The best musicals playing during Christmas 2021 on the London stage.
The bright lights of London’s Theatreland burn even brighter over the festive season, with the West End buzzing with activity. London musicals are the centrepiece of what’s on offer, with a wide range of shows to cater for every festive taste.
Brand new musicals to enjoy this Christmas include the mega-hit Broadway blockbuster Moulin Rouge! The Musical at the Piccadilly Theatre; Andrew Lloyd Webber’s five star new retelling of the Cinderella story at the Gillian Lynne Theatre; Beverly Knight in The Drifter’s Girl at the Garrick Theatre; Get Up Stand Up, the Bob Marley Musical at the Lyric Theatre; Back to the Future at the Adelphi Theatre; and camptastic musical Bring It On! written by Hamilton’s Lin-Manuel Miranda at the Queen Elizabeth Hall.
All this plus a wealth of musicals that have recently returned to London after the Covid shutdown, including Disney’s The Lion King at the Lyceum Theatre, & Juliet at the Shaftesbury Theatre, Come From Away at the Phoenix Theatre, Mary Poppins at the Prince Edward Theatre, Les Miserables at the Sondheim Theatre, Mamma Mia! at the Novello Theatre, Six The Musical at the Vaudeville Theatre, and Tina – The Tina Turner Musical at the Aldwych Theatre.
Also see our specific guide to Christmas Shows playing in the West End.
Note: we have taken the “Christmas season” as running from mid November to mid January.
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Date: 7 October 2021
Written by: Simon Raven
Tags: Cinderella, London Theatre Christmas, Moulin Rouge! The Musical