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Top 5 London Shows to Check Out This Weekend

As the weekend approaches, in the capital we hear the good weather isn't going to kick in until Sunday.

So for all you locals, or people in town for the weekend, spend your Saturday at one of the following top rated shows of the moment...

Number 5: Matilda - Having just been praised for it's Broadway debut, the West End version is still running after breaking records last year with 7 Olivier Awards.

Number 4: The Audience / Peter & Alice - If you can choose between 2 of the UK's top beloved actresses; Helen Mirren (reprising her role as Queen Elizabeth the 2nd) and Dame Judi Dench (playing the real life inspiration for Alice in Wonderland), book to see either of these limited run plays.

Number 3: A Chorus Line - The London Palladium revives this beloved musical, based around the audition process for broadway.

Number 2: The Book of Mormon - The creators of South Park spark controversy once again in this show, not for the faint hearted, which is their follow up stage show to Avenue Q. If you're looking for a bit of adult humor, this could be the show for you.

Number 1: Once - Since the release of the film and the subsequent accolades, it was only a matter of time before Once reached the stage as a musical. This beautiful modern love story between a man, a woman and their communal love of music has been a hit with all the critics and fans alike.

Best London Theatre

Furniture Prop Hire London all began because we are such great fans of the stage and screen.

We've travelled the ins and outs of the London Theatres, from the biggest West End shows, to the little underground impromptu performances.

And as the seasoned theatre professionals (we all think we are!), we now want to turn it to you - the reader!

We're running a poll on Twitter right now that anyone can join and participate in! We want to hear from you. What is you favourite London theatre?

Whether it was a magical night way back when, or a stage that never fails to impress, we want to see who comes out cream of the crop!

Using the hashtag #bestlondontheatre we want you to tell us who swings your favour.

We'll be running this for the next two weeks and at the end tallying the results to see the Top 10 as voted by you.

Don't delay, join us on Twitter right now! @prop_hire is waiting for your votes!

Peter & Alice - Noel Coward Theatre

Following last year's relase of Skyfall, M and Q are back working together in the new Michael Grandage West End Show! We're very excited about Peter and Alice - anyone who read Alice in Wonderland or Peter Pan as a child will share our interest in the characters that inspired the writers.

Dame Judi Dench and Ben Whishaw are playing the characters that did once meet in 1932 at the opening of a Lewis Carroll exhibition. This play is a mixture of enchantment and real life as it looks back on the childhoods and adulthoods of these characters.

A clever show that is a must see for fairy tale lovers.


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The Curious Incident Of The Dog In The Night -time

Yes! That book you read, the best-selling novel by Mark Haddon, has been turned into a West End show by Simon Stephens. The Apollo Theatre in London is home to The National Theatre production until January 2014!

The special effects and stage lighting are something of a must see for any set lover. Although simple and fairly empty, the stage does all that it needs to in order to tell the story.

You can get tickets for as little as 12 so click on this link to get your tickets! http://www.curiousonstage.com/ticket-information/

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