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WHAT'S NEW . . . . .
 There's a bit of a lull in the theatre season at the moment, with few new openings in January. Use the opportunity for the last chances at the unusually large number of shows closing this month and next . . . . Meanwhile, click on the booking ad above for some special January deals, and also check GET INTO LONDON THEATRE, London's annual winter sale, offering deep discounts to West End and Fringe theatres in January and February. . . . 'Tis still the season for Pantos and other family entertainments, with many running through January. Check our FAMILY page for the most complete list anywhere of kid-friendly Festive Season shows  . . . .

Closing notices up for
MARY STUART January 28, PETER PAN GOES WRONG  January 29, DEAD FUNNY February 4, AN INSPECTOR CALLS February 4, HALF A SIXPENCE February 11, NICE FISH February 11, BURIED CHILD February 18, ST JOAN February 18, ART February 18, THIS HOUSE February 26, KITE RUNNER  March 11, LOVES LABOURS LOST March 18, MUCH ADO ABOUT NOTHING March 18, JERSEY BOYS March 26, HALF A SIXPENCE April 22, THE CURIOUS INCIDENT June 3

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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.

Dead Funny


Mary Stuart

Buried Child

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