The holiday is passing by quickly. I've had a lot of time to think about last year and what I want to make of this year. And I've been eating nice food and sleeping in and taking lots of walks and playing games, games, games.
Oh yes, but about the shows: as near as I can tell, for gut-busting fun, the best option is Peter Pan Goes Wrong, currently on at the Pleasance theater in North London. Highly recommended for people who enjoy farce. If you want a "straight" panto, I'd recommend Puss in Boots at the Greenwich Theater - something about people having such a good time on stage just makes it so much more fun to be watching it. It really blew The Hackney Empire's Puss out of the water. And if you want to read about a roundtable on whether or not panto is dead, I've got a writeup here</i>, soon to be followed with a review of Paying for the Pinter with the Panto (I was given a review copy after this talk).
Not Christmassy but certainly wintery is The Last March at the Southwark Playhouse - how they managed to make a play about a bunch of guys dying in Antarctica funny is beyond me, but still, there I was, laughing, so it happened.
And in the unimaginative yet probably still popular category we have the Christmas Carol musical (the second!) currently on at the Charing Cross Theater, which fortunately I didn't have to pay to see.
Christ, I've been slacking, not a review written in at least five days! A relief for all of you, eh? All of those days free and so little time on the computer. I'd feel guilty if I cared more.