This year, for the first time in decades, I decided that I’d choose my own Christmas shows and arrange to review them rather than waiting for editors to impose them on me. And I’m having a lovely December so far.
The twist in Plaid Tidings at London’s Bridge House Theatre is, of course, that the stars are dead, killed in a car crash. But when has a trivial mishap like that ever stopped a group from still making it big?
Opening in London this month is the transfer of the NT’s Nine Night (now at Trafalgar Studios), Jailbirds at the Etcetera Theatre, Pinocchio at The Albany, One For The Road at the Rosemary Branch, Orpheus at Battersea Arts Centre and Pinter 5 & 6 will arrive at the Harold Pinter Theatre.
Excellently sung vintage tunes by great singers deliver plenty of camp Christmas cheer in Plaid Tidings at the Bridge House Theatre.