If you’re fed up with traditional Christmas pantomimes like Jack and the Beanstalk and Aladdin and are looking for something a little different this December then you may want to consider booking tickets for Seussical, which is returning to the West End following a hugely successful season in 2012.
The show is based on the iconic Dr Seuss books, and features a number of instantly recognisable characters such as the Cat in the Hat and Horton the Elephant.
The dialogue, meanwhile, follows the poetic tradition of the books and is sure to have audiences in stitches, with clever rhymes and riddles providing a unique and highly entertaining theatrical experience.
Drawing inspiration from stories such as How the Grinch Stole Christmas and Horton Hears a Who, the show’s plot is centred around Horton’s discovery of a community of tiny creatures called Whos, who live on a speck of dust.
After receiving rave reviews last year, the production went on to tour the US, where it was equally successful, so tickets are sure to be in high demand once again this Christmas.
Opening on November 30th at the Arts Theatre, Seussical will run until January 5th, and really is the perfect family show for the holiday season.
The show is in fact the brainchild of comedian Eric Idle, best known for his work as a member of Monty Python, and features music by Academy Award nominee Stephen Flaherty and Tony Award winner Lynn Ahrens.
Located on Great Newport Street, the Arts Theatre is easily accessible from Leicester Square, Covent Garden and Tottenham Court Road tube stations, and is also within walking distance of most central London hotels.
So, if shouting “he’s behind you” and “oh yes he is” really isn’t your cup of tea, this fantastic production could be just the tonic for you this Christmas.