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Christmas is almost upon us and for a lot of us that means some quality time off with the family. As tempting as it might be to find a comfy position on the sofa and remain there for the entire festive period, there are some great things happening in the local area worth getting out for.
Going out to a show is a Christmas tradition that never gets old, so we’ve assembled a list of some of the best plays happening around Islington over the next few weeks.
Little Angel Theatre is Islington’s resident puppet theatre and a staple of the local entertainment scene. With a unique presentation and a passion for telling stories, Little Angel is the perfect place to enjoy some family fun over the Christmas period.
Finding Santa is one of the current shows at Little Angel Theatre, running from 16th November to 24th December.
Following on from the smash hit, Santa’s Little Workshop, our fantastic local puppet theatre are bringing a new and exciting interactive Christmas experience for the whole family. This festive adventure follows the story of Santa’s elves trying to make sure that all of the letters reach the North Pole in time for Christmas and encourages audience involved to shape the story.
Angelo is another one of the current shows at Little Angel Theatre, running from 22nd November to 30th December. This classic tale was first performed to audiences all the way back in 1974 and has been one of the company’s most popular productions ever since. Based on the book, written and illustrated by the fantastic Quentin Blake, this production is full of heart and a great show for the entire family to enjoy.
Wow! It’s Night Time is another one of the current shows at Little Angel Theatre, running from 7th December to 27th January.
Based on the book by Tim Hopgood, Wow! It’s Night Time follows the story of a curious little owl as she discovers the wonders of night time. This production has received a lot of praise for its impressive performances, and has been captivated kids all over.
To learn more about show times and prices, visit the website www.littleangeltheatre.com
Hoxton Hall is a multi-purpose venue located in the heart of East London and hosts a variety of different performances from live music to stand-up to theatre shows. Over the years, they have played host to some fantastic performances and this year is looking no different.
Rapunzel is the Christmas Pantomime for 2018 at Hoxton Hall, running from 13th December to 30th December.
Brought to you by the same team from last year’s performance of Puss In Boots, this magical re-telling is packed with plenty of songs, laughs and a lot of festive fun. If you’re a fan of this classic fairy tale, you won’t be disappointed.
To learn more about show times and prices, visit the website www.hoxtonhall.co.uk
The Almeida Theatre is a diverse and inclusive theatre that has a reputation for putting on a range of exciting and thrilling shows. The venue says they exist as a launching pad for the next generation of British artists and we can’t argue against how brilliant some of the performers are.
The Tragedy Of King Richard The Second is one of the current shows at Almeida Theatre, running from 10th December to 2nd February.
Originally written by William Shakespeare, this production tells the tale of an arrogant, reckless leader who sends his kingdom into chaos and the events that follow. Brought to you by renowned director Joe Hill-Gibbins, this is perfect for those looking for slightly more adult entertainment.
To learn more about show times and prices, visit the website www.almeida.co.uk
Sadler’s Wells Theatre is primarily a venue dedicated to the art of dance and has presented large-scale work by some of the biggest and best companies in the world. They have a strong passion for showcasing beautiful productions and this Christmas’ showing is looking to be just that.
Matthew Bourne’s Swan Lake is the current show at Sadler’s Well Theatre, running from 4th December to 27th January.
Swan Lake is a modern re-imagining of the classic production, keeping the iconic elements of the original while sporting a fresh look. Described as “thrilling, audacious and emotive”, this production is best known for having a male ensemble as opposed to the female corps-de-ballet.
To learn more about show times and prices, visit the website www.sadlerswells.com
And that’s our list. These are just a couple of highlights chosen by us, but there is lots of great entertainment happening all around Islington during the Christmas break. You’re almost spoiled for choice!
Are you going to make it out to a show? Let us know!