London Theatre Information, England
London theatre information
Theatre has been in British blood since medieval times, Shakespeare being just one of many celebrated playwrights to write history. Names such as Ben Johnson, John Dryden, Gilbert and Sullivan, Oscar Wilde, Noel Coward, Ivor Novello, Harold Pinter, Top Stoppard and more recently Andrew Lloyd Webber have been lauded over the last 500 years.
Shows these days range widely from old fashioned to avante-garde, drama and comedy to spectacular musicals and opera, in tiny theatres or grand auditoriums. Best of all, prices are bearable due to the competition and poor £ exchange rate, while the shows are mostly in English, of course.
The action clusters around London’s ‘West End’ as seen in the map above and most are within reasonable walking distance of Charing Cross Rail and Tube station, Waterloo Rail or Tube station, and several smaller tube stations such as Piccadilly Circus, Leicester Square and Covent Garden.