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LAST CHANCES - Closing notices up for
KING LEAR December 9, NOISES OFF December 16, MATES IN
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January 5, HAMNET January 6, CHRISTMAS CAROL January 6, ELF
January 6, HOUSE OF BARNARDA ALBA January 6, INFINITE LIFE
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BACKSTAIRS BILLY January 27, ENFIELD HAUNTING March 2,
MOTIVE AND THE CUE March 23
WHAT'S NEW . . . . .
Happy December-Holiday-Of-Your-Choice to All! . . .
National Theatre trials 6:30 start for some performances . . . .
Her Majesty's Theatre renamed . . . . THE MOUSETRAP to open on
Broadway, only 71 years late . . . . THE WOMAN IN BLACK
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