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WHAT'S NEW . . . . . 'Tis the season to think about the EDINBURGH FESTIVAL and FRINGE, and for those not heading north in August, London's own CAMDEN FRINGE. . . . Old
Vic Theatre celebrates 200th birthday . . . . Old Vic also goes
all-digital - you have to ask specifically if you want paper tickets .
. . . National Theatre's CONSENT and THE JUNGLE, Patk Theatre's PRESSURE transfer to the West End; Chichester's CAROLINE OR
CHANGE will follow . . . . The
King's Head, London's oldest pub theatre,
to move to new purpose-built space . . . . Southwark Playhouse also to
get new home, while closed-for-renovations Tricycle will re-open as The
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LAST CHANCES . . .. Closing dates announced for MACBETH June 23, IDEAL
HUSBAND July 14, MACHINAL July 21, RED July 28, JEAN BRODIE July 28, CONSENT August 11,
KILLER JOE August 18, YOUNG FRANKENSTEIN August 25, PRESSURE September
ENCOUNTER September 9, CHICAGO October 6, KINKY BOOTS January 12
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