Christmas isn’t just about tinsel, turkey and twerking at the office party. Oh no. What about pantos and Xmas theatrics? This is the only time of year when theatre gets silly and you can heckle without being forcibly removed.
In this week’s Time Out Magazine, we bring you the best Christmas shows happening in town this month: from the seasonal romantics (think Matthew Bourne’s ‘Swan Lake‘, ‘The Nutcracker‘, ‘The Snowman‘ etc), family fun times (‘The Night Before Christmas‘, ‘Slava’s Snowshow‘) and celebs (David Tennant as ‘Richard II‘, Tom Hiddleston as ‘Coriolanus‘) to the alternative festive shows (‘Fuerzabruta‘ and Scottee’s ‘Camp (on the Estate)‘) and those that put two fingers up in the face of Christmas (Jerry Sadowitz, ‘Protest Song‘). Elsewhere, we chat to a trio of pantomime dames, round up the best seasonal film screenings, sample Christmas sandwiches and compile London’s top ten unexpected panto stars.
Okay, enough of the Christmas nonsense. This week’s magazine also features dining tips from taxi drivers, the lowdown on the hottest new drinking trends, an interview with Daniel Radcliffe, our NYE clubbing round-up, this season’s tastiest cookery books and all the best openings, events and gigs happening this week. Enjoy!