The Jigsaw Blog

Christmas Shows with a Jigsaw Twist

13 November 2018

Christmas is a magical time of the year! From family gatherings, roast dinner and giving gifts it’s a holiday season full of fun and celebration. There are lots of magical shows across the country this time of year, so we thought we would compile a list just for you – with a Jigsaw twist! Read about the shows this holiday season featuring our talented students and teachers.

Nativity! The Musical

Adapted for the stage by Debbie Isitt, this festive musical has all the sparkle and shine of the original films. Join Mr Maddens and his teaching assistant Mr Poppy as they try to mount the best school Nativity musical St Bernadette’s School has ever seen.  Featuring guest appearances from Danny & Dani Dyer and Jo Brand this show promises to leave you with the feel-good factor from start to finish. Did you know, our very own Sofia Beswick from Jigsaw Arts Management is in the cast too!

See it at Eventim Apollo from the 19th-31st of December 2018. Click here to book your tickets and find out more.

The Bodyguard (UK Tour)

Former Secret Service agent turned bodyguard, Frank Farmer, is hired to protect superstar Rachel Marron from an unknown stalker. Each expects to be in charge – what they don't expect is to fall in love. The smash-hit West End musical starring Alexandra Burke and Rachel Marron also features Jigsaw Arts Management student Noah Burnett. Catch him in theatres across the county including Cardiff, Glasgow, Liverpool, Belfast, Southampton and Milton Keynes to name a few!

The show tours from 3rd December 2018 – 17th August 2019. Click here to book your tickets and find out more.

A Christmas Carol

Visit the Chickenshed Theatre for a magical and brilliantly uplifting retelling of the unforgettable story of Ebenezer Scrooge, that “squeezing, wrenching, grasping, scraping, clutching, covetous, old sinner”. Follow his spooky encounters over the course of one incredible night, and his journey ultimately to become the friendly, charitable man who “knew how to keep Christmas well”.

Jigsaw Reviews Competition Winner Thomas Coyne of Jigsaw Croydon will be reviewing the show next month. Watch this space!

Beauty and the Beast

When an arrogant prince is cursed to live as a terrifying beast until he finds his true love you would think that he would be doom forever. “Oh no he’s not!” We hear you shout, and you would be right to think so. This Christmas see our very own Melissa Coleman from Jigsaw Balham and Ilford as Belle and meet a host of other characters along the way including a good fairy, a nasty witch, the prince, and of course Dame Dotty Doughnut and Muddles who looked after the palace and the prince.

See it at The Broadway Theatre Barking from the 29th November – 31st December 2018. Click here to book your tickets and find out more.

 Robinson Crusoe (Pantomime)

Our very own Performing Arts Teacher from Jigsaw Harrow, Meg Blowey will be treading the boards in schools and community theatres across Essex this Christmas as Robinson Crusoe. Can Robinson manage to survive a shipwreck, life on a desert island and win Polly’s heart?

Touring from 24th-21st December. Find out more here.

Jigsaw Performing Arts is dedicated to developing performance skills, promoting self-expression and building confidence. Our Head Office team are available Mon-Fri, 9.00am – 5.30pm so if you would like to secure your child’s place for next term call us on 020 8447 4530 and we will be happy to help you with your enquiry. Alternatively, you can email us at or book via our website at