Welcome back, culture lovers. This is part two of the yuletide arts & culture round-up: festive shows. I put together a similar round-up for BritMums last year, and I?ve been astonished at how many more people are blogging about shows this Christmas. Perhaps our love of pantos is on the rise. Or maybe theatres are welcoming more bloggers through their doors, to sample the treats on offer over the festive period. Whatever the case, it means there?s a feast of reading about pantomimes and festive shows, up and down the country.
This post will just be a list of the main highlights of the season, so you can see at a glance any shows that might be on near you. Most of the performances below will still be playing, or on tour when this post goes live, so if you fancy a last-minute Christmas treat, just click on the links.
Curious Mum: A Christmas Carol at the Rose Theatre, Kingston on Thames
Raisie Bay: Treasure Island at the Old Rep, Birmingham
(also reviewed by ET Speaks from Home and Here Come the Girls)
Max and Mummy: Peter Pan at the Lighthouse, Poole
Globalmouse: Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs at the Bristol Hippodrome
A Family Day Out: Aladdin at the Oxford Playhouse
Emma and Three: Cinderella at the Roses Theatre, Tewkesbury
Chelsea Mamma: Snow White at the Pavilion, Bournemouth
Chocolate is not the only fruit: Aladdin at the Churchill Theatre, Bromley
Fashion Mommy: Peter Pan at Wolverhampton Grand Theatre
Mummy Moo?s Blog: Jack and the Beanstalk at Anvil Arts, Basingstoke
Five Adventurers: Pinocchio at Blackpool Circus
the Pigeon Pair and Me: Father Christmas at the Lyric, Hammersmith, London and The Bear at the Albany, Deptford, London
New Mum Online: The Snowman at the Peacock Theatre, London
Parentshaped: Neverland at Lakeside Arts Centre, Nottingham and Beauty and the Beast at the Polka Theatre, Wimbledon, London
An Organised Mess: The Lion, the Witch and the Wardrobe at Sherman Cymru, Cardiff and Alix in Wundergarten at The Other Room, Cardiff
Rambling Through Parenthood: Mr Popper?s Penguins at the Lowry, Salford
(also reviewed by Five Adventurers)
It?s a London Bird Thing: The Table of Delights at The Coronet, London
Max and Mummy: Otto and the Robin at the Lighthouse, Poole and the Christmas Spectacular at the Regent Centre, Christchurch
What have you seen this Christmas? Please let me know in the comments below.
About Nell Heshram
Nell Heshram blogs at the Pigeon Pair and Me. Before becoming a blogger, she worked in communications for the charity sector. Then, good fortune threw her a couple of googlies: Austin and Gwen, her son and daughter. She decided to become a stay-at-home Mum. So now Nell, the Pigeons, and the Daddy D all flock at home in London. Her blog is an attempt to capture her adventures with Austin and Gwen.