What’s closing in London Theatre this month? (December 2018)
| By Nicholas Ephram Ryan Daniels
(Updated on Jan 18, 2019)
Christmas can be a stressful time of year, and it’s no secret that holiday shopping tends to be the root cause. Stay stress-free this year on your Christmas shop by seeing a London theatre show to calm your nerves! A handful of West End gems are closing this month and there’s no better time to see them than when you’re already out and about shopping! Does the thought of a Christmas-themed show make you Santa Clause-trophobic? Then rest assured you'll find a whole lot more variety than just Horrible Christmas and Nutcracker.
Check out our list of shows closing in December 2018 below and be sure to catch them while you can!
Love-Lies-Bleeding (closes 1 December)
After moving to the American Southwest to give up painting and begin creating monumental land art, Alex Macklin (Joe McGann) never expected to fall victim to another major stroke. With his dreams now shattered like glass, Alex is left mute and motionless as her fourth wife struggles to keep her alive with machines. But when Alex’s second wife and her child pay a visit, things get a bit more complicated.
Love-Lies-Bleeding is playing at the Print Room at the Coronet until 1 December.
Purchase Love-Lies-Bleeding tickets.
Pinter 3: Landscape/A Kind of Alaska/Monologue (closes 8 December)
Landscape follows a woman trapped in a perpetual, beautiful memory while her husband fights to be acknowledged. A Kind of Alaska follows Deborah as she awakens from a 29-year coma trapped in a purgatory between conscious and unconscious realities. Lee Evans performs Pinter’s touching Monologue, as well as the playwright’s rarely staged comedic sketches, such as Apart From That. Keith Allen, Tom Edden, Lee Evans, Meera Syal and Tamsin Greig make up an all-star cast.
Pinter 3: Landscape/A Kind of Alaska/Monologue is playing at the Harold Pinter Theatre until 8 December.
Purchase Pinter 3: Landscape/A Kind of Alaska/Monologue tickets.
Mythic (closes 15 December)
Georgie Westall (Eugenius! at the Palladium) is Persephone, Goddess of Spring Harvest, in this new reimagining of Greek myth. Seeking to forge her own destiny, Persephone finds herself in the arms of the ultimate bad boy, Hades, God of the Underworld. You Odyssey for yourself what happens next!
Mythic is playing at the Charing Cross Theatre until 15 December.
Purchase Mythic tickets.
Nutcracker (closes 30 December)
The ENO production of one of the greatest Christmas ballets of all time captures the sparkling magic of the holiday season. Set in Edwardian London, Clara and her enchanted Nutcracker are immersed into a dreamland where they battle the evil Mouse King before hitching a ride on a hot air balloon to the mysterious Land of Snow. The Tchaikovsky classic is brought to life by over 100 musicians and dancers. Don’t skip the Nutcracker this Christmas! Nutcracker is playing at the London Coliseum until 30 December.
Purchase Nutcracker London Coliseum tickets.
Also closing this month (December 2018)
Jessie Cave: Sunrise (closes 1 December)
Now playing at the Soho Theatre.
Purchase Jessie Cave: Sunrise tickets.
Natalie Palamides: NATE (closes 1 December)
Now playing at the Soho Theatre
Purchase Natalie Palamides: NATE tickets.
The Height of the Storm (closes 1 December)
Now playing at the Wyndham's Theatre
Purchase The Height of the Storm tickets.
The Wipers Times (closes 1 December)
Now playing at the Arts Theatre.
Purchase The Wipers Times tickets.
Lucia di Lammermoor (closes 5 December)
Now playing at the London Coliseum.
Purchase Lucia di Lammermoor tickets.
War Requiem (closes 7 December)
Now playing at the London Coliseum.
Purchase War Requiem tickets.
Cuckoo (closes 8 December)
Now playing at the Soho Theatre Upstairs.
Purchase Cuckoo tickets.
Pinter 4: Moonlight/Night School (closes 8 December)
Now playing at the Harold Pinter Theatre.
Purchase Pinter 4: Moonlight/Night School tickets.
Horrible Christmas (closes 30 December)
Now playing at the Alexandra Palace Theatre.
Purchase Horrible Christmas tickets.
Nativity! (closes 31 December)
Now playing at the Eventim Apollo.
Purchase Nativity! tickets.