If you love theatre of any kind then join us here and share your enthusiasm with like-minded people. We’re interested mainly in the theatres of London and the current plays and shows being performed on their hallowed stages. However, like most theatre enthusiasts we also love to learn about the history of the theatre, acting, play-writing, producing and all the characters, famous and infamous, involved in its inception. And like everyone else we want to talk about the latest news and find out what’s going on currently on the theatre scene. Theatre is all about entertainment whether it’s a popular West End musical or a Shakespearian drama at the Globe. There is something for everyone and it’s all to be found in and around London.
London theatres are usually categorised into three main areas; West End; Repertoire and The Fringe. The West End theatres are mostly located in the West End of London and stage mainly expensive, commercial productions such as some of the most popular musical-theatre shows of the day. These attract the majority of theatre-goers, including lots of tourists as well as the dedicated fans who will attend the same show many times just for the wonderful experience they provide.
The National Theatre and The Shakespeare Globe Theatre are the main repertory theatres in London. The National Theatre is fortunate to be subsidised which means it can experiment with the type of shows it puts on. It can introduce new untried writers who may not automatically attract a large audience; however some of the most interesting writers and plays have had their start there. The Globe Theatre produces mainly Shakespearian plays but their season is limited and runs from April to September. There are also quite a few much smaller theatres in and around London and these are usually referred to as the Fringe. They have smaller seating capacities and tickets, are much less expensive but provide a great experience in a more intimate setting.
So, take your pick. London has much to attract the theatre enthusiast. And if you enjoy the experience come back here and share it with us.
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