Sea­sonal shows – and none of them pan­tomime

The Simple Things - - FRESH | DECEMBER THINGS -

All singing, all danc­ing

An­drew Lloyd Web­ber’s up­lift­ing mu­si­cal adap­tion of the film

School of Rock has ar­rived at the cap­i­tal’s New Lon­don The­atre from Broad­way. It’s a fan­tas­tic dis­play of young tal­ent, telling the story of a failed-rock­star-turned-teacher who in­tro­duces his class of prim public-school kids to the joys of rock. schoolofrock­the­mu­si­

Mind-blow­ing bal­let

If you love dance, Matthew Bourne’s in­ter­pre­ta­tion of Cin­derella set dur­ing the Sec­ond World War is not to be missed. It’s show­ing at Sadler’s Wells, Lon­don, from 9 Dec to 27 Jan – then it will be tour­ing the coun­try un­til June. new-ad­ven­

Mu­sic, pup­pets & magic

“For adults and brave chil­dren”, The Lit­tle Match­girl and Other

Hap­pier Tales adapts a col­lec­tion of Hans Chris­tian An­der­sen’s sto­ries us­ing pup­petry and mu­sic. See it at Bris­tol Old Vic un­til 14 Jan or on tour af­ter that. shake­spear­es­

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