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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 . . . .  'Tis the season for Pantos and other family shows. See the most complete list anywhere on our Family Shows page . . . . GET INTO LONDON THEATRE, Theatreland's annual winter sale, offers West End and Fringe tickets for as low as ten pounds in January and February. Click Through for details . . . . Menier's FUNNY GIRL announces West End transfer before even opening . . . . New Harry Potter adventures to be staged next summer . . . . Kenneth Branagh named President of RADA . . . . We reviewed more than 100 shows at the  EDINBURGH FESTIVAL AND FRINGE in August. Several have come to London already and more are scheduled, so click through for our reviews of the best of the fest  . . . .War Horse to close after seven years . . . . 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  GYPSY November 28, SHOWSTOPPER November 28, FARINELLI AND THE KING December 5, I WANT MY HAT BACK  January 2, CATS January 2, LORD OF THE DANCE  January 3, ELF January 3, LITTLE EYOLF January 9, JANE EYRE January 10, CLOSE TO YOU January 10, HARLEQUINADE January 13, WINTER'S TALE January 16,  MR FOOTE'S OTHER LEG January 23, HENRY V January 24, HENRY IV January 24, RICHARD II January 24, HUSBANDS AND SONS February 10, HOMECOMING February 13, BEND IT LIKE BECKHAM February 20, MISS SAIGON February 27, AS YOU LIKE IT March 5, WAR HORSE March 12, WASTE March 19, TALK HOUSE March 30 

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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.

Husbands & Sons


As You Like It


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