March 2020: All London theatres close to fight coronavirus outbreak.
Duration of closure uncertain. All tickets will be refunded or honored
when theatres re-open.
During the shut-down, several theatres around Britain are putting past
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STOP PRESS: Coronavirus closes all London theatres for an
indefinite period. Watch this space for further news . . . . July 3: UK
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. . July 1: THE MOUSETRAP will be the first West End show to re-open,
with reduced capacity, in October . . . . June 18:
Producer Cameron Mackintosh announces none of his shows will re-open
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