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When it comes to making the most of free time you have in London, there is a lot to be said for enjoying a trip to the theatre. London is recognised as one of the leading destinations in the world to catch a theatre show and there is no shortage of options to choose from. While this London Theatre guide aims to provide you with an insight into what’s on in London over the next few months, make sure you look for items that may appeal to your taste and interests.

1984, based on the famous book by George Orwell takes place at the Playhouse Theatre and runs through until Saturday the 29th of October 2016. The story of Winston Smith may be a familiar one for many people but this new show tells the tale in a fresh way. 1984 remains as relevant today as upon its release, and this is a show that has received great critical acclaim as well as healthy ticket sales.

A Midsummer Night’s Dream
For many people, experiencing the work of Shakespeare in London is a dream come true and this play is on at the Shakespeare’s Globe Theatre until Sunday the 11th of September. This is another famous tale that has been brought to life, and the character of Puck remains at the heart of the enjoyment, madness, comedy and magic that people associate with this play.

American Idiot
There has been a wave of musicals based on contemporary songs and the work of contemporary artists in recent times. While varying in quality, these events are often brilliant ways of introducing people to musicals and a style of performance that they wouldn’t have experienced or considered. American idiot uses the music of Green Day, one of the leading exponents of latter-day American punk music. The show runs until Sunday the 25th of September at the Arts Theatre.

Breakfast at Tiffany’s
Running at the Theatre Royal Haymarket until Saturday 17th of September, this production sees Pixie Lott step into the shows of Audrey Hepburn as Holly Golightly. This is a classic tale, written by Truman Capote, and critics have already been impressed by the strength of Lott’s performance.

Charlie and the Chocolate Factory
Another story that so many people are familiar with, the end is now in sight for this run of the famous Roald Dahl tale. The Theatre Royal Drury Lane has been the venue for this run of Charlie Bucket and his family getting to experience the Wonka factory, and the production runs until Saturday 7th of January 2017.

Funny Girl
This show is back in the West of London for the first time since it appeared back in 1966. This means that this is the 50th anniversary of that showing and Sheridan Smith stars at the leading actress in this acclaimed production. The show takes place at the Savoy Theatre and it runs through until the 8th of October.

Guys and Dolls
For many people, the chance to see a familiar show with a new cast or a whole new setting is a major attraction and for this reason, a lot of people will hold an interest in guys and Dolls. Actress Rebel Wilson heads a strong cast although the choreography is likely to be one of the star attractions of the show. Guys and Dolls is on at the Phoenix Theatre and runs until Saturday the 7th of January, 2017.

Jersey Boys
One of the feel good hits of recent times, Jersey Boys is considered to be a modern day classic when it comes to musicals. Based on the music and story of Frankie Valli & The Four Seasons, the Piccadilly Theatre is the home of this show until 14th April 2017.

Other fantastic shows to look out for include:
•    Kinky Boots at the Adelphi Theatre until March 2017
•    Les Miserables at Queen’s theatre until March 2017
•    Matilda The Musical at Cambridge Theatre until May 2017
•    Sunny Afternoon at Harold Pinter Theatre until October 2016
•    The Book of Mormon at Prince of Wales Theatre until November 2016

People looking to book ahead will find that there are a number of theatre attractions coming to London in the next few months. An example is An Inspector Calls which will be available at the Playhouse Theatre between Friday the 4th of November 2016 and Saturday the 4th of February 2017. This is a classic thriller that is once again returning to the West End, but only for a limited run.
Given that this production has been classed as the “theatrical event of its generation”, it is obvious that this will be a theatre experience not to be missed.

Other upcoming events that London theatre goers will be interested in include:
•    An American in Paris which runs from 4th March 2017 to 30 September 2017 at Dominion Theatre
•    Dreamgirls which runs from 21 November 2016 to 20 April 2017 at Savoy Theatre
•    Horrible Histories: The Best of Barmy Britain which runs from 5 August 2016 to 3 September 2016 at Apollo Theatre
•    No Man’s Land which runs from 8 September 2016 to 17 December 2016 at Wyndham Theatre
•    Rent which runs from 9 December 2016 to 28 January 2017 at St James Theatre

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