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What were our Top 10 news stories in October 2016?

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As it’s the first of the month, we’re taking a brief moment to remind ourselves of the biggest news stories from the month just closed. What were the headlines that got readers clicking most? Any surprises? Our Top 10 News stories from October 2016 are listed below with summaries and links to read more.

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REVIEW ROUND-UP: Waiting for Waiting for Godot at the St James Theatre

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Dave Hanson’s US comedy Waiting for Waiting for Godot is brought to life in Mark Bell’s UK premiere production, which runs at the St James Theatre until 24 September 2016. It tells the story of two understudies who occupy their time backstage pondering art, life, theatre and their place in it. What have critics been saying about it?

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NEWS: The Pianist of Willesden Lane extends new run at St James

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The second run of The Pianist of Willesden Lane is now booking until 22 October 2016. It has also been confirmed that a gala performance in aid of World Jewish Relief will take place on 13 September. Originally scheduled to end on 16 October, an additional six performances have been added to the run of Hershey Felder’s production due to popular demand.

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NEWS: Fast Show star Simon Day joins Mischief alumni in Waiting for Waiting for Godot

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The Fast Show’s Simon Day will star alongside The Play That Goes Wrong alumni Laura Kirman and James Marlowe in the European premiere of Dave Hanson’s hit Off-Broadway comedy Waiting for Waiting for Godot, running at London’s St James Theatre Studio from 30 August to 24 September 2016. My Theatre Mates co-founder Terri Paddock hosts a post-show Q&A with the cast on Monday 5 September 2016.

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NEWS: Samantha Barks & Jonathan Bailey star in The Last Five Years at St James

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Tony Award-winning Broadway composer Jason Robert Brown will helm a new London production of his acclaimed musical The Last Five Years, playing at St. James Theatre from Friday 27 October 2016, with a press night on Wednesday 2 November at 7.00pm. Tickets are on general sale at 10.00am on Saturday 25 June.

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NEWS: Rent marks 20th anniversary with Xmas at St James & tour

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After opening at Theatr Clwyd for a limited season from 21 October to 12 November 2016, RENT will go on a three-week tour, prior to a Christmas season at London’s St James Theatre from 8 December 2016 to 28 January 2017, with a national press night on Tuesday 13 December 2016. 2017 tour dates are to be announced. The new production will be directed by Bruce Guthrie.