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WHAT'S NEW . . . . .  Kids' Week - actually the whole month of August - offers free and discounted tickets for families, along with special events. CLICK HERE for details . . . . HOW THE OTHER HALF LOVES extends with move to Duke of York's Theatre . . . . Sheridan Smith leaves FUNNY GIRL after missing several performances due to exhaustion; her return is promised by mid-July . . . . Broadway smash HAMILTON coming in autumn 2017 . . . . SHOW BOAT fails to find audience, will close six months early . . . . Announced LADY DAY musical postponed because star is pregnant . . . .  Lloyd Webber's SCHOOL OF ROCK coming in November . . . . Fringe hits IN THE HEIGHTS and THE RAILWAY CHILDREN, both planned for very brief runs, both extend beyond a year . . . .

LAST CHANCES . . . Closing notices up for  THE SUICIDE June 25, DOCTOR FAUSTUS June 25,  NO VILLAIN July 23, SUNSET August 4, ROMEO AND JULIET  August 13, THE SPOILS August 13, RICHARD III August 16, SHOW BOAT August 27, THREEPENNY OPERA August 31, TRUTH September 3, HOBSON'S CHOICE  September 10, KINKY BOOTS September 24, HOW THE OTHER HALF LOVES October 1, FUNNY GIRL October 8, THE GO-BETWEEN October 15, SUNNY AFTERNOON October 29, 1984 October 29




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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

 
Top Five - Current

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



Guys And Dolls

Richard III

Hobson's Choice

The Comedy About A Bank Robbery

The Go-Between





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