Tis the season to be Jolly, So it is time to get out and see some theatre. Be inspired, go see something that will make you laugh or cry. Here I have included some shows that be can seen on the cheap this coming Xmas season.
Cinderella- 21 November 2015 – 03 January 2016.
Christmas equals PANTO, and at the lyric they have a treat so grab your glittery Converse and put the pumpkin into top gear, as Cinderella heads to the biggest party of the season to meet a very charming Prince. The show will be full of colourful characters, live music, lots of laughs and, of course, two very ugly sisters. TO BOOK- http://www.lyric.co.uk/whats-on/production/cinderella
Pine- Thursday 10th December- Saturday 16th January.
Gabby has a first class honours degree and an MA but somehow is stuck – for the third year running – counting Norwegian Spruce. Betty wishes she was ice skating with her mates at Somerset House rather than ‘gaining work experience’. Joe is nursing a broken hand, and heart, by lugging trees. Taj can’t decide whether he’s in love with Gabby or Betty. And they’re all being driven out of their minds by Michael Bublé’s Feliz Navidad on repeat. Jacqui Honess-Martin’s delightful festive comedy explores the value of learning on the job, the rose-tinted expectations of recent graduates, and the inability to see the wood for the trees.
Tickets £5-£12. http://www.hampsteadtheatre.com/whats-on/2015/pine/
Monologue Slam The Winners Edition
Monologue Slam is a exciting platform for actors and performers from all backgrounds, they undertake a gruelling series of auditions, including a youth round for 11-16 year olds, before 20 of them are chosen to perform in front of an audience and attempt to impress a panel of professionals. The final MonologueSlam of 2015 is the special Winner’s Edition, with winners from all over the UK battling it out to be the MonologueSlam UK 2015 Champion! The event is December 14th Theatre Royal Stratford East, 7.30pm, £12.50. So be there or be square. It will be a fantastic night full of fantastic talent, maybe your get inspired to audition!
Book tickets: monologueukslam.com/event/london-monologueslam-
Other shows to go see
Southwark Playhouse- ‘Your last breath’ try book the preview days as then it’s £12, 4-30 December. A normal love story, spanning 160 years.Your Last Breath unravels the incredible true story of an extreme skier who was suspended between life and death in the mountains of Norway.
Kings Head theatre- Fucking Men 5th Dec- 9th Jan
The play is a moving portrayal of hunger and desire as it follows the erotic encounters of 10 men in their interconnected search for sexual satisfaction. Each scene in the play is a frank, candid and sometimes brutally honest depiction of the lustful transaction between two men. It is a loose adaptation of the 19th century play La Ronde in which pairings of characters are featured in scenes preceding and succeeding sexual encounters. It’s a structure that lends itself to strong characterizations and oodles of dramatic irony. Book: http://www.kingsheadtheatre.com
Gate Theatre- Medea. Running until 5th December. £10 a ticket, which is a bargain, So go book at http://www.gatehtheatre.co.uk.