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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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REVIEWS . . . . THIS WAS A MAN, THE IMPORTANCE OF BEING EARNEST, SHUTTERS, PERSEVERANCE DRIVE, RICHARD III, THE CRUCIBLE, PACIFIC OVERTURES, FORBIDDEN BROADWAY, WONDERLAND WHAT'S NEW . . .
. National Theatre's GREAT BRITAIN, St James Theatre's URINETOWN, Hampstead's SUNNY AFTERNOON, Almeida's KING
CHARLES III and Young Vic's SCOTTSBORO BOYS all come to the West End
in the autumn . . . . KIDS' WEEK, actually all of August, features
free and discounted
tickets, backstage tours and other family-friendly events. Check our FAMILY
page for information . . . . Ambassadors Theatre to be renamed the Stephen Sondheim . .
. . Matthew
Warchus to run the Old Vic starting in 2015 . . . .National Theatre's Travelex-sponsored summer season returns, with
many Olivier seats £15 . . . . Rufus Norris named next Director of National
Theatre, starting 2015 . . . .
to STOMP and other
for a list and other guides to saving
money on London theatre . . . . TKTS
office now sells discount tickets in advance . .
LAST CHANCES . . . Closing
notices up for
MR BURNS July 26, FATHERS AND SONS
July 26, HANDBAGGED August 2, 1984 August 23, SKYLIGHT August 23,
DAYTONA August 23, A SMALL FAMILY
BUSINESS August 27, BAKERSFIELD MIST August 30, THE BODYGUARD August
30, MEDEA September 4, THE CRUCIBLE September 13, THE PAJAMA GAME
September 13, THE IMPORTANCE OF BEING EARNEST September 20, LET IT BE
September 21, RICHARD III September 27, LET THE RIGHT ONE IN September
27, WOLF HALL October 4,
BRING UP THE BODIES October 4, JEEVES
AND WOOSTER January 17
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