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Contemplating going when I'm down in a couple of weeks: owt good on??
Book of Mormon
(nb i've not seen them, or anything down here, but would love to catch ^ them).
I'd also imagine the big ones like Les Mis, Phantom etc are worth doing if you can splash the £££
in summary, ask someone else who knows.
is One Man Two Guvnors any good?
though i've seen differing opinions on it from lavish praise to 'wtf mate'. Apparently it's quite interactive and farcical, so if you like daft as a brush comedy maybe it'd be good? As said though, not seen it, would be better askign someone else!
Yes if you do; probably no if you don't.
Anything at the Almeida (my favourite theatre). Also: the Royal Court.
I thoroughly enjoyed it.
anyone been there? imagine it must be quite good atmosphere wise?
there were tickets for a tenner, but I think they might have gone now
then you can probably get a ticket for any show. Otherwise a lot of the notable ones are sold out, or only have expensive/individual tickets left.
Let The Right One In seems to be having difficulty shifting its tickets though, so you'll be able to get cheap ones for that. It's not suitable for kids however, if you're thinking of taking them.
But yeah, have a look at that thread that plasticniki links to - there's a lot of recommendations in there.
'The Boss of it All' by yer man Lars Von Trier
'Then' also sounds quite good although it's not strictly speaking a theater show
both are showing at Soho Theatre
I'd also recommend seeing Let The Right One In at the Apollo and 1984 if it's still on at the Playhouse it's fairly expensive though unless you get tickets for the Wednesday Matinee
so anywhere within walking distance would work well
within walking distance of that.
Probs relatively cheap too.
louder than normal voices.
If you want something fun, i'd second 39 steps. Book of Mormon's great as well (though expensive).
I'm going to see the pajama game soon, which is supposed to be good (http://www.timeout.com/london/theatre/the-pajama-game)
For cheap tix, it's worth visiting the tkts booth in leicester square (http://www.tkts.co.uk/) on the day.
Sold out, but you can get in. Either queue for returns, but you'll have to pay £65-£125 face value. Or take part in the daily ticket lottery. They set aside 40 tickets at £20. Enter your name at the box office after 5pm. At 5.30, they draw the names in front of the crowd, You can buy up to 2 tickets there and then and come back later for show at 7.30.
and also "London Town"
fwiw my dayjob is being a theatre writer, of sorts, so I've seen most things in London at the mo
would say the best new production in town is the Old Vic revival of The Crucible, which is completely incredible, kind of like Arthur Miller as done by Sunn O))) (3.5hrs but doesn't feel like it). 1984 and Let the Right One In are really good shows coming to the end of their runs that are well worth catching before they shut, both very full on and violent tho.
The National Theatre's Medea looks really, really tasty and is only reputedly only 1hr 15 long. Great Britain, the NT phone hacking comedy starring Billie Piper is funny, if pretty heavy handed (by the same team that did One Man, Two Guvnors). The Nether at the Royal Court - a sort of detective thriller about virtual worlds - looks really tasty. Mr Burns at the Almeida is very good if you have a tolerance for batshit mental theatre. These are all subsidised theatre so, tickets aren't very expensive.
Mormon is a bit of a strange one, it is very good, but I'm not really sure it's 'worth' it, it's just so much more expensive than almost everything else out there (I mean tickets for the NT start at £12 ffs). I think you need to be pretty comfortable effectively lobbing away a gratuitous chunk of money to the evil beast of capitalism if you see it. But it is good!