Theatre Royal Windsor’s Christmas Gift Guide

Creative Christmas Gift Ideas for your loved ones!

Are you looking for a unique gift for someone special this Christmas?

Maybe you’ve been scrolling through pages and pages of gifts online, and you can’t quite settle on the right present?

Or perhaps you’ve left it to the last minute and need great present ideas – fast!!

Have you thought about giving the gift of Theatre this Christmas? Theatre Royal Windsor is very proud to host a varied theatre season of all different kinds of shows – read on through the tabs below for what we think are the best buys at Theatre Royal Windsor this Christmas!

 

 

THRILLING ADAPTATIONS

Best buy for: 
Amateur detective types who have a love of all things Marble and Poirot!

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Get your loved one’s New Year off to a thrilling start with The Cat and The Canary (15–25 Jan) featuring a star cast led by the legendary Britt Eckland (The Man with the Golden Gun). This story has been brought to the big screen three times – come and experience the thriller live on stage!

Other thrilling adaptations on offer at Theatre Royal Windsor this Spring include the Charles Dickens’ classic The Black Veil (3–7 Mar) and Charlotte Brontë’s gothic masterpiece Jane Eyre (27 Apr–2 May).

STAND-UP COMEDY

Best buy for:
The grumpy teenager watching comedy video after comedy video on YouTube (who never seems to crack a smile, let alone laugh?!)

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Windsor has a cracking comedy line-up shaping up for 2020 with FIVE leading stand-up comedians making stops on their UK tours this Spring. These are extra special dates – top comedy from leading comedians!!

Jimmy Carr: Terribly Funny (19 Jan)
Josh Widdicombe: Bit Much … (3 Feb)
Rich Hall’s Hoedown Deluxe (17 Feb)
Russell Kane: The Fast and the Curious (2 Mar)
John Bishop: Warm-Up 2020 (1 & 2 Apr)

 

COMEDY PLAYS

Best buy for: 
That uncle of yours who won’t stop telling you the cheesiest Christmas cracker jokes!!

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If you’re in search of something which provides a bit more comic relief, we’ve got a great selection of hilarious plays for the comedy-lovers in your life to enjoy!

Ten Times Table (27 Jan – 1 Feb): led by Robert Daws (The Royal, Poldark) among a talented company of stage and screen stars, the show gallops back into town for one week only!

The Last Temptation of Boris Johnson (10 – 15 Feb): marvel at Will Barton’s uncanny portrayal of Boris Johnson as this London sell-out play embarks on a UK tour.

Bang, Bang! (9 – 13 Mar): comedy legend John Cleese makes his stage writing debut with this new farce starring a trio of screen stars –Tessa Peake-Jones (Only Fools and Horses), Tony Gardner (Last Tango in Halifax) and Wendi Peters (Coronation Street).

FAMILY FUN

Best buy for:
Top pick for the Dad who’s panicking on Christmas Eve trapped in a sea of shoppers!!

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It’s hard to deny that panto is a firm family favourite! It’s got everything – comedy, music, heroes, villains and if you’re lucky, a custard pie or two in the face!! If you’re looking for a post-Christmas treat, Aladdin is playing until 12 January – don’t miss out!

The Family Fun continues into the New Year, with Billionaire Boy (19–22 Feb) coming for February Half Term.

Whether your kids have a love of dance, Vienna Festival Ballet return to Theatre Royal Windsor with the beautiful The Sleeping Beauty (16–21 Mar).

There’s going to be all sorts of Easter Holiday fun with our local cast of talented youth performers taking on Disney’s The Little Mermaid JR (15–18 Apr).

 

MUSICALS FROM THE WEST END

Best buy for:
The person who keeps telling you about all the latest West End shows (and you nod along and pretend you know what they’re talking about)

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We’ve got two fantastic musicals coming to us in 2020 – for lovers of classic rock n roll music, the multi-award-winning musical Buddy: The Buddy Holly Story (24–29 Feb) brings the story and songs of a musical legend to the stage. And for those looking for something more edgy and modern, the smash-hit musical Heathers the Musical (13–23 May) embarks on its first UK tour, kicking off in Windsor!

LEADING MUSICAL TRIBUTE ACTS

Best buy for:
Those who unapologetically subject their family to “Dad Dancing” not just at Christmas, but most evenings and weekends

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 Banish the January blues with a line-up of feel-good music with our Music Week (4–8 Feb):

Think Floyd (4 Feb)
The Best of Queen (5 Feb)
Swing N Sinatra (6 Feb)
Complete Madness (6 Feb)
The Best of Frankie Valli and the Four Seasons (7 Feb)
We Love The Spice Girls (8 Feb)

And it doesn’t stop there! For those who can’t get enough of seeing the music of their idols live on stage, experience legends of time gone by with a night with The King – The Elvis Years (26 Jan); a night of great classics with the biggest band of all time,The Magic of The Beatles (5 Apr); and Anything for Love: The Meat Loaf Story (19 Apr). 

We also have a fantastic selection of music nights featuring music from a whole host of leading artists! Party the night away with The Chicago Blues Brothers: A Night at the Movies (2 Feb) as they make their way through some of the best movie soundtracks of all time; journey through the music of leading country artists – from Dolly Parton to Willie Nelson with A Country Night in Nashville (9 Feb); travel back to the golden age of disco with Lost in Music (22 Mar); and relive the magic of the movie mega-hit, Moulin Rouge with the tribute show, Come What May (30 & 31 Mar).

 

 

GETTING INVOLVED

Best buy for:
The little performer who manages to find a stage wherever they go!
And young people who want to know what goes on behind the scenes

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If you’re in search in performance opportunities, here at Theatre Royal Windsor we offer LAMDA Acting classes! LAMDA (London Academy of Music & Dramatic Art) are one of the UK’s oldest and most respected awarding bodies, and their examinations help to build self-confidence and performance skills by working towards qualifications. A great opportunity to hone performance craft in a building with such theatre history! 

We’re launching our first TRW Easter School project in 2020, where a cast of local youth performers will be taking on Disney’s The Little Mermaid JR. If you know someone aged between 9 to 18, who you think would love nothing more than to belt out some of the classic Little Mermaid favourites, you can book them a place to become part of the TRW Easter School Company. There’s also opportunities for young people who have a passion for technical theatre too.

THERE’S TOO MUCH CHOICE!! WHAT DO I DO?!!

If you can’t quite settle on what you think might be the perfect show for a loved one, you can always hand the decision making over to them by purchasing a Theatre Royal Windsor Gift Card! These are only available to purchase by calling our Box Office Team on 01753 853 888 or by visiting us at the Theatre.

 

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