Tim Burton’s The Nightmare Before Christmas Live comes to Wembley SSE for two special performances in December 2022 with Danny Elfman and the BBC Concert Orchestra.
Multiple award-winning composer, songwriter and reigning Pumpkin King Danny Elfman returns to the UK to bring back Disney’s The Nightmare Before Christmas for two very special UK shows at The SSE Arena, Wembley on 9 and 10 December 2022. Tickets are now on sale.
This unique live cine-concert production taking place over Christmas 2022 features Danny Elfman (the original singing voice of the film’s main character, Jack Skellington, and writer of all the film’s songs) performing live in sync with the full-length movie projected on the big screen, accompanied by the BBC Concert Orchestra and a few very special guests.
The Nightmare Before Christmas stands as a cult musical classic from the legendary filmmaking duo of director Tim Burton and composer Danny Elfman. First released in 1993, The Nightmare Before Christmas was directed by Henry Selick (James and the Giant Peach) and was based on a story and characters designed by Tim Burton. Meticulously hand-animated in stop-motion, the film took over two years to make – featuring 227 puppets and 20 different sets that Selick’s team of artists painstakingly manipulated one frame at a time.
The film follows the earnest-but-misguided adventures of Jack Skellington, Halloween Town’s beloved Pumpkin King, as he attempts to take over the Christmas holiday. Against the advice of Sally, a lonely rag doll who has feelings for him, Jack enlists three mischievous trick-or-treaters – Lock, Shock, and Barrel – to help him kidnap Santa Claus.
Since its release, this beloved family film has become a worldwide classic and staple part of the extended holiday season. This unique live production has performed to sold-out audiences across the globe, including the Hollywood Bowl, Barclays Center, Tokyo International Forum, and London’s The SSE Arena, Wembley in 2019.