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Theatre What’s On: December

Check out the latest theatre shows opening this month with our guide to the absolute must-sees of December.

Words: Keziah Leary, Subeditor: Costanza Maraffio

Dr Seuss’s The Lorax

Opens: 2nd December
Location: Old Vic Theatre
Tickets: from £7.50
Why you should see it: For a lighthearted family friendly Christmas treat, visit the Old Vic to watch the Dr Seuss classic story. With songs, puppets and jokes, it’s a pantomime without all the cringe worthy moments. Ticket prices start at £7.50 which is an absolute steal! No reason not to go, really.

Peter Pan Goes Wrong

Opens: 4th December
Location: Apollo Theatre, Shaftesbury Avenue
Tickets: from £20
Why you should see it: From the multi-award winning creators of The Play That Goes Wrong, they return for a Christmas themed show. Full of hilarious mistakes, brilliantly terrible acting and temperamental props, it is bound to be a laugh. Think Mr Bean meets the Chuckle Brothers – this is one show that we’re definitely not going to miss!

The Wasp

Opens: 8th December
Location: Trafalgar Studios
Tickets: from £15
Why you should see it: The Wasp comes to the West End following last year’s sold-out run at the Hampstead Theatre. The theatre thriller brings together two old school friends, who’ve moved on to live two very different lives, when there’s a very interesting proposition and a lot of money on offer. In the intimate Studio 2 at Trafalgar studios, tickets start from just £15.

Guys and Dolls

Opens: 10th December
Location: Savoy Theatre
Tickets: from £25
Why you should see it: Although we’re really sad that Gypsy is no longer at the Savoy, it’s okay because Guys and Dolls, the American gangster musical, is taking over the theatre. Including all the classic songs (Luck Be A Lady, Sit Down You’re Rocking the Boat, My Time of Day), the Chichester Festival Theatre production is in London for a limited time only so make sure you go and see it whilst you can!

Goodnight Mister Tom

Opens: 11th December
Location: Duke of York’s Theatre
Tickets: from £15
Why you should see it: Returning to the West End for Christmas, the World War Two classic is a firm favourite for all the family. The Olivier award winning show follows the classic story when a young boy is evacuated to the countryside during the war and ends up forming a heart-warming friendship with grumpy Tom. Tickets start at only £15 each, so why not treat yourself this Christmas?

The Nutcracker

Opens: 16th December
Location: London Coliseum
Tickets: from £14
Why you should see it: Would it really be Christmas without a traditional festive show like The Nutcracker? Performed by the English National Ballet, you can’t really get much better than that! You’ve probably seen the adverts at just about every tube station around London over the past few weeks, and if that hasn’t already tempted you then maybe the ticket prices will. Loads of special deals are also available, including £5 off for students and two-for-one on top ticket prices for under 30’s.