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LondonNet THEATRE EXTRA Newsletter...
16 July 2004, Issue 12
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Contents:
1. INTRO: Summer Sale, Chitty Chitty Bang Bang, Democracy
2. TOP SHOWS: Leading West End shows
3. FIRST NIGHTS: Openings, Cast News
4. CURTAINS DOWN: Shows ending their runs
5. THEATRE PACKAGES: Tickets and Hotel Packages
6. ACCOMMODATION: Great deals for London theatregoers
7. GROUPS: Free tickets and big savings

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1. INTRO:

THEATRE SUMMER SALE
Great discounts on a selection of 30 events nationwide. These offers are sold in conjunction with Ticketmaster and are bookable until 31 July 2004.

Shows Featured:
Anything Goes, Blood Brothers, Fame, Footloose, Full Monty, Goat, Jailhouse Rock, Jerry Springer, Joseph, Kiss me Kate, Les Miserables, Phantom of the Opera, Ratpack, Saturday Night Fever, Tonight's the Night, Twelfth Night, When Harry met Sally, Woman in White, Cats
Click here for Theatre Summer Sale

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Our Picks:
- Chitty Chitty Bang Bang, London Palladium
Run: Bookings to March 2005

Chitty Chitty Bang Bang we love you - and somebody up there must love us too, because now that magical car is heading for the stage -- sailing through seas, flying through the air and now coming to the London Palladium. Truly scrumptious, grandpa Potts, the dastardly baron and the evil child catcher are out in full force for this extravaganza of wacky inventions. The Sherman brothers' songs made the film famous - now this high flying musical looks set for new heights.

- Democracy, Wyndhams Theatre
Run: Mon, 26th July 2004 to Sat, 16th October 2004

In a new play by Michael Frayn transferring to the West End from the National Theatre, three political parties are in and out of bed with each other like drunken intellectuals, fifteen warring cabinet ministers, and sixty million separate egos. All making deals with each other and breaking them; all are looking round at every moment to see the expression on everyone else’s face; all trying to guess which way everyone else will jump; all out for themselves and all totally dependent on everyone else. In not one Germany, but sixty million separate Germanies, Willy Brandt begins his brief but remarkable career as the first left-of-centre Chancellor for nearly forty years. Always present but rarely noticed is Günter Guillaume, Brandt’s devoted personal assistant – and no less devoted in his other role, spying on Brandt for the East German Stasi.

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2. TOP SHOWS:

Top Shows - July 2004
Top Sellers (2 - 15 July 2004)
1) Phantom of the Opera
2) Oleanna
3) Les Miserables
4) Chitty Chitty Bang Bang
5) Jerry Springer, The Opera
Click here for full Theatre A to Z - Click here for latest Theatre Tickets

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3. FIRST NIGHTS: Openings, Cast News

- Saturday Night Fever (opened 6 July 04)
Saturday Night Fever tells the story of Tony Manero, a humble paint store clerk by day but a polyester-clad stallion king of disco by night. Every Saturday night, Tony slips into his flares, pulls on his ludicrously large-collared chemise and hits the streets and the clubs. When the club nights snap on, however, and Tony and his friends emerge into the daylight, things are never as simple as they seem. The show positively oozes 70s classics with its best-selling soundtrack featuring tracks such as Stayin’ Alive, Night Fever, How Deep Is Your Love, You Should Be Dancing, If I Can’t Have You, Tragedy, Disco Inferno and Jive Talkin’ combining with scintillating disco choreography.
Click here for Tickets

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4. CURTAINS DOWN: Shows ending their runs

Oleanna
David Mamet’s 1992 script gets a fresh West End outing with Aaron Eckhart playing John, the college professor lost in a sea of political correctness after a bust up with his challenging pupil Carol (Julia Stiles).
Ticket Price: UKP25-35 + Fees

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5. Hotel and Theatre Breaks:
- For great deals on hotel and theatre packages we now offer a wide variety of theatre and hotel packages. Choose from a list of the West End's top shows and combine your tickets with a range of recommended hotels to suit all budgets.
Click Here for full list and info

Special Offers:
The Rat Pack & 3* hotel
- UKP107.50
We Will Rock You & 3* - UKP84.50
Chicago & 3* hotel - UKP96.50
Anything Goes & 3* - UKP72.50

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6. LONDON ACCOMMODATION: Great deals for London theatregoers

London Hotels
Our handpicked guide to London's finest hotels.
See: London Hotels
London Airport Hotels
Our Airport hotels (London: Heathrow, Gatwick, Stansted, Luton and City plus UK airports) are accessible below
See: London Airport Hotels
Bed and Breakfasts
Our range of handpicked B&Bs can be accessed via the following booking interface:
See: London Bed and Breakfasts
Budget Hotels and Hostels
The full list of private London hostels can be accessed via the following booking interface:
See: London Budget Hotels and Hostels

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7. GROUPS: Free tickets and big savings
http://www.londonnet.co.uk/ln/out/ent/theatre_groups.html

Are you planning a works party, school trip, birthday treat or laying on
corporate hospitality?

LondonNet's ticketing specialists will be happy to advise you on group
bookings for theatre. Our advisors have in-depth knowledge about shows and
theatres across the West End and are here to help you make the right choice
for your party. Because of our close relationship with the theatres and
ticket wholesalers we are able to obtain discounts on many shows.

Full list of savings see:
LondonNet Theatre Group Listings Guide
http://www.londonnet.co.uk/ln/out/ent/theatre_groups_guide.htm

School Groups:
http://www.londonnet.co.uk/ln/out/ent/theatre_school.html

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