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LondonNet THEATRE EXTRA Newsletter...
29 July 2003, Issue 8
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Contents:
1. INTRO: Top Ten Shows
2. SPECIAL OFFERS: Tell Me On A Sunday, Madness of George Dubya, Bombay Dreams
2. IN THE SPOTLIGHT: London Fringe
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:

Top Ten Shows - July 2003
1 My Fair Lady
2 Phantom of the Opera

3 Chitty Chitty Bang Bang
4 We Will Rock You
5 Mamma Mia!
6 Chicago
7 Fame

8 The Lion King
9 High Society

10 Stones in His Pockets

Click here for full Theatre A to Z - Click here for latest Theatre Tickets

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2. SPECIAL OFFERS:

Tell Me on a Sunday @ The Gielgud Theatre, best available tickets for only £22.50
starring Denise Van Outen
Tell Me On A Sunday tells the tale of a young English woman's trials and tribulations in love when she arrives in New York. The music (by Andrew Lloyd Webber) and the lyrics (by Don Black) are considered to be amongst the best in modern musical history.

Tell Me On A Sunday became a best-selling album after its release in 1979, and was subsequently staged as part of Song And Dance at the Palace Theatre in 1981. The show has been expanded and reworked for this new production to provide a stand-alone musical extravaganza and sees Denise Van Outen return to the West End following her acclaimed run as Roxie Hart in Chicago in the West End and on Broadway.

Best available tickets for only £22.50 (+ NO PPF). Offer valid on Monday-Friday performances, to 23 August 2003. Click Here

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The Madness of George Dubya @ The Arts Theatre, 2 tickets for £30!
Tension is mounting in the Gulf, war drums are beating in Britain and America, and the commanding general of a US air base in Britain goes 'a little funny in the head' and orders his airborne division, each armed with countless megatons of nuclear missiles, to attack their primary targets in Iraq.

Two top price tickets for only £30! Top price tickets only £15 (+ NO payment processing fee) on all performances, except Saturday evenings, to 31 July 2003. Click Here

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Bombay Dreams @ Apollo Victoria Theatre, £15 off top price tickets!
Bombay Dreams combines the glamour of the movies, heart-aching romance and epic spectacle. It is a feast for the senses as it tells the tale of Akaash, a young slum dweller, who dreams of becoming a huge Bollywood movie star and of his fateful encounter with beautiful Priya, daughter of the great film director Madan.

£15 off top price tickets (+ NO payment processing fee)! This offer is valid for Tuesday - Friday evening performances (7.45pm) until 15th August 2003. This offer is subject to availability and cannot be used in conjunction with any concessions. Maximum of 6 tickets per booking. Click Here

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3. IN THE SPOTLIGHT:

Whether squashed above pubs or buried under churches, the London fringe has
always been a lucky dip of hit and miss surprises and flops. But limitations
breed ingenuity, and many a budget production is climbing its way up the
venue ladder.

Cue the Madness of George Dubya. Justin Butcher's satire on the petty power
games of Blair and Bush premiered at the tiny North London Teatro Technis
theatre before transferring to the Pleasance theatre and making the leap to
the Arts Theatre. Penned in just three days with a short rehearsal period,
this daring show still packs a political punch.

So it could be worth taking a risk on the poor yet purposeful hits of the
future. My very own Bluebeard’s Wives premiered at the Institute of
Contemporary Art and is on its way to the Edinburgh festival. A gory
reworking of the fairy tale about the man rumoured to murder his wives, this
provocative fusion of dance, film and theatre tells the tale of one girls’
dangerous dicing with death. It’s a gamble that may just pay off.
Helena Thompson ([email protected])
- Bluebeard’s Wives Click here for info and tickets

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3. FIRST NIGHTS: Openings, Cast News

- Bluebeard’s Wives (opens 01/07/03)
Festival transfer for this fairy tale of degradation
Click here for info and tickets

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4. CURTAINS DOWN: Shows ending their runs

- My Fair Lady (Closes: 30/08/03)
Drury Lane says goodbye to ‘enry ‘iggins.
Click here for info and tickets

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6. 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
Shows currently available:
Blood Brothers
Bombay Dreams
Chicago
Chitty Chitty Bang Bang
Dance Of Death
Fame
Grease
Joseph and The Technicolour Raincoat
Jus' Like That
Les Miserables
Lion King
Mamma Mia
Our House
Phantom Of The Opera
Ragtime
Reduced Shakespeare Company
Stomp
Stones In His Pockets
Tell Me On A Sunday
The Mousetrap
We Will Rock You
Woman In Black

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6. LONDON ACCOMMODATION: Great deals for London theatregoers

London Hotels
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See: London Bed and Breakfasts
Budget Hotels and Hostels
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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.

Example of typical savings on offer (Conditions may apply):
- My Fair Lady
Group Size = 10:
Normal Price; UKP 40.00, UKP 35.00
Group Price: UKP 27.50, UKP 22.50
plus 1 free with every 20 tickets purchased, 2 free with every 30
(bigger discounts available for larger groups and school trips)

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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