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We offer authoritative, independent London theatre reviews. We also cover London's fringe and some theatre outside London, notably the annual Edinburgh Festival. We list upcoming shows and offer insiders' hints on saving money on theatre tickets.

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WHAT'S NEW . . . . . The post-Christmas lull is over, and we'll be adding new reviews daily for the next few weeks . . . . Both BAD JEWS and THE FATHER returning for additional West End runs . . . . GUYS AND DOLLS  extends run with mid-March move to Phoenix Theatre . . . . BILLY ELLIOT and WAR HORSE both to close in Spring 2016 . . . . New Harry Potter adventures to be staged next summer . . . . Kenneth Branagh named President of RADA . . . . TKTS office now sells discount tickets in advance, and check our Saving Money Page for other deals and economy hints . . . .

LAST CHANCES . . . Closing notices up for HUSBANDS AND SONS February 10, HOMECOMING February 13, LIAISONS DANGEREUSES February 13, YEN February 13, IPHIGENIA IN SPLOTT February 20, MISS SAIGON February 27, RED VELVET February 27, BEND IT LIKE BECKHAM  March 5, HANGMEN March 5, AS YOU LIKE IT March 5, WAR HORSE March 12, GUYS AND DOLLS  March 12 (but will move), ESCAPED ALONE March 12, MASTER BUILDER March 19, WASTE March 19, TALK HOUSE March 30, April 3, BILLY ELLIOT April 9,  MA RAINEY May 18, FUNNY GIRL September 10 

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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


Mamma Mia

Billy Elliot

Top Five - Current

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

The Master Builder


Funny Girl

The Homecoming

Ma Rainey's Black Bottom - - - -
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