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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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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.

Guys And Dolls

Richard III

Faith Healer


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