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  St James Theatre to become The Other Palace, Lloyd Webber's base for trying out and workshopping new musicals . . . . PHANTOM OF THE OPERA celebrates 30th Anniversary and WICKED its 10th . . . . KINKY BOOTS extends to May 2017 . . . . Special discount ticket deals - half price for THE LAST TANGO, 25 pounds off THE LIBERTINE and THRILLER, 20 pounds off THE WOMAN IN BLACK, other deals for BURIED CHILD, PETER PAN GOES WRONG, THE CURIOUS INCIDENT, THE DRESSER. Click on the banner ad at the top of this page. . . . 

Closing notices up for
  PLOUGH AND THE STARS October 22, FATHER COMES HOME October 22, SUNNY AFTERNOON October 29, 1984 October 29, LUNCH/BOW November 5, ENTERTAINER November 12, OIL November 26, THE LIBERTINE December 3, ONE NIGHT IN MIAMI December 3, NO MAN'S LAND December 17,  BODYGUARD January 7, THE DRESSER  January 14, JERSEY BOYS March 26

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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


Top Five - Current

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

No Man's Land

Father Comes Home From The Wars

Harry Potter

One Night In Miami

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