Theatres in Leicester: where to go this Christmas?
By Zoe Graham
Pantomimes are some of the best forms of entertainment for all ages when Christmas time approaches, and several theatres in Leicester are indulging in a fair share of them to keep us entertained over the festive period.
The smaller, independent Y Theatre is getting involved, hosting Honalee Media who are putting on a production of Santa Saves Christmas, a show involving several musical interactive activities.
Featuring Jack and the Beanstalk, Cinderella and an abundance of different magical creatures on stage, every child will also receive a gift from Santa – spreading the festive cheer from December 10 to 11.
The Y Theatre worker Molly Lambert said: “Santa Saves Christmas is a sweet, fun, entertaining show that’s been running at the Y for several years now, it has received lovely feedback from kids and parents alike.”
Tickets range from £9 to £11, the theatre is located in East Street, less than a five-minute walk from the train station, and more details are available on its website www.ytheatre.co.uk
Running a longer production, The Little Theatre, is hosting the Leicester Drama Society performing Aladdin – a classic tale made famous to many as a Disney film but now turned into a play filled with laughter, song and the entanglements between good and evil.
With ticket prices being £17 for standard tickets and £15 for children, and it being located in Dover Street, only a six-minute walk from the train station, it promises a night that cannot be forgotten – more information can be found on its website www.thelittletheatre.co.uk
Leicester’s most popular theatre, Curve, is also running its own production of The Wizard of Oz, a popular classic film from 1939.
It will be a night you cannot beat as they sprinkle a dash of Christmas into a film favorite.
Tickets range from £10 to £24 due to the large range of seating in the iconic theatre. It will be directed by Nikolai Foster who is famously known for directing productions such as Billy Elliot the Musical and West Side Story.