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Can anyone explain the "theatre season" in London and Stratford Upon Avon?

Can anyone explain the "theatre season" in London and Stratford Upon Avon?

Jul 24th, 2006, 12:13 PM
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Can anyone explain the "theatre season" in London and Stratford Upon Avon?

Can you explain what the "season" is for theatre in London and Stratford Upon Avon? I assume that one can see a musical or play in London at any time of the year, like you can on Broadway. Does the Globe have a "season", or are there plays year round? What about the Royal Shakespeare Company? Are they in London part of the year and Stratford another part, or are there companies in both?
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Jul 24th, 2006, 12:33 PM
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http://www.londontheatre.co.uk has all the info.
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Jul 24th, 2006, 12:49 PM
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there are dozens of productions playing in London year round -- similar to Broadway. In addition to the big West End shows (counterpart to Broadway) there are "fringe" shows (like off-Broadway), and lots of theatre companies as well.

The Globe runs a season in reperatory from May to October.

The RSC in Stratford operates most of the year, and there are separate productions by the RSC in London -- sometimes the same productions move to London from Stratford.
 
Jul 24th, 2006, 01:11 PM
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Thanks so much!!!
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Jul 24th, 2006, 02:38 PM
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You have most of the info - basically London is year round. But open-air venues like the Globe and Regents Park are seasonal - trust me you wouldn't want to be sitting (or standing in the case of the Globe) through Hamlet on a freezing Nov or Mar day.
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