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WHAT'S NEW . . . . It's going to feel a bit like deja vu this year, as FOLLIES, FAME, THE CURIOUS INCIDENT, MARY POPPINS  and WARHORSE all return for limited runs . . . .Lloyd-Webber working on Cinderella musical for 2020 . . . . New London Theatre re-named the Gillian Lynne, in honour of the choreographer of its biggest hit, Cats . . . .We are at last on Twitter. Follow us @theatreguidelon to be alerted to each new review . . . .  


LAST CHANCES . . .
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Top Five - Classic

If you haven't seen them yet, we suggest you begin your London theatre experience with these classics

Phantom of the Opera

Les Miserables

Matilda

Mamma Mia

Wicked
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 Top Five - Current

Here are the more-recently opened shows we've liked the most.


Translations

42nd Street

Hamilton

The Jungle

Lehman Trilogy





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