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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.  CLICK HERE for a continually updated list


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Whether you go to the theatre every evening or are planning a single night out, whether you already know what you like or want help choosing a show, Theatreguide.London's reviews of past and current London shows will help you decide what to see and what to skip! Click on one of the categories to the left to read our reviews of current London shows

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CURRENT LIVE REVIEWS. . . . NEXT THING YOU KNOWEVERYBODY'S TALKING ABOUT JAMIE MAGIC GOES WRONG, THE PLAY THAT GOES WRONG


LATEST ONLINE REVIEWS . . . .   CRIME OF THE CENTURY THE COURAGE TO RIGHT A WOMAN'S WRONGS,    ONCE UPON A MATTRESSIN THE ABSENCE OF SILENCE,  THE NANCE


WHAT'S NEW . . . . . STOP PRESS - Second lockdown for November puts all plans for re-opening theatres on hold. . . . National Theatre begins subscription online streaming season. . . .Trafalgar Studios  return to original one-auditorium form, renamed Trafalgar Theatre . . . . Ambitious plans for December - Pantos at the Palladium and National, A CHRISTMAS CAROL at Dominion and Bridge Theatres . . . . A few other theatres announce plans to re-open with limited seating. CLICK HERE for a listing. But THE MOUSETRAP, previously announced for October, has been withdrawn. . . . . 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 the theatres re-open, these long-running hits will almost certainly 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

Wicked



Top Five - Online

While theatres are closed, we've been reviewing online shows. Here are the ones we've liked the most.

Sondheim Birthday Salute

The Iceman Cometh

The Adding Machine

Company

Romeo And Juliet






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