24 November- 13 December, Birmingham Hippodrome
Birmingham Royal Ballet’s evergreen production of The Nutcracker has been part of the City’s Christmas tradition for over 26 years and returns to Birmingham Hippodrome this November.
Join young Clara as she is swept away into an enchanting winter wonderland of dancing snowflakes and a Sugar Plum Fairy. Her magical Christmas tree and her handsome prince with his army of toy soldiers are an unforgettable delight. In this most festive ballet, gigantic sets, lavish costumes, 60 dancers and a full orchestra combine to make the perfect Christmas treat for the entire family.
This world-famous production by Sir Peter Wright, with exquisite designs by John Macfarlane, is acclaimed as one of the best.
Peter Pan – The Arena Adventure
20-24 December, Arena Birmingham
The producers of ‘THE WORLD’S BIGGEST PANTOMIME’ invite you to spend Christmas in Neverland with ‘PETER PAN’, their stunning new arena production, which is looking to be placed in the Guinness World Records as the World’s Biggest Christmas Show. It’s the perfect funny, festive, fantastic, family treat with a mix of comedy, spectacle, thrills and adventure.
Alice in Wonderland
24 November-28 December, The Old Rep Theatre
Join The Old Rep Theatre on a magical adventure through a rabbit hole and into Wonderland!
This modern adaptation of Lewis Carroll’s classic tale follows Alice on her journey through the enchanted and extraordinary Wonderland, meeting many peculiar characters along the way.
From intriguing white rabbits, bizarre riddles, mad tea parties and dangerous encounters with the Queen of Hearts, will Alice ever find her way home?
Join the journey this Christmas but remember don’t be late for a very important date!
16 December – 6 January, New Alexandra Theatre Birmingham
The internationally acclaimed stage sensation, Jersey Boys is back!
This smash hit musical has won 57 major awards worldwide, including the Olivier Award for Best New Musical.
Jersey Boys tells the true life story of four boys from the wrong side of the tracks who wrote their own songs, invented their own unique sound, and sold 100 million records worldwide.
Featuring hit after legendary hit including Beggin’, December 1963 (Oh What A Night), Can’t Take My Eyes Off You, Walk Like A Man, Bye Bye Baby, Big Girls Don’t Cry and many more, Jersey Boys is a story full of heart, humour and ‘sheer musical razzmatazz’ (The Sunday Express) you simply will never forget.
The Hundred and One Dalmations
30 Nov 2017 – 13 Jan 18 at The Birmingham Repertory Theatre
Dalmatians Pongo and Missis enjoy an idyllic life with their humans, Mr and Mrs Dearly. Then one day, the house is filled with the patter of tiny paws when Missis gives birth to a litter of adorable puppies. But just as the Dearlys get used to their new housemates, the puppies mysteriously vanish.
With the help of the canine community and an Old English Sheepdog, Pongo and Missis set out on an adventure to find the missing puppies. Their quest leads them to the vicious Cruella de Vil. She hates dogs but loves fur coats and has set her sights on a certain black and white spotty pattern. Will the animals be able to get home safely in time for Christmas?
Dodie Smith’s delightful tale is the perfect festive treat and has been brilliantly transformed for the stage by Debbie Isitt, the writer and director of the hugely popular Nativity! films. Tessa Walker returns to direct another family favourite following her record-breaking 2015 production, The Lion, The Witch And The Wardrobe. You know the book and film, now experience the magical story live on stage.