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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.

Whether you go to the theatre every evening or are planning a single night out, whether you already know what you like or want help choosing a show, Theatreguide.London's reviews of past and current London shows will help you decide what to see and what to skip!

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So if a show is bad, we'll say so. And therefore if we say it's good, you can believe us. Click on one of the categories to the left to read our reviews of current London shows.

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WHAT'S NEW . . . .
We're back from the  EDINBURGH FESTIVAL AND FRINGE, where we reviewed about 150 of the top theatrical events. Several have already announced London transfers and more will come. Click through for our reviews of the best of the fest . . . . 39 STEPS closing after nine years. . . .CATS to return for autumn-winter season . . . . Ambassadors Theatre to be redesigned as studio for off-West End transfers and renamed the Stephen Sondheim . . . . 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 1984 September 5, 39 STEPS September 5, JEW OF MALTA September 8, DEAR LUPIN September 19, BEAUX' STRATAGEM September 20, LET IT BE September 27, RED LION September 30, OUR COUNTRY'S GOOD October 17, THREE DAYS IN THE COUNTRY October 21, HAMLET October 31, IMPORTANCE OF BEING EARNEST November 7, ORESTEIA November 7, McQUEEN November 7, GYPSY November 28, MISS SAIGON February 27  

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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.

The Beaux' Stratagem


Importance of Being Earnest


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