New London Theatre
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The New London Theatre is a West End theatre located on the corner of Drury Lane and Parker Street in Covent Garden, in the London Borough of Camden.
Although the New London is a modern building there has entertainment on the site since Elizabethan times. The first production in the current building was a television recording of Marlene Dietrich’s one-woman show and the first full production was The Unknown Soldier and his Wife in 1973, written by and starring Peter Ustinov. Subsequent productions include Grease with Richard Gere, Bruce Forsyth’s one-man show and Sheila Hancock in Deja Revue.
1981 saw the debut of Andrew Lloyd Webber’s musical Cats. The show ran for 21 years. Umoja, Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat, Blue Man Group and Gone with the Wind have subsequently played at the theatre.
Due to the nature of the auditorium, some seats are classified as 'restricted view' or 'side view'.
Nearest underground station are Holborn (Piccadilly and Central lines) and Covent Garden (Piccadilly line).