Jack and the Beanstalk (Theatre Royal Plymouth)
By Karen Bussell
Thank goodness for Bobby Davro
Muppits Die Hard (Wardrobe Theatre)
A madcap, zany, original alternative to the Christmas schmaltz.
Mrs Gerrish's Grotto (Brewery Theatre)
There's no Christmas cheer in this rather awful alternative Christmas fare.
Elf (Plymouth Theatre Royal)
By Karen Bussell
Ideal for excited children and jaded parents alike, Elf is packed full of Christmas cheer, razzmatazz and magic.
Swallows And Amazons (Bristol Old Vic)
The Christmas show to beat in the West Country.
What The Dickens? (Drum Plymouth)
By Karen Bussell
Please Sir can I have some more/
The Snow Queen (Nuffield Theatre)
By David Jobson
Better stick to panto as The Snow Queen provides very little for families this Christmas.
Slava's Snowshow (Tour- Bath Theatre Royal)
By Hannah Sweetnam
A show that delights from beginning to end, Slava's Snowshow provides eerily dark and astoundingly beautiful entertainment.
Exit The King (Ustinov Studio)
Exit The King is a fitting end to a terrific year of work for the Ustinov Stdip.
The Muddy Choir (Tour - Salisbury)
By David Jobson
A play for young people that explores poignantly life in the trenches