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London Theatre Shows Musicals.
From the revival production of Chicago, set in the 1920's at the Cambridge-
small time night club singer Roxie Hart kills her lover, defended by Billy Flynn.
Boublil and Schonberg's mesmerising Les MisÚrables,
at the Queens Theatre,
set around the French Revolution. From the pen of Lloyd Webber-
the phenomenally popular Phantom of the Opera, at
Her Majesty's , Haymarket. Oliver at the Theatre Royal Drury Lane.
The sheer polish (and such a strong cast) of Lloyd Webber's production' closed in Feb. 2009 after a two year run, of the Sound of Music at the Palladium. Such a memorable and timeless score and lyrics from Rodgers and Hammerstein. Who can forget songs such as "My favorite things"; "Climb every mountain", and "How do you solve a problem like Maria?"
Lloyd Webber's Love Never Dies at the Adelphi. Willy Russell's Blood Brothers at the Phoenix, the National Theatre's Production of Anything Goes, to We Will Rock You at the Dominion, to the spectacle of Disney's the Lion King at the Lyceum. Fame at the Shaftesbury. Wicked at the Apollo Victoria. Spamalot at the Palace. Dirty Dancing at the Aldwych Theatre. Mama Mia at the Prince of Wales Theatre- a delight for Abba fans. As they say "A mother. A daughter. 3 possible dads. And a trip down the aisle you will never forget!" A few of the London musicals.
Plays and Ballet. Other West End shows include- Agatha Christie's The Mousetrap, at St Martins- the World's longest running play. Opera and Ballet The glamour of The Royal Opera House, Cinderella, Swan Lake and the Nutcracker.
Shakespeare Globe Theatre Exhibition open all Year. Take a guided tour, learn how the present theatre came to be built at the end of the 20th century. Look up to the Trumpeters Gallery. Hear about Elizabethan players and experience the theatre's almost perfect acoustics, learn the difference between a groundling and a seat in the Lords Rooms. The Performance season running from May to early October. On the South Bank a short walk from the Tate Modern. Tickets for Shakespeare's Globe Theatre London are available from...
Where can I eat in London after the theatre show? Many restaurants and hotels have theatre specials, combining the cost of a meal and or accommodation with a theatre ticket for the show of your choice. Why not treat your partner to a romantic luxury hotel break? (Some eateries offer a pre-theatre menu too, from 5 p.m. to 7.30 p.m.)
Published fortnightly is the London Theatre Guide from the Society of London Theatre. With show times and box office details, even a London Theatre Map.
Great hotels great rates-
London hotels with last minute discounts.
Theatre Tickets. Though posters for the popular shows are often splashed "now taking bookings for 6 months ahead", or "sold out" do not despair. There should be no need to pay the outrageous prices demanded by touts often found outside some theatres before curtains up. Read our Guide on finding a London Theatre Ticket.
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