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Theatre in December 2020: What’s on online and in person

If you’re looking to get your theatre fix this month, here’s what’s on in December 2020.


From in person and online productions to the first indoor shows following lockdown, here are our top picks.

If you’re looking for pantomime productions, check out our 2020 pantomime guide here!

In person

[event imgurl=”https://stageberry.com/wp-content/uploads/2019/12/six-the-musical-1.jpg” name=”Six” city=”London” venue=”Lyric Theatre” desc=”Six The Musical is to open a socially distanced run at the Lyric Theatre. The cast will star Jarneia Richard-Noel as Catherine of Aragon, Courtney Bowman as Anne Boleyn, Natalie Paris as Jane Seymour, Alexia McIntosh as Anna of Cleves, Sophie Isaacs as Katherine Howard and Danielle Steers as Catherine Parr.” startdate=”5 December 2020″ enddate=”18 April 2021″ url=”https://stageberry.com/go/six-musical-tickets” price=”33″]

[event imgurl=”https://stageberry.com/wp-content/uploads/2020/09/jamie-west-end-1.jpeg” name=”Everybody’s Talking About Jamie” city=”London” venue=”Apollo Theatre” desc=”Everybody’s Talking About Jamie is reopening in London’s West End for 2020 with a new socially distanced run” startdate=”12 December 2020″ enddate=”28 February 2021″ url=”https://stageberry.com/go/everybodys-talking-about-jamie-london” price=”24″]

[event imgurl=”https://stageberry.com/wp-content/uploads/2020/10/les-mis-concert-2020-west-end.jpg” name=”Les Misérables Staged Concert” city=”London” venue=”Sondheim Theatre” desc=”Les Misérables’ staged concert is to return to London’s West End this Christmas and New Year with an all star cast including Michael Ball, Alfie Boe, John Owen-Jones, Matt Lucas, Carrie Hope Fletcher, Katy Secombe, Bradley Jaden, Rob Houchen, Shan Ako and Amara Okereke.” startdate=”5 December 2020″ enddate=”28 February 2021″ url=”https://www.lesmis.com/concert” price=”22.50″]

[event imgurl=”https://stageberry.com/wp-content/uploads/2020/10/brian-conley-a-christmas-carol.jpg” name=”A Christmas Carol Musical” city=”London” venue=”Dominion Theatre” desc=”A staged concert production of A Christmas Carol musical will play London’s West End this Christmas. Starring TV comedy legend and West End star Brian Conley (9 to 5, Chitty Chitty Bang Bang, Oliver!, Hairspray) as Scrooge, Dicken’s classic festive fable comes to life with a sparkling Broadway score, a symphonic 24 piece orchestra and an all-star West End cast.” startdate=”9 December 2020″ enddate=”31 January 2021″ url=”https://imp.i108736.net/av1JN” price=”24″]

[event imgurl=”https://stageberry.com/wp-content/uploads/2020/10/Courtney-Act-Monét-X-Change-death-drop.jpg” name=”Death Drop” city=”London” venue=”Garrick Theatre” desc=”Courtney Act & Monét X Change are to perform in a new drag comedy show in London’s West End. The RuPaul’s Drag Race superstars will be joined by a full drag cast in this new hilarious murder mystery – this show is like nothing you’ve seen on the West End stage ever before!” startdate=”3 December 2020″ enddate=”17 January 2021″ url=”https://imp.i108736.net/jEEKM” price=”20″]

[event imgurl=”https://stageberry.com/wp-content/uploads/2020/11/All-Male-Pirates-of-Penzance-c.-Scott-Rylander.jpg” name=”The Pirates of Penzance” city=”London” venue=”Palace Theatre” desc=”The Pirates of Penzance is returning to London’s West End for one weekend only. Sasha Regan’s all male take on W. S Gilbert and Arthur Sullivan’s classic will play at the Palace Theatre on Saturday 12 December and Sunday 13 December.” startdate=”12 December 2020″ enddate=”12 December 2020″ url=”https://imp.i108736.net/ErGKW” price=”30″]

[event imgurl=”https://stageberry.com/wp-content/uploads/2020/11/kings-of-broadway-concert.jpg” name=”The Kings Of Broadway Concert” city=”London” venue=”Palace Theatre” desc=”A host of West End stars will come together to celebrate the music of Jule Styne, Jerry Herman & Stephen Sondheim. The Kings Of Broadway concert will take place at The Palace Theatre for one-night-only on Wednesday, 9 December at 7:30PM.” startdate=”9 December 2020″ url=”https://imp.i108736.net/Z29Nq” price=”30″]

[event imgurl=”https://stageberry.com/wp-content/uploads/2020/08/Mischief-Movie-Night-logo.jpg” name=”Mischief Movie Night” city=”London” venue=”Vaudeville Theatre” desc=”Mischief Movie Night is to return to London this festive season. Mischief Movie Night sees the audience suggest a genre, location and title and the Mischief improvisers will bring the show to life, complete with rewinds, fast forwards, directors cuts and a live score.” startdate=”9 December 2020″ enddate=”31 January 2021″ url=”https://imp.i108736.net/av1JN” price=”24″]

[event imgurl=”https://stageberry.com/wp-content/uploads/2020/10/live-in-london-The-Hippodrome-Casino.jpg” name=”The Hippodrome Casino concerts” city=”London” venue=”The Hippodrome Casino” desc=”A series of concerts will take place at the The Hippodrome Casino in London this winter. Over 40 shows featuring a mixture of singers, magicians and comedians have been announced, running from 3 December.” startdate=”3 December 2020″ enddate=”20 December 2020″ url=”http://www.fw-live.com/” price=”20″]


[event imgurl=”https://stageberry.com/wp-content/uploads/2020/12/Sunset-Boulevard-in-Concert.jpg” name=”Sunset Boulevard Concert” city=”Online” venue=”Curve Leicester” desc=”Curve Leicester has announced an online stream of its Sunset Boulevard concert production. The concert performances will be directed by Nikolai Foster, with Ria Jones, Danny Mac, Molly Lynch, Adam Pearce, Dougie Carter and Carl Sanderson on the cast.” startdate=”22 December 2020″ enddate=”9 January 2021″ url=”https://www.curveonline.co.uk/whats-on/shows/sunset-boulevard-in-concert-at-home/” price=”20″]

[event imgurl=”https://stageberry.com/wp-content/uploads/2020/11/reunited-concert-series.jpg” name=”Reunited concert series” city=”Online” venue=”Thespie” desc=”A host of UK stage stars will appear in a new online Reunited concert series. The four concerts are The Songs of Stephen Schwartz, the cast of & Juliet, The Reunion featuring the stars of Six The Musical and All I Want For Christmas Is Theatre.” startdate=”3 December 2020″ enddate=”31 December 2020″ url=”https://thespie.com/” price=”10″]

[event imgurl=”https://stageberry.com/wp-content/uploads/2020/11/A-Christmas-Wish-virtual-concert.jpg” name=”A Christmas Wish” city=”Online” venue=”stream.theatre” desc=”Songwriters Anderson & Petty have announced a virtual online concert. Ben Stock and Hilary O’Neil will host the concert with a host of West End stars which will raise money for Acting For Others.” startdate=”17 December 2020″ enddate=”20 December 2021″ url=”http://www.stream.theatre/home” price=”10″]

[event imgurl=”https://stageberry.com/wp-content/uploads/2020/11/we-need-a-little-christmas-concert.jpg” name=”We Need A Little Christmas concert” city=”Online” venue=”stream.theatre” desc=”A starry list of performers will appear in a Christmas musical concert streaming online from December. Denise Welch will host the filmed concert, We Need A Little Christmas, in support of Shelter and Crisis at Christmas.” startdate=”20 December 2020″ enddate=”1 January 2020″ url=”https://www.stream.theatre/home” price=”20″]

[event imgurl=”https://stageberry.com/wp-content/uploads/2020/11/Sarah-Brightman-concert.jpg” name=”Sarah Brightman: A Christmas Symphony Concert” city=”Online” venue=”Sarah Brightman” desc=”Sarah Brightman is to host a live streamed Christmas concert this December. Sarah Brightman: A Christmas Symphony will be broadcast on Sunday, 20 December from the Christ Church Spitalfields in London.” startdate=”20 December 2020″ url=”https://store.sarahbrightman.com/collections/live-stream-event-tickets-bundles” price=”10″]

[event imgurl=”https://stageberry.com/wp-content/uploads/2020/11/A-West-End-Christmas-concert.jpg” name=”A West End Christmas concert” city=”Online” venue=”stream.theatre” desc=”West End stars will come together for a special online Christmas concert in support of Make A Difference Trust. A West End Christmas will feature a cast of 80 performers and a 17-piece orchestra.” startdate=”10 December 2020″ enddate=”13 December 2020″ url=”http://www.stream.theatre/home” price=”15″]

[event imgurl=”https://stageberry.com/wp-content/uploads/2020/08/catfish-musical.jpg” name=”Catfish The Musical Concert” city=”Online” venue=”stream.theatre” desc=”A filmed version of Catfish The Musical’s recent outdoor concert is to stream online. The hit new British musical will be available to watch online on 14 December and 20 December.” startdate=”14 December 2020″ enddate=”20 December 2020″ url=”http://www.stream.theatre/home” price=”13″]

[event imgurl=”https://stageberry.com/wp-content/uploads/2020/12/The-Ceremony-Catherine-Tyldesley.jpg” name=”The Ceremony” city=”Online” venue=”stream.theatre” desc=”Catherine Tyldesley is to write and star in a new online play alongside a host of TV legends. Filmed on an empty stage at the Leeds City Varieties Music Hall, The Ceremony is produced in association with stream.theatre and is being broadcast online for 10 performances only, starting from Sunday 13th December.” startdate=”13 December 2020″ enddate=”20 December 2020″ url=”http://www.stream.theatre/home” price=”11″]

About the author: Josh Darvill

Josh is Stageberry's editor with over five years of experience writing about theatre in the West End and across the UK. Prior to following his passion for musicals, he worked for more than a decade as a TV journalist.