Christmas Actually
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Christmas Actually

Christmas Actually London Reviews and Tickets

(10 Ratings)
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Banal, Disappointing, Slow, Insipid, Boring

About the Show

BAFTA winner Richard Curtis' new Christmas variety show.

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Show-Score Member Reviews (8)

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30 Reviews | 2 Followers
Amateur, Obnoxious, Excruciating, Banal, Dated

See it if you like amateur plays that are at primary school level and are ok with the high potential that you will want to leave early

Don't see it if you are looking for something inspired, entertaining, funny & at a quality befitting the Royal Festival Hall & appreciate cohost chemistry

1 Review | 0 Followers
Great singing, Funny, Entertaining, Enchanting

See it if You want the perfect Christmas variety show - not completely polished but warm & thought-provoking & Christmassy

Don't see it if You just want a Love Actually tribute or if you don’t want to be made to think.

1 Review | 1 Follower
Slow, Insipid, Excruciating, Banal, Disappointing

See it if Nothing. Although the second half might have been better (we left at the interval, it was so bad)

Don't see it if You want to be entertained with original material. If you want to laugh. Read more

1 Review | 0 Followers
Insipid, Dated, Banal, Disappointing, Slow

See it if Even if you have nothing else to see, don’t go !!

Don't see it if You have a primary school production to watch, it’ll be a much higher standard and funnier than this. Actually Terrible

1 Review | 0 Followers
Disappointing, Cliched, Slow, Insipid, Banal

See it if Just don’t see it. I can’t imagine anyone thinking this is a good show. Wooden, dated, not funny. like watching a really awkward school play

Don't see it if You want to enjoy yourself. Do see it if you want to stick pins in your eyes for 2 hours

1 Review | 0 Followers
Bad, Waste of money, Unorganised, Boring, Confusing

See it if Know the people who are hosting, or like extremely over priced and boring shows

Don't see it if The show was extremely unorganised, was branded and as a in a very wrong and miss leading way. Was very boring and not worth the money at al

1 Review | 0 Followers
Disappointing, Dire, Unfunny, Awful, Banal

See it if wish to waste two hours of your life, like badly written, unfunny, unoriginal, pretty amateur theatre and don't care about money

Don't see it if like the Love Actually film. Sitting through this will forever taint your memories of the movie Read more

1 Review | 0 Followers
Terrible, Unorganised, Boring, Confusing, Awful

See it if I honestly couldn’t tell you one good thing about the show

Don't see it if You want to be entertained

Critic Reviews (4)

The Times (UK)
December 9th, 2023

"In the great scheme of things, you tell yourself during this remarkably crummy variety night, it doesn’t really matter if we’ve all been rather had by this slipshod show. ... 'Christmas Actually' is a truly terrible night out."
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The Guardian (UK)
December 10th, 2023

“For all the creakiness of this festive contrivance, I can’t get too Scrooge-like about Christmas Actually. It throws a lot at the wall, some of it falls apart on impact – but some of it captures the spirit of the season”
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All That Dazzles (UK)
December 10th, 2023

“...’Christmas Actually’ has a lot to live up to, and unfortunately it didn’t meet my admittedly high expectations. I was hoping for a bit more comedy and some stars, but, filled with sentimentalism, it was an enjoyable night. I left feeling Christmassy and it was all in support of Comic Relief, a noble cause reminding us that Christmas is the season of goodwill to all.”
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The Telegraph (UK)
December 9th, 2023

" 'Christmas Actually', which (Richard Curtis) he writes and curates, is a heavy dish of songs, sketches, poems and pre-recorded celebrity cameos, many of which accurately simulate the feeling of sitting on the sofa after Christmas lunch, watching the John Lewis advert with trapped wind.."
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