Top 25 Shows To Watch In Person & Stream Online This Week

It's another huge week for theatre with more shows re-opening, some amazing omne off concerts and brilliant streams. There is so much amazing theatre over the next 7 days this weeks post is a bumper soecial featuring 25 shows you can catch online, in person and on TV.


IN PERSON


WHAT?

What do you mean what? EVERYBODY'S been talking about this show for the last four years! Making it's long awaited return to the West End, the hilarious and heartwarming true story of a 16 year old drag Queen who wanted to wear a dress to the Prom is one of the best shows around at the moment. Starring Noah Thomas as Jamie New and Melissa Jacques as his mum Margaret.

WHEN?

The show re-opens on Saturday 12th December and is currently booking until 21st March 2021.

WHERE?

Catch it at the Apollo Theatre on Shaftesbury Avenue. Tickets available from nimaxtheatres.com


WHAT?

The classic Charles Dickens story A Christmas Carol gets a musical makeover. With songs written by Alan Menken, the cast includes Brian Conley, Lucie Jones, Matt Willis and Cedric Neal.

WHEN?

Opening on Monday 7th December, the show runs until 2nd January 2021.

WHERE?

It's re-opening the huge Dominion Theatre on Tottenham Court Road. Tickets available from nederlander.co.uk


WHAT?

After seven years in the West End, The Play That Goes Wrong finally re-opens its doors after 9 months away to continue its highly successful run. See Mischief Comedy do what they do best - get everything wrong but in a way that is oh so right.

WHEN?

Re-opening on Wednesday 9th December, it is currently booking until 2nd May 2021.

WHERE?

Playing the Duchess Theatre, tickets are from nimaxtheatres.com


WHAT?

A massive cast of West End stars gather for two concerts in the Roles We'll Never Play series. Luke Bayer, Jordan Luke Gage, Alice Fearn, Trevor Dion Nicholas and Danielle Steers are just some of the names you can expect to see singing songs you wouldn't necessarily expect to see them sing on a West End stage.

WHEN?

Squeezing in two shows at the Apollo Theatre before Everybody's Talking About Jamie returns, tickets are from nimaxtheatres.com


WHAT?

The highlight of the panto season is always this star studded spectacular in London. Going ahead with safety measures in place, this years affair stars Julian Clary, Elaine Paige, Beverley Knight, Paul Zerdin, Charlie Stemp, Jac Yarrow, Niger Havers, Gary Wilmot, Ashley Banjo and Diversity. Expect social distancing gags, world class staging and some filthy lines from Julian Clary.

WHEN?

Opening on Saturday 12th December, it runs until 3rd January 2021.

WHERE?

Playing the iconic London Palladium by Oxford Circus, tickets are from lwtheatres.co.uk


WHAT?

Written and performed by Neil McDermott and Gina Beck, this family friendly Christmas tale is an all-singing, all-dancing musical sensation.

WHEN?

Opening on Tuesday 8th December, catch it on a limited run until the 23rd.

WHERE?

At Charing Cross Theatre, tickets are from charingcrosstheatre.co.uk


WHAT?

A semi-staged reading of a play starring Lee Mack, Natalie Casey, Mina Anwar and James Norton among more. The Understudy is the story of an underdog – a failed husband, a failing father, a failing actor, and the impossible choice he’s going to have to make between stealing the show and stealing another man’s wife.

WHEN?

For two performances only on Monday 7th and Tuesday 8th December.

WHERE?

At the Palace Theatre, tickets from nimaxtheatres.com


WHAT?

For one year only, National Theatre are putting on a panto. Catch their version of Dick Whittington in a socially distanced space.

WHEN?

Opening on Friday 11th December, the panto runs until 23rd January 2021.

WHERE?

Tickets from https://www.nationaltheatre.org.uk/shows/dick-whittington


WHAT?

Following their online concert earlier this year, this celebration of Jule Styne, Jerry Herman and Stephen Sondheim hits the West End stage for one night only. Some of the names performing are Sam Tutty, Michael Xavier, Zizi Strallen, Trevor Dion Nicholas and Hadley Fraser.

WHEN?

Playing one night only on Wednesday 9th December.

WHERE?

At the Palace Theatre, tickets from nimaxtheatres.com


WHAT?

Gilbert & Sullivan's classic operetta is given an inventive new take. Expect to see a dazzling cast singing songs including: “I am a Pirate King” and “A rollicking band of pirates we”

WHEN?

Catch them for two performances only on Saturday 12th and Sunday 13th December

WHERE?

At the Palace Theatre, Tickets from nimaxtheatres.com


WHAT?

A brand new comedy play is taking up a temporary residency in the theatre usually occupied by Dear Evan Hansen. With comparisons to Noises Off, this is a set to be a farcical comedy to cheer us up after a trying year.

WHEN?

Opening on Tuesday 8th December, it runs iuntil 3rd January 2021.

WHERE?

Playing the Noel Coward Theatre, tickets are available from delfontmackintosh.co.uk


WHAT?

Join a host of West end stars including Sam Tutty, Nicholas McLean, Maiya Quansah-Breed and Tyrone Huntley for an evening of unplugged performances.

WHEN?

Catch it for one night only on Tuesday 8th December.

WHERE?

Playing Riverside Studios in Hammersmith, get your tickets from riversidestudios.co.uk


WHAT?

The Crazy Coqs is open for business for more brilliant nights of cabaret and concerts from some of the West end finest. This weeks highlights include a joint performance from Bob Harms for a celebration of some of the most iconic Christmas songs of all time including a performance from special guest Aimie Atkinson, Christmas concerts with Kerry Ellis and a concert from Lee Mead

WHEN?

A Crooners Christmas plays on Sunday 6th December at 6.30pm

Kerry Ellis performs on Wednesday 9th December at both 6.30pm and 8.30pm with streaming options also available

Lee Mead is there on Thursday 10th December at 8.30pm

WHERE?

Located in Piccadilly, Tickets are from brasseriezedel.com


WHAT?

Making their long awaited return to the West End stage are The Showstoppers bringing their improv comedy skills in front of an audience who come up with the setting, musical styles and title of a brand new musical created on the spot.

WHEN?

Playing occasional dates over the next few months, your first chance to catch them is Monday 7th December

WHERE?

Playing the Lyric Theatre, tickets are from nimaxtheatres.com


WHAT?

Fourth Wall have taken over the Hippodrome Casino for a massive month of shows from West end stars. This week you can catch Matt Cardle, Courtney Stapleton & Eloise Davies, Jenna Russell and Anna Jane Casey as well as many more.

WHEN?

Catch Matt Cardle on Sunday 6th December at 7pm, Courtney Stapleton & Eloise Davies on Wednesday 9th December at 7pm, Jenna Russell on Saturday 12th Deember at 7pm with Anna Jane Casey later that same night at 9pm.

WHERE?

Playing the Hippodrome Casino in Leicester Square, tickets and the full line up are at fw-live.com


WHAT?

As well as the re-opening of The Play That Goes Wrong, the team behind Mischief Comedy are back for a limited season of Mischief Movie Night. Each night is a premiere where the Mischief team are tested on their improv skills as they create a new movie on the spot.

WHEN?

Kicking off on Wednesday 9th December, the season runs until 31st January 2021.

WHERE?

Playing the Vaudeville Theatre on the Strand, tickets are from nimaxtheatres.com


ONLINE


WHAT?

One of the most anticipated titles of the year, this adaptation of the hit Broadway musical stars Meryl Streep, Nicole Kidman, Andrew Rannells, Ariana DeBose and Kerry Washington. Telling the story of a teen who wants to go to the prom with her girlfriend, this won over a legion of fans when it was on Broadway. Now we can see what all the fuss is about this side of the pond.

WHEN?

Catch it from Friday 11th December

WHERE?

It will be available exclusively on Netflix.


WHAT?

A host of West End stars including Rachel Tucker, Marisha Wallace, Suzie Mathers and Emma Hatton join forces for an online event

WHEN?

The show premieres on Sunday 6th December and is then repeated daily from 10am.

WHERE?

Tickets from bhtheatre.com


WHAT?

Bradley Jaden and Alexia Khadime star in an encore screening of this brand new musical from Alex Parker and Katie Lam.

WHEN?

Available to view on Sunday 6th December at 2.30 and 7.30pm.

WHERE?

Tickets from https://stream.theatre


WHAT?

Seth Rudetsky's weekly concert series continues with star of stage and screen Ana Gasteyer. Fsamous for being on Saturday Night Live, Ana also has theatre credits to her name including playing Elphaba in Wicked.

WHEN?

The show is live at 8pm ET on Sunday 6th December which is 1am in the UK and is repeated at 3pm ET on Monday 7th December which is 8pm in the UK

WHERE?

Tickets from thesethconcertseries.com


WHAT?

The second Reunited concert of the month brings the cast of &Juliet back together. Jordan Luke Gage, Tim Mahendran, Grace Mouat, Oliver Tompsett, and 2020 Olivier Award Winner Cassidy Janson reunite to perform a mix of classic pop, rock, and musical theatre songs.

WHEN?

Catch it online on Thursday 10th December.

WHERE?

Tickets from thespie.com


WHAT?

This week Southwark Playhouse host another livestream. This time it's the turn of a dark musical about the Internet, those who own it, those who live in it and you.

WHEN?

Playing live from the empty venue on Friday 11th and Saturday 12th December at 7.45pm with a matinee on Saturday at 3.15pm.

WHERE?

Get your tickets from southwarkplayhouse.co.uk


WHAT?

Filmed at St Paul's Covent Garden, this concert features Kerry Ellis, Marisha Wallace, Oliver Tompsett and Clive Rowe.

WHEN?

Catch it nighly from Thursday 10th to Sunday 13th December at 7.30pm with matinees on both Saturday and Sunday at 2.30pm

WHERE?

Tickets from https://stream.theatre


WHAT?

An annual tradition is The Old Vic's production of A Christmas Carol. This year it moves online for live streams direct from the venue starring Andrew Lincoln as Scrooge

WHEN?

Playing from Saturday 12th December at 7pm, matinees are also available

WHERE?

Tickets are available from oldvictheatre.com

ON TV


WHAT?

There's no stopping this iconic annual event even during a pandemic. Filmed without an audience in Blackpool last month, this years event features performances from Sheridan Smith as Cilla Black, Marisha Wallace and the first performance of 'Let It Go' from Frozen by West End Elsa Samantha Barks.

WHEN?

It airs on Tuesday 8th December at 8pm

WHERE?

Catch it on ITV1.

A massive week for theatre. What are you looking forward to seeing? Let me know at twitter.com/ATDazzles and instagram.com/ATDazzles