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Old Nov 16th, 2004, 09:08 AM
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london shows

Please list what you consider to be the three must see shows in London for a Jan. quick theater trip.
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Old Nov 16th, 2004, 09:30 AM
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Jerry Springer The Opera if you aren't offended easily.
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Old Nov 16th, 2004, 11:19 AM
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I have seen about 12 shows in London.

I LOVED - Blood Brothers - fantastic!!! I highly suggest seeing it...you'll laugh and cry. The score is wonderful.

I believe Complete Works of William Shakespeare, is an absolute must in London. (and now they have an American version - that will probably be quite funny!)

My friend who lives in England said Fame was fantastic. I have heard similar comments.

Hope this helps!!!!

(I hated Jerry Springer the Opera, but that is just my opinion)
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Old Nov 16th, 2004, 11:58 AM
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Are you looking for plays or musicals? Also - do you go to the theater a lot, or are you trying to see some of the classics that have been playing for a while?

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Will be going to London next week and am wondering if the I think called Solid Gold Cadillac is on with Patricia Rutledge. Have wanted to see her in something as thoroughly enjoyed her Keeping Up Appearances on the tele. Thank you. halfpint
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"the producers" would be my first choice.Nathan Lane is lead now. defintely book ahead.

blood brothers.-good.
and the queen "we will rock you" gets you up off your seat.

don't know which dramas would be best.
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Old Nov 16th, 2004, 04:16 PM
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Mamma Mia! is also very good.
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Bombay Dreams was nice.
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Old Nov 17th, 2004, 12:40 AM
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Two new ones which should be fantastic are Woman In White (the new one from Andrew Lloyd Weber with Michael Crawford), and a new version of Mary Poppins, put on by Cameron Mackintosh. I'm going to see them in December, I'll let you know how they are.
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If you like the music of Queen? We will rock you is excellent
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Les Miserables - excellent, best musical.
Blood Brothers - good, funny and sad!
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Does anyone have a good website with reviews of the shows? Not ads, not listings, but real life reviews?
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Old Jan 2nd, 2005, 07:14 PM
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There are generally pretty extensive excerpts from the reviews for shows on www.albemarle-london.com

By the way the reviews for Mary Poppins have ranged from good to raves. Many have said it is much better than the movie.
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The London Theatre Guide Online does their own reviews, and also provides links to the full text of many newspaper reviews. Go to http://www.londontheatre.co.uk/londo...iews/index.htm and click on the name of the show you're interested in. External links to newspaper reviews will be at the bottom of the page.
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I believe Solid Gold Cadillac is playing thru Jan 15. I saw it in Nov. Very funny play. Patricia Routledge is excellent. You will enjoy it.

whatsonstage.com provides not only reviews but lots of info on the theatre - openings,closings, seating charts,etc. Very good site.

Mamma Mia and Le Mis are both worth seeing. 2 of my favorite plays.
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I read that Nathan Lane is injured & won't be finishing his contract for The Producers. I don't think it's worth seeing without him in it. I saw it without him & was unimpressed.
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Just back from week in London as of 1/2/05--

Nathan Lane is out of Producers due to injury

Mamma Mia is a must! Took my whole family and even the 8 yo loved it!

Chitty Chitty Bang Bang is amazing if you have children

Les Mis is great--I've seen in it 3 times!
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