The magic of theatre is a tangible thing. The energy, the visual impact of a live performance and the overwhelming emotion it evokes creates a spellbinding experience that touches hearts and stays in memories for a lifetime. Big theatre production is quite literally all the feels.
And what better time to catch a big show, than in London in the run up to Christmas. Here are a few festive December shows to tempt you. For more information and to book tickets visit the London Theatre Direct website.
Perfect for the whole family and to get everyone in the mood for Christmas. The Snowman is sure to melt your heart, especially when the song comes on.
Is it even Christmas if you haven't seen a pantomime? Make it a show to remember with this fairy tale classic.
Why not mix up the traditional pantomime with a magical Christmas ballet instead? The Nutcracker will not disappoint and you can compare it to the film adaptation currently out in the cinemas.
One of the most iconic Christmas narratives ever written. Get well and truly into the spirit of Christmas present.
One for the kiddy winks, or that's what you tell yourself anyway! Horrible Histories have pulled together a spectacular cast for a mind boggling performance, with all of the unique characteristics and historic anecdotes we love about the Horrible Histories.
This is for those who find the build up to Christmas a little too much. A Hundred Words For Snow is a monologue play, which has received widespread acclaim for its thought provoking and deeply moving content.