10. The Ferryman
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.
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?
8. Jersey Boys
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
- Jersey Boys
- Carrie Hope Fletcher
- Dick Whittington
- Young Frankenstein
- The King and I
- An American in Paris
- Glengarry Glen Ross
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