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Southbank Centre, Belvedere Road, London SE1 8XX

Christmas Actually

Closed December 11, 2023

Christmas laughs for a good cause

Why See Christmas Actually?

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Usher in Christmas at the Southbank Centre with the smashing comedy, music and poetry variety show, Christmas Actually, put together by none other than Love Actually and Bridget Jones writer Richard Curtis! Featuring a diverse and star-studded cast of celebrities, the show promises to be full of festive laughs and seasonal sing-alongs, as well as some light-hearted readings of real-life children's letters to Father Christmas!

Collaborating with Comic Relief, proceeds from the show will go towards supporting charitable projects around the world. Set to be a Christmas show like no other on stage, Christmas actually is the perfect way to see in the season!

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Opening night: 7 December 2023


You may be required to wear a mask during this performance. Please contact the venue directly for more information.

Cast and Creative


Jayde Adams and Sanjeev Bhaskar as the hosts

Speical guests
Miriam-Teak Lee
Flo & Joan


Marc Antolin
Elizabeth Ayodele
Stephan Boyce
Jamie-Rose Monk

The band 

Russell Bennett
Adam Bourne
Elliot Davis
James Gambold
Charles Rothwell
Tom Sansbury 


Curated by Richard Curtis
Directed by Daniel Raggett
Set and costume by Peter McKintosh
Lighting by Ben Rogers
Sound by  Oscar Thompson
Projection design by Duncan McLean
Musical direction by Elliot Davis.

What you thought

87 reviews, average rating: (1.2 Stars)

1.0 star rating

Josh : “Incredible production from start to finish”

Can I start by saying I have seen several reviews berating this production,... more

Mrs Black : “Disappointing”

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