch up with our interview with cast members Nick Afoa and Janique Charles here.

Luzia, Cirque Du Soleil, Royal Albet Hall: to celebrate the company’s 30th anniversary in the UK, Cirque Du Soleil will present their show Luzia for the first time in Europe from January. Find out more about it here.

& Juliet, Shaftesbury Theatre: those in search for a show that is pure fun and filled with pop hits need to come along and see this brand new musical that has been proving popular with audiences. Reimagining the story of Romeo & Juliet, it features songs by Max Martin including ‘Roar’, ‘I Want it That Way’ and ‘Domino’. Catch up with our review here.

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