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COVID-19 SHUTDOWN
16 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 or current productions online and we will be reviewing them.  CLICK HERE for online theatre 2020.

STOP PRESS: In September a few theatres announce tentative plans to re-open with limited seating and other safety precautions. See the WHAT'S NEW section below for a continually updated list


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LATEST REVIEWS . . . . DEATH OF A HUNTERSCENES FOR SURVIVAL I, SCENES FOR SURVIVAL II,    PORGY AND BESS,   THE ICEMAN COMETHGHOST LIGHT,   WATCHING ROSIE,   HOME

WHAT'S NEW . . . . . A few theatres announce plans to re-open with limited seating: TALKING HEADS at Bridge Theatre and SLEEPLESS at Troubador in September; THE MOUSETRAP in late October; DEATH OF ENGLAND,  EVERYBODY'S TALKING ABOUT JAMIE and SIX in November. . . . But THE PLAY THAT GOES WRONG and MAGIC GOES WRONG, previously announced for October, have been withdrawn. Watch this space for more .. . . . During the shutdown, some theatres offer productions online.  CLICK HERE for reviews. . . . . We are at last on Twitter. Follow us @theatreguidelon to be alerted to each new review . . . .


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Top Five - Classic

When theatres re-open, these long-running hits will no doubt return. 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

Hamilton

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 Top Five - Current

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

Leopoldstadt

Dear Evan Hansen

Come From Away

The Welkin

Uncle Vanya






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