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LATEST REVIEWS . . . . THE PLOUGH AND THE STARSSHANGRI-LA,   INTO THE WOODSTHE KREUTZER SONATAUNREACHABLESUNSET AT THE VILLA THALIA


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  Kids' Week - actually the whole month of August - offers free and discounted tickets for families, along with special events. CLICK HERE for details . . . . Sheridan Smith returns to FUNNY GIRL after missing several weeks due to exhaustion . . . . Broadway smash HAMILTON coming in autumn 2017 . . . . SHOW BOAT fails to find audience, will close six months early . . . .  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 . . . . Half-price and other  ticket deals available this week - GUYS AND DOLLS, 1984, THE GO-BETWEEN, SUNNY AFTERNOON, THRILLER, HOW THE OTHER HALF LOVES, more. Click on the banner ad above.


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  SUNSET August 4, UNREACHABLE August 6, ROMEO AND JULIET  August 13, THE SPOILS August 13, RICHARD III August 16, FAITH HEALER August 20, SHOW BOAT August 27, THREEPENNY OPERA August 31, TRUTH September 3, HOBSON'S CHOICE  September 10, DEEP BLUE SEA September 21, KINKY BOOTS September 24, HOW THE OTHER HALF LOVES October 1, FUNNY GIRL October 8, THE GO-BETWEEN October 15, PLOUGH AND THE STARS October 22, SUNNY AFTERNOON October 29, 1984 October 29, BODYGUARD January 7




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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

Faith Healer

Unreachable

The Go-Between





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