November

English National Ballet Romeo & Juliet

English National Ballet, winner of the award for Outstanding Company at the 2016 National Dance Awards, brings the worlds greatest love story to Bristol Hippodrome. Full of action, humour and drama, Rudolf Nureyevs award-winning production based on Shakespeares heart-breaking tale makes a triumphant return for its 40th anniversary year. Sumptuous costumes and sets transport you to Renaissance Verona. Amidst the grandeur of the Capulet\'s ball, our star-crossed lovers meet, unleashing a fateful sequence of events, from the romantic bedroom scene to their tragic final embrace. Nureyevs inventive and passionate choreography is accompanied by Prokofievs exhilarating score performed live by English National Ballet Philharmonic.

Bristol Hippodrome Theatre, Bristol, United Kingdom

English National Ballet...

Bristol Hippodrome Theatre
Bristol

Tuesday

21 Nov

JACK & The Beanstalk

From the team that brought you Aladdin join us for this years GIANT of all Pantomime, Jack & the Beanstalk! Fe Fi Fo Fum, I smell a Pantomime in Edmonton! Join Jack and his mum, Dame Dottie Trott as they face the dastadly, Fleshcreep (henchman to the Giant Blunderbore). Meet Jill (Jack\'s sweetheart), add the craziness of Simple Simon, the magic of Fairy Deluxe, Buttercup the cow, Henrietta Hen and you have all the ingredients for another fun packed Millfield Pantomime! Oh Yes You Can! Unmissable entertainment is guaranteed in a show packed with special effects, stunning costumes, beautiful scenery and, of course, lots of comedy that will have the whole family laughing along from beginning to end. Pantomime at its best! Complete with magic beans, Millfield audiences can expect a fabulous telling of the infamous TALL story, full of laughter, music and dance in the north Londons biggest family pantomime. On Friday 29th December at 5pm there will be a relaxed performance. This is specifically designed to welcome people with an Autistic Spectrum condition, learning disability or sensory and communication disorder. Like last year, schools performances, i.e. Monday to Thursday performances only - between 27th November & 20th December, will be exclusively reserved for school parties to book through the box office directly i.e. no online booking. General public bookings for these dates may be possible after 4:30pm on Tuesday 31st October. Tickets 20 & 17 Concessions Family Ticket for two adults & two young persons 70

Millfield Theatre, London, United Kingdom

Jack & The Bea

Millfield Theatre
London

Thursday

23 Nov

Epicene

After a successful stint of three sold and five star reviewed performances at Brighton Fringe Festival, award-winning musician Paul Diello invites you to his gender-blending celebration of iconic women in music. Join the Brighton-based avant-garde performer and his band on a colourful camp cabaret extravaganza as they reimagine classic female songs originally performed by legendary singers such as Kate Bush, Joni Mitchell, Bjork and PJ Harvey to name but a few. Dance, sing, laugh and cry as Paul interweaves his journey of childhood out-castings and social misfittery into well-loved compositions. Every sense will be tantalised in this outrageous, rainbow-coloured romp. Embob and Joanne Arrowsmith on Backing Vocals, Francesco Bonini on Guitar, Alfie Weedon on Double Bass, Patrick Ytting on Keyboard, John Creigan on Cajon and Tessa Gilles on Violin. Review: www.remotegoat.com/uk/review/13325/paul-diello-shines-in-femininity Website: www.pauldiello.com Facebook: www.facebook.com/pauldiellomusic

The Bread & Roses Theatre, London, United Kingdom

Epicene

The Bread & Roses Theatre
London

Sunday

26 Nov

Slava's Snow Show

Having wowed audiences in 2011, this truly unique theatrical adventure is filled with heart, humour and stunning spectacle, promising a breath-taking multisensory delight. A wonder of a show that is equally enjoyed by adults and families alike, Slavas Snowshow has entertained audiences in over 80 countries receiving universal worldwide acclaim. Enter Slavas snowy world for a once in a life time, joyous, fun packed event culminating in a blizzard that puts you firmly at the centre of the action!

Bristol Hippodrome Theatre, Bristol, United Kingdom

Slava's Snow S

Bristol Hippodrome Theatre
Bristol

Tuesday

28 Nov

Miss Saigon

Cameron Mackintosh presents Boublil and Schnbergs Miss Saigon 29 Nov 2017 - 06 Jan 2018 Tickets: 25 - 64 Age Guidance: 12+ (No under 2s) Cameron Mackintoshs acclaimed new production of Boublil and Schnbergs legendary musical Miss Saigon a recent smash hit in the West End is embarking on a major UK Tour. Winner of a record-breaking nine Whatsonstage Awards 2015 including Best Show, this epic love story tells the tragic tale of young bar girl Kim, orphaned by war, who falls in love with an American GI called Chris - but their lives are torn apart by the fall of Saigon. Dont miss this thrilling, soaring and spectacular (The Times) musical when it lands at the Centre. Mind-blowingly brilliant - Magic FM --- Cameron Mackintosh yn cyflwyno Miss Saigon Boublil a Schnberg 29 Tach 2017 - 06 Ion 2018 Tocynnau: 25 - 64 Canllaw Oed: 12+ (Dim plant dan 2 oed) Bydd cynhyrchiad newydd sbon Cameron Mackintosh o sioe gerdd enwog Boublil a Schnberg Miss Saigon yn teithio ledled y DU ar l cyfnod hynod lwyddiannus yn y West End. Wedi ennill naw gwobr WhatsOnStage yn 2015 gan gynnwys y Sioe Orau, maer stori garu epig yman adrodd hanes trasig Kim. Fel merch ifanc wedii hamddifadu gan y rhyfel, mae hin syrthio mewn cariad milwr Americanaidd or enw Chris ond caiff eu bywydau eu rhwygo ar led gan gwymp Saigon. Peidiwch chollir sioe gerdd wefreiddiol yma pan fydd yn glanio yng Nghymru. Mind-blowingly brilliant Magic FM

Wales Millennium Centre, Cardiff, United Kingdom

Miss Saigon

Wales Millennium Centre
Cardiff

Wednesday

29 Nov

The Little Matchgirl And Other Happier Tales

Emma Rice\'s "exquisite" (Daily Telegraph) production comes to Bristol this Christmas following its critically acclaimed premiere at Shakespeare\'s Globe. Struggling to keep warm on the freezing winter streets, our impoverished heroine begins to strike her dwindling stock of matches. Each match she strikes conjures a new story, and while it burns she escapes into an enchanting world of magic and mystery. Inspired by the beautiful Hans Christian Andersen tales, we follow her through the spell-binding stories of The Princess and the Pea, The Emperor\'s New Clothes and Thumbelina. For adults and brave children alike this will be a truly remarkable theatre experience, full of music, laughter, puppetry and magic which asks us to consider the true meaning of Christmas spirit. 30 Nov-14 Jan Theatre 7pm, 4pm, 2pm, 10am 35.50-7.50 (plus booking fee)

The Old Vic, Bristol, United Kingdom

The Little Matchgirl An...

The Old Vic
Bristol

Thursday

30 Nov

December

Snow Globe

Once upon a lime WAIT A MINUTE. Thats not right! A lizard NO a blizzard has blown through the storytellers snow globe muddling up all their rhymes and stories, creating musical mix-ups and topsy-turvy tales. With the snow storm worsening, it seems life in the snow globe has been turned upside down! How will the storyteller get their tales in order and will they ever be the same again? Shaking together rickety tales and wonky songs into one hilarious adventure, join Kid Carpet this Christmas as he takes over The Lantern at Colston Hall with this signature blend of theatrical chaos perfect for ages 3 to 7 years and families. Snow Globe 1 Dec-7 Jan The Lantern at Colston Hall 10.30am, 1.30pm (Tue-Fri during term time) 11.30am, 3pm (Tue-Fri during hols & selected weekends) Press Performance Wed 6 Dec, 4pm 13/8 Kids and conc. (plus booking fee) Ages 3-7 years

The Old Vic, Bristol, United Kingdom

Snow Globe

The Old Vic
Bristol

Friday

01 Dec

A Christmas Carol: A Folk Opera

GreenMatthews bring you a brand-new retelling of the most thrilling Yuletide adventure of them all Charles Dickens A Christmas Carol. First published in 1843, the story is credited with reinventing and reinvigorating the British Christmas and has been loved by every generation since. Using new lyrics and traditional English folk tunes, GreenMatthews (with special guest Jude Rees of Pilgrimss Way) use a bewitching blend of voices and instruments to create a musical retelling of this seasonal favourite.

Dugdale Centre, London, United Kingdom

A Christmas Carol: A Fo...

Dugdale Centre
London

Tuesday

05 Dec

Aladdin Pantomime, Bristol Hippodrome

Details for this will be sent nearer the date. This is for BAM Western Sports and Social Club members only.

Bristol Hippodrome Theatre, Bristol, United Kingdom

Aladdin Pantomime, Bris...

Bristol Hippodrome Theatre
Bristol

Saturday

09 Dec

Disney In Concert: Beauty And The Beast

Disneys live-action adaptation of Beauty and the Beast, a stunning, cinematic event celebrating one of the most beloved tales ever told, is presented live in concert for the first time ever, with the Philharmonia Orchestra. Beauty and the Beast is the fantastic journey of Belle, a bright, beautiful and independent young woman who is taken prisoner by a Beast in his castle. Despite her fears, she befriends the castles enchanted staff and learns to look beyond the Beasts hideous exterior and realise the kind heart of the true Prince within. Alan Menken, who won two Academy Awards (Best Original Score and Best Song) for the animated film, provides the score, which includes new recordings of the original songs written by Menken and Howard Ashman, as well as three new songs written by Menken and Tim Rice. This live-action adaptation features an extraordinary ensemble cast, including Emma Watson, Dan Stevens, Luke Evans, Kevin Kline, Josh Gad, Ewan McGregor, with Ian McKellen and Emma Thompson. Show times: 2:00pm & 6:30pm Presentation licensed Disney Concerts All rights reserved

Royal Albert Hall, London, United Kingdom

Disney In Concert: Beau...

Royal Albert Hall
London

Saturday

09 Dec

Fran And The Littlest Reindeer

Fran is fed up with Christmas. If no one else cares that nothing is the same this year, then why should she? Its going to take a lot more than fake snow and fake cheer to get her on board. But when an unexpected new friend arrives outside her window, it is up to Fran to get her cheer back, save the day and give everyone a chance for a happy holiday! Designed by Shelley Knowles-Dixon Crankie Artwork by Shelley Knowles-Dixon Further puppetry design by Beth Crane Puppetry Build Beth Crane Original Songs by Jackson Petland Additional Music by Hedley Knights Fran Franscesa Burgoyne Rennie the Reindeer - tbc

The Bread & Roses Theatre, London, United Kingdom

Fran And The Littlest R...

The Bread & Roses Theatre
London

Friday

15 Dec

The Box Of Delights

I couldnt be more excited that such a talented team is bringing The Box of Delights to life for a new generation and at Wiltons wonderful! Stephen Fry Kay Harker is on the train home from school for the holidays. But this Christmas will be different. His parents are dead and in the snow, the wolves are running On the train he meets an old magician, Cole Hawlings, who charges Kay with protecting his Box of Delights, a wondrous device with time travelling powers. But when the old man mysteriously disappears, Kay faces the fight of his life to protect the Box, and with it, the people he loves. For Coles nemesis, the wicked sorcerer Abner Brown will stop at nothing to get his hands on the Box. The Box of Delights is a magical and festive adventure like no other, in which one boy must enlist the help of the heroes of the past, to defeat the evil in his present. The very future of Christmas itself depends upon him This marks the World Stage Premiere of Poet Laureate John Masefields 1935 Christmas classic, The Box of Delights, re-imagined especially for Wiltons by Piers Torday whose work includes The Last Wild trilogy (Guardian Childrens Fiction Prize) and There May Be a Castle. The tale will be brought to life by an acclaimed creative team including Director Justin Audibert (Royal Shakespeare Company; National Theatre) and Olivier award-winning Designer Tom Piper. \'John Masefield wrote two of the greatest childrens books ever written\' The Times \'Piers Torday is one of the best writers for children working today\' The Guardian

Wilton's Music Hall, London, United Kingdom

The Box Of Del

Wilton's Music Hall
London

Saturday

16 Dec

The Nutcracker

Thursday 28 December, 7:00pm Friday 29 December, 2:00pm & 7:00pm Saturday 30 December, 2:00pm & 7:00pm Sunday 31 December, 1:00pm & 5:00pm ------------ For the first time ever, Birmingham Royal Ballet brings an enchanting production of this Christmas favourite to the Royal Albert Hall. This magical ballet, with its ravishing Tchaikovsky score, is the quintessential Christmas treat for all the family. We join Clara in the Victorian setting of her family home. As midnight strikes, the magical Christmas tree grows and grows, Claras nutcracker doll and his army of toy soldiers come to life, and Clara is swept away into a fantasy adventure through an enchanting winter wonderland of dancing snowflakes to the magical Kingdom of the Sweets. The spectacular staging has been created especially for the Royal Albert Hall with video and projection designed by 59 Productions (An American in Paris, War Horse), gorgeous period costumes, Birmingham Royal Ballets 70 world-class dancers and a full symphony orchestra.

Royal Albert Hall, London, United Kingdom

The Nutcracker

Royal Albert Hall
London

Thursday

28 Dec

Peter Pan - Christmas In Neverland

For the first time ever, The Worlds Biggest Pantomime Ltd will play in London, presenting PETER PAN, a stunning new arena spectacular, at The SSE Arena, Wembley for four performances only, on Friday 29 and Saturday 30 December 2017. Starring Bradley Walsh as Mr Smee, Martin Kemp as Captain Hook, and Matt Knight as Peter Pan, J.M. Barries original story and characters will be brought to life by a cast of over 100 performers, including a thrilling team of BMX riders, stuntmen and trapeze artists, along with a 7m-long animatronic crocodile! This amazing new show will be performed across three arena stages on a stunning movie-style Neverland set. The Jolly Roger galleon will sail around the arena in front of a 10,000-gallon water wall. Wherever someone is seated, they will be close to the action with a giant 60 feet-wide LED screen, computer graphic imagery and a live close-up TV-relay ensuring never a moment is missed. Bradley Walshs acting credits include DS Ronnie Brooks in Law & Order: UK, Danny Baldwin in Coronation Street (won Best Actor at The Royal Television Society Awards) and Dave Dodds in the feature film Mike Bassett: England Manager. As a presenter, his shows have included, most recently, ITVs The Chase and Tonight at the London Palladium. In November 2016, he released his debut album, Chasing Dreams, which became the biggest-selling debut album by a British artist in 2016. Bradley said, Im so excited to be appearing in PETER PAN. It really is an extraordinary production, the like of which Wembley has never seen before! It has a life-size galleon, a twenty-five-foot crocodile, plus a cast of over a hundred! Its a big, bold arena extravaganza and festive treat with something for everyone. Martin Kemps acting credits include Reggie Kray alongside his brother Gary as Ronnie Kray in the film The Krays, Steve Owen in EastEnders, Sam Phillips in the UK tour of Million Dollar Quartet and The Child Catcher in the UK tour of Chitty Chitty Bang Bang. He is also, of course, one quarter of the band Spandau Ballet, and his book, True An Autobiography of Martin Kemp, spent several months in The Sunday Times best sellers list. He also appeared as a judge on the BBCs Let It Shine, alongside Dannii Minogue and Gary Barlow. Matt Knight was in the band Iron Sun, who were semi-finalists in the BBC entertainment series Let It Shine. PETER PAN An Arena Spectacular is directed by Jon Conway, designed by Wellington Scenic, with lighting design by Jamie Corbidge and sound design by Dave Shepherd, and is presented by arrangement with Great Ormond Street Hospital Childrens Charity & Samuel French Ltd.

The SSE Arena, London, United Kingdom

Peter Pan - Christmas I...

The SSE Arena
London

Friday

29 Dec

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