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.
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.
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.
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.