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  We're back from Edinburgh, where we reviewed over 100 shows in the Festival and Fringe. Some have already transferred to London and others will follow, so CLICK HERE for a preview . . . . KINKY BOOTS, due to close this month, extends to May 2017 . . . . Broadway smash HAMILTON coming in autumn 2017 . . . . Lloyd Webber's SCHOOL OF ROCK coming in November . . . . Fringe hits IN THE HEIGHTS and THE RAILWAY CHILDREN, both planned for very brief runs, both extend beyond a year . . . .Edwad Albee dies . . . . Special Ticket Discounts - SUNNY AFTERNOON half price, THRILLER 25 pounds off, THE LIBERTINE 20 pounds off, THE WOMAN IN BLACK 20 pounds off. Click on the banner ad at the top of this page . . . .

Closing notices up for
  HOW THE OTHER HALF LOVES October 1, THE ALCHEMIST October 1, DOCTOR FAUSTUS October 1, OUR LADIES  October 1, FUNNY GIRL October 8, THE GO-BETWEEN October 15, PLOUGH AND THE STARS October 22, FATHER COMES HOME October 22, SUNNY AFTERNOON October 29, 1984 October 29, ENTERTAINER November 12, THE LIBERTINE December 3, NO MAN'S LAND December 17,  BODYGUARD January 7

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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


Mamma Mia


Top Five - Current

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


Funny Girl

Father Comes Home From The Wars

Harry Potter

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