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WHAT'S NEW . . . . . 'Tis the season to think about the EDINBURGH FESTIVAL and FRINGE, and for those not heading north in August, London's own CAMDEN FRINGE. . . . Old Vic Theatre celebrates 200th birthday . . . . Old Vic also goes all-digital - you have to ask specifically if you want paper tickets . . . . National Theatre's CONSENT and THE JUNGLE, Patk Theatre's PRESSURE transfer to the West End; Chichester's CAROLINE OR CHANGE will follow . . . . The King's Head, London's oldest pub theatre, to move to new purpose-built space . . . . Southwark Playhouse also to get new home, while closed-for-renovations Tricycle will re-open as The Kiln . . . . We are at last on Twitter. Follow us @theatreguidelon to be alerted to each new review . . . .  

. Closing dates announced for  MACBETH June 23, IDEAL HUSBAND July 14, MACHINAL July 21, RED July 28, JEAN BRODIE July 28, CONSENT August 11, KILLER JOE August 18, YOUNG FRANKENSTEIN August 25, PRESSURE September 1, BRIEF ENCOUNTER September 9, CHICAGO October 6, KINKY BOOTS January 12

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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.

Brief Encounter

42nd Street



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