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WHAT'S NEW . . . . .  HAND TO GOD closes early . . . . DOCTOR FAUSTUS misses some performances due to theatre flooding . . . . Meanwhile THE MOUSETRAP carries on, now booking to its centennial year 2052 . . . . National Theatre ending Sunday performances . . . .  Fringe hits IN THE HEIGHTS and THE RAILWAY CHILDREN, both planned for very brief runs, both extend beyond a year . . . . New adventures of Harry Potter as an adult to be staged as a two-part drama this summer . . . . 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 CLEANSED May 5, X May 7, CYPRUS AVENUE  May 7, END OF LONGING May 14, THE CARETAKER May 14, MA RAINEY May 18, THE MAIDS May 21, MY MOTHER SAID May 21, BOY May 28, LES BLANCS June 2,  THE FLICK June 18, PEOPLE PLACES AND THINGS June 18, ELEGY June 18, THE SUICIDE June 25, DOCTOR FAUSTUS June 25, HOW THE OTHER HALF LOVES June 25, KINKY BOOTS September 24, FUNNY GIRL October 8, SHOW BOAT 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


Mamma Mia


Top Five - Current

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

How The Other Half Loves

The Caretaker

Funny Girl

My Mother Said I Never Should

Ma Rainey's Black Bottom - - - -
 Independent Reviews of London Theatre by Professional Critics Since 1999

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