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Where/How do I find out what plays are on Sun Oct 12th?

Texan in Germany
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Where/How do I find out what plays are on Sun Oct 12th?

Hello,

Going with a group to London weekend of Fri 10 Oct.

Sunday is our free day.

1) would love to go to Harrod's..is it open on Sundays? What station would you get off to get there?

2) what website(s) would I go to see the different plays that will be performing on that Sunday?

3) hotel close to Marble Arch and Speaker's Corner..any good American restaurants close by?

4) any suggestions on what to do on a Sun in London?

We are doing the British museum on Friday and Sat is an all day bus city tour.

Thanks in advance!

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1. Re: Where/How do I find out what plays are on Sun Oct 12th?

Sunday is what they call "dark" in theatreland. I hesitate to say categorically that there will be no plays on, but there will certainly be very, very few and probably none in the West End.

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2. Re: Where/How do I find out what plays are on Sun Oct 12th?

I've just done a search for that date on www.officiallondontheatre.co.uk/london_shows/ and out of the 200 shows listed this site says NONE are open on that Sunday, sorry

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3. Re: Where/How do I find out what plays are on Sun Oct 12th?

I was a little too pessimistic. It's looks like a couple of things will be on, but there's not a great deal of choice:

londontheatre.co.uk/londontheatre/whatson/oc…

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4. Re: Where/How do I find out what plays are on Sun Oct 12th?

Well you see it pays to shop around! Speaker's Corner is ONLY active on a Sunday (starts late morning) so that's a possibility for you - if your from Texas and you are coming to London why do you need an American resteraunt - please, be a little more adventurous - when in England do as the English do - eat Indian!

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5. Re: Where/How do I find out what plays are on Sun Oct 12th?

Ooh, a contradiction from the websites!

I'd check that the ones listed on the link I gave really ARE open, if the official theatre one says nothing is. I was surprised that anything came up.

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6. Re: Where/How do I find out what plays are on Sun Oct 12th?

1) Harrods is open in Sundays from 11.30 am to 6 pm although the website states that you can only browse between 11.30 and 12 and can't start shopping until 12 pm. This is due to trading laws which states they can only be open for 6 hours on a Sunday.

harrods.com/HarrodsStore/…

The nearest tube is Knightsbridge.

2) The Mernier Chocolate Factory in Southwark usually has plays on Sundays but it hasn't yet announced what plays it will be showing in October so you may want to keep checking their website.

www.menierchocolatefactory.com/index.php

It's a small, intimate theatre and you are very close to the actors.

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7. Re: Where/How do I find out what plays are on Sun Oct 12th?

The Lion King has a Sunday matinee.

Also, for information as it doesn't help the OP, The National is showing Sunday matinees of War Horse this autumn. This play is brilliant.

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8. Re: Where/How do I find out what plays are on Sun Oct 12th?

Just had an e-mail through for The Donmar who are also showing matinees on Sundays

http://www.donmarwarehouse.com/pl85.html

When you are here it is Ivanov with Kenneth Branagh.

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