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MISERABLES closes! But only until December, while the
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in the form of Phoebe Waller-Bridge's solo show that started it all. We
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Closing dates announced forJELLYFISH July 16, ROSMERSHOLM July 20, TOP GIRLS July 20,
SWEAT July 20, RUTHERFORD AND SON August 3, PRESENT LAUGHTER August
10, SMALL ISLAND August
10, STARRY MESSENGER August 20, ALADDIN August 24, JESUS CHRIST
SUPERSTAR August 24, CAPTAIN CORELLI August 31, BITTER WHEAT
September 14, NIGHT OF THE IGUANA September 28, ADRIAN MOLE October 12, LEHMAN TRILOGY October 31, FIDDLER November 2,
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