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What's better than a family trip to the theatre? Check out these amazing shows for 2017!
Nothing says family bonding like a trip to the theatre!
It's not just watching a show, it's the whole experience.
There's a wide selection of shows going on up and down the UK so you don't have to live in London to join in the fun.
Are you feeling the cold winter blues? Don't worry, the most uplifting show in London wants to raise you up!
Kinky Boots is in its second fabulous year and continues to raise audiences up night after night! It's the musical everyone is talking about
You'll be singing the songs for days, all written by Grammy® and Tony® winning pop icon Cyndi Lauper! It's a musical celebration about the friendships we discover, and the belief that you can change the world when you change your mind.Looking for a feel-good few hours? Look no further than this heart-warming tale of friendship, filled with love, laughter, stunning costumes and heart-stopping choreography.
All the quirks of Road Dahl's classic has been bought to life in this all-singing, all-dancing musical which follows the story of the precocious 6-year-old who is wiser than her years.
The musical recently celebrated it's 5th anniversary at the Cambridge Theatre in London and it was a night to remember as Zaris Angel Hator stepped up to take the lead role.
Photo: Matilda, Cambridge Theatre
Bright, charming and utterly adorable, the young actress captures the audiences attention throughout with her devilishly cheeky grin and holds the stage with charming numbers such as 'Naughty'.
The wider chorus sees adults play children, which certainly adds to the humour of the show, but young stars step up to play much-loved characters such as Lavender and Bruce Bogtrotter.
Photo: Matilda, Cambridge Theatre
And who could forget Miss Trunchball? The loveable villain, played by Oliver Brooks, is as domineering and sarcastic as the memorable book character and a stand out star of the play.
If you want comedy, heartwarming songs and a bit of mischief, then this is the show for you!
Based on the classic 1948 film about an aspiring ballerina, Matthew Bourne - who you may know as the choreographer of the famous all male production of Swan Lake that actually featured in the Billy Elliot film - has adapted the tale for his dance company this Christmas.
The show will kick off down in Plymouth at the Theatre Royal in November before heading to The Lowry in Salford and then landing in London's Sadler's Wells just in time for Christmas.
The magical story will be sure to give you ALL the festive feels, and don't worry if you're not near those theatres as the show will continue to tour up and down the country in 2017.
Check out the full tour schedule here!
If you're kids are a fan of children's book The Stick Man - created by the folks who made The Gruffalo, Julia Donaldon and Axel Scheffer - then you're in luck! This year it has been brought to the stage by Scamp Theatre!
The play brings to life the story as it is in the beloved picture book...
‘Stick Man lives in the family tree
With his Stick Lady Love
and their stick children three...’
Photo: Steve Ullathorne
The show has already been touring the country since the start of September and between now and January will visit venues in Wales, Somerset, Kent, London and Warwick and is certainly a wintery must see.
See the full tour information here.
We can guarantee it will be on the telly this Christmas, but now the fantasmagorical car itself could also be on the stage near you thanks to a UK touring production of the smash hit musical!
The show has been touring the UK this year and will continue to visit cities across the UK this holiday season and throughout 2017.
It's had truly scrumptious reviews and to top it off, Jason Manford will be playing Charactacus Potts and Claire Sweeney will play Baroness Bomburst.
Photo: Chitty Chitty Bang Bang UK
The tour will head up to Glasgow across Halloween before heading back down south to Woking and then finishing off the year in Salford's The Lowry.
Find out everything you need to know about the show here.