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  'Tis the season for Pantos and other family entertainments. Check our FAMILY page for the most complete list anywhere of kid-friendly Festive Season shows  . . . . 'Tis also the season for GET INTO LONDON THEATRE, London's annual winter sale, offering deep discounts to West End and Fringe theatres in January and February.  Click through for information . . . . St James Theatre to become The Other Palace, Lloyd Webber's base for trying out and workshopping new musicals . . . . PHANTOM OF THE OPERA celebrates 30th Anniversary and WICKED its 10th . . . . THE CURIOUS INCIDENT to close in June . . . .


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Closing notices up for
NO MAN'S LAND December 17,  SEWING GROUP December 22, CYMBELINE  December 23, KING LEAR (Sher) December 23, DIRTY DANCING December 31, LOVE January 6, BODYGUARD January 7, CHARLIE AND THE CHOCOLATE FACTORY January 7, THE DRESSER  January 14, THE CHILDREN January 14, RED BARN January 17, 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, THIS HOUSE February 26, 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

Matilda

Mamma Mia

Wicked

 
Top Five - Current

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


Dead Funny

Amadeus

Harry Potter

Buried Child

School of Rock




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