Looking for spring 2013 recommendations

wesleystewart
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Looking for spring 2013 recommendations#1
Posted: 12/19/12 at 9:55am
Hi all,

I'll be living in London from January-May and would love any and all recommendations of what to see. I'm going to try to see as much as possible during those months, whether it's a holdover from 2012 or a new production.

I'm also a graduate student so any recommendations on getting best-priced tickets would be appreciated as well. Thanks for any help you can provide!
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Looking for spring 2013 recommendations#2
Posted: 12/19/12 at 10:20am
Do not uunder any circumstances miss MERRILY WE ROLL ALONG at the Chocolate Factory! A seriously stunning production of a Sondheim masterpiece.

Two shows opening late February for limited runs which should be fantastic - DEAR WORLD at the Charing Cros thatre (starring Betty Buckley) and CHESS at the Union Theatre.

You will find Fringe theatre venues (such as the above) much cheaper than West End - and often superior productions! (& you can book tickets via the theatres' own websites)

Also - you should be able to catch the new production of Stiles and Drewe's HONK! at the Tabard theatre (which closes on Jan 13) - it's fabulous!
THEATRE 2016: GREY GARDENS**** SHOWBOAT (Sheffield)***** PETER PAN GOES WRONG**** FEAR AND MISERY OF THE THIRD REICH**** FUNNY GIRL**** LEGALLY BLONDE**** A STEADY RAIN**** THE MEMORY SHOW***** THE KISSING DANCE**** ANDY CAPP**** MRS HENDERSON PRESENTS**** ROADSHOW**** BAR MITZVAH BOY**** FOUR PLAY**** BAD GIRLS**** WEST END SWITCHED OFF***** ANYTHING CAN HAPPEN (Cardiff)**** ONLY THE BRAVE (Cardiff)** MISS ATOMIC BOMB**** WILL BARRATT & FRIENDS (cabaret)**** THE WAR OF THE WORLDS*** PRINCESS CARABOO**** MR STRASSEN PRESENTS (concert)**** OUT OF THIS WORLD**** FOREVER PLAID**** STARTING HERE, STARTING NOW***** THE PAINKILLER**** THE COMEDY ABOUT A BANK ROBBERY**** FIDDLER ON THE ROOF (New York)**** SHUFFLE ALONG (New York)**** SHE LOVES ME (New York)***** MY PARIS (New Haven)**** THE ROBBER BRIDEGROOM (New York)** DEAR EVAN HANSEN (New York)***** BRIGHT STAR (New York)**** TUCK EVERLASTING (New York)**** STRAIGHT (New York)**** AMERICAN PSYCHO (New York)****. WAITRESS (New York)***** CAGNEY (New York)*** ADAM GWON:THE NEW AMERICAN MUSICAL (concert, St. James Studio)**** THE GREAT AMERICAN TRAILER PARK MUSICAL**** LUCKY STIFF**** THE TOXIC AVENGER***** WEST END FEST (concert)**** SKY NEWS - THE MUSICAL**** SHOWBOAT***** FEMALE TRANSPORT (Swansea)**** THE RAILWAY CHILDREN**** BERNADETTE PETERS IN CONCERT*****. TITANIC***** THE ROCKY HORROR SHOW (Dartford, tour)**** THE THREEPENY OPERA**** THE GO BETWEEN***** I'M GETTING MY ACT TOGETHER**** THE FIX*****
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Looking for spring 2013 recommendations#2
Posted: 12/20/12 at 7:01am
Michael Grandage is currently running the Noel Coward Theatre where day tickets can be bought for £10. From 9th March - 1st June, Judi Dench will be starring in a new play called Peter and Alice in which the real Alice In Wonderland meets the real Peter Pan (Ben Wishaw). Until 2nd March you can see Privates on Parade which also has £10 day seats.

Of the new West End shows I'd highly recommend Matilda. Not sure if it's available through TKTS or not. The TKTS booth in Leicester Square is the best option for cut-price tickets (and the only authorised venue to do so). Alternatively going to the theatre box office to see if day seats or returns are available. These are usually sold at a discounted price.

Alternatively, as bob8rich says there's plenty of great Fringe theatre in London at a fraction of the cost of the West End.
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Looking for spring 2013 recommendations#3
Posted: 12/20/12 at 7:22am
The Grandage season does £10 dayseats, Privates on parade(Simon Russell Beale) and Peter and Alice(judi dench and Ben Whishaw) will be on during your time.

James McAvoy will be in Macbeth at trafalgar studios, there are £15 tickets on mondays going on sale 1st feb (and I believe 1st of month for each month).

The donmar barclays front row £10 scheme has online booking on mondays.
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Looking for spring 2013 recommendations#4
Posted: 12/21/12 at 1:26pm
I'm definitely seeing Merrily, Dear World and Book of Mormon.
wesleystewart
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Looking for spring 2013 recommendations#5
Posted: 1/2/13 at 7:42pm
Hey all,

Thanks for the recommendations, if anyone has more feel free to pass them along. Already coming up with my list of must-sees. If anyone has any recommendations for specific theaters to check out, I'm obviously not terribly familiar with the fringe venues and who does the best work.

Thanks again. Happy New Year!
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Looking for spring 2013 recommendations#6
Posted: 1/3/13 at 12:57pm
Once the musical is also coming to the West End in 2013, it is based on a fil about a busker and has some brilliant songs in it, it has the potential to be a good runner I think.
http://www.oncemusical.com/index.html?gclid=CJzczOHhzLQCFYG-zAodTT4AgA#googsearch

Also One Man, Two Guvnors, which has been running for a while, but is a great play and real good laugh, the change to last year is that Rufus Hound is set to join the cast in 2013 and should be a funny addition!
http://www.onemantwoguvnors.com/

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