The Ferryman
The Ferryman
© Johan Persson

10. The Ferryman

Gielgud Theatre

News that stage favourite Rosalie Craig will join the West End production of Jez Butterworth's widely-acclaimed play ensured that Sam Mendes' production remained in the top ten this month. Plus it has a real-life goose and baby, so there's loads of reasons to see this one.

Read the latest casting announcement for The Ferryman


Young Frankenstein
Young Frankenstein
© Manuel Harlan

9. Young Frankenstein

Garrick Theatre

With a cast including Hadley Fraser, Ross Noble and Summer Strallen, the stage adaptation of Mel Brooks' 1974 film continues to be a West End hit. In his write-up for WhatsOnStage, Alun Hood called it 'the funniest West End musical since The Producers', do you need any more convincing than that?

Read our review of Young Frankenstein


Declan Egan, Michael Watson, Simon Bailey and Lewis Griffiths
Declan Egan, Michael Watson, Simon Bailey and Lewis Griffiths
© Matt Martin

8. Jersey Boys

UK Tour

What better way to say "Who Loves You" this Christmas than buying your loved ones tickets to see the UK tour of Jersey Boys? With this firm-favourite no longer in the West End, your local theatre could be your only chance to "Walk Like a Man" with the other fab four next year.

Read our casting announcement


Sophie Evans as Glinda in Wicked
Sophie Evans as Glinda in Wicked
© Matt Crockett

7. Wicked

Apollo Victoria

Sales of tickets for Stephen Schwartz's musical continued to defy gravity last month. It's been an exciting few months for the popular musical with a new cast and UK tour announced. There's no good deed better than buying tickets for this show for Christmas.

Watch our video with the new cast of Wicked


The company of An American in Paris
The company of An American in Paris
© Johan Persson

6. An American in Paris

Dominion Theatre

You've only got until 6 January to catch Christopher Wheeldon's production before it closes. The dance show with music by George and Ira Gershwin features delicious designs by Bob Crowley and a superb cast including the recently announced WhatsOnStage Award-nominee Zoe Rainey.

Read our five-star review of An American in Paris


Christian Slater and Kris Marshall in Glengarry Glen Ross
Christian Slater and Kris Marshall in Glengarry Glen Ross
© Marc Brenner

5. Glengarry Glen Ross

Playhouse Theatre

In what is probably one of the starriest tickets in London this Christmas, bonafide big screen stars Christian Slater, Kris Marshall and Robert Glenister feature in Sam Yates' production of David Mamet's edgy comedy. Set in a Chicago real-estate office, the play follows the masculine burliness of salesmen forced to compete for their jobs.

Read our review of Glengarry Glen Ross


Julian Clary and Elaine Paige
Julian Clary and Elaine Paige

4. Dick Whittington

London Palladium

With Christmas day less than three weeks away, pantomime season is in full swing, oh yes it is. And if you're after the biggest and best this year then look no further than the Palladium where theatre stars Emma Williams and Charlie Stemp line up alongside stage legends Elaine Paige, Julian Clary and Nigel Havers.

Check out this first look at Elaine Paige and cast of Dick Whittington


Tim Rice
Tim Rice
© Dan Wooller for WhatsOnStage

3. Chess

London Coliseum

News that Tim Rice, Benny Andersson and Bjorn Ulvaeus's hit musical is returning to the West End next year landed Chess in third place in our top sellers of November. Directed by Rice and Laurence Connor (School of Rock) with choreography by Stephen Mear, the cast is yet to be announced but we expect it to be exciting.

Read our announcement story


Ken Watanabe and Kelli O'Hara
Ken Watanabe and Kelli O'Hara
© Paul Kolnik

2. The King and I

London Palladium

Another show making its long-awaited return to the West End is Rodgers and Hammerstein's The King and I. The Lincoln Center's 2015 production won four Tony Awards and will now transfer to London's Palladium. Directed by Bartlett Sher it will star Kelli O'Hara and Ken Watanabe.

Read our announcement story


Carrie Hope Fletcher
Carrie Hope Fletcher
© Dan Wooller for WhatsOnStage

1. Carrie Hope Fletcher

Cadogan Hall

As exclusive ticket sellers for Carrie Hope Fletcher's first solo concert – which practically sold out in minutes leading to an extra date being added – it's not hard to see why this was our hottest ticket of November. The Les Miserables and Addams Family star will perform some of her favourite songs, while also chatting about her career.

Read our announcement story