Christmas 2014: Six Christmas shows for panto-haters

From Grimm Tales to Edward Scissorhands, we've got the lot

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Grimm Tales

To 15 Feb, Bargehouse, London; grimm-tales.co.uk

Immersive adventure based on Philip Pullman’s re-telling of fairytales “for young and old”. For age eight and up.

The Christmas Truce

29 Nov to 31 Jan, Royal Shakespeare Theatre, Stratford-upon-Avon; rsc.org.uk

You may have First World War-drama fatigue by now, but hold out for this

offering, about the ceasefire in 1914. For age nine and up.

Edward Scissorhands

On tour to 14 Mar; new-adventures.net

A welcome return for Matthew Bourne’s ballet version of Tim Burton’s movie, featuring Danny Elfman’s distinctive music. A captivating spectacle, with heart to boot.

Treasure Island

3 Dec to 8 Apr, National Theatre, London; nationaltheatre.org.uk

Bryony Lavery’s adaptation of Robert Louis Stevenson’s buccaneering adventure will no doubt be rendered epic on the National’s biggest stage.

For little pirates aged 10 and over.

Merlin

26 Nov to 4 Jan, Royal & Derngate, Northampton; royalandderngate.co.uk

Ella Hickson’s wonderful Wendy and Peter at the RSC was a theatrical highlight of last year, so hopefully she’ll sprinkle the same magic over her new festive family show.

Palace of the Snow Queen

27 Nov to 23 Dec, east London; theblackcat.info

Grown ups can make a night of it at another immersive theatre offering, in a secret location, where the white, regal one commands spectacular circus and cabaret acts to entertain you.






 

 

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