But with such a vast plethora of historical productions having played to West End audiences, it’s easy to let big name shows – even some of the longest-running productions in West End theatre history – slip under your radar.
So, with 8 minutes on the clock – or a couple of stirring monologues, in more theatrical metrics – here’s your challenge: how many of Theatreland’s longest-running productions in history can you name, based on nothing but the venues they played in? Bear in mind that this includes London plays and comedies – it’s not just limited to West End musicals!
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First published 7 September 2017; updated 21 September 2018
Fancy another Theatre Spot Test from our archives? Why not try our “Try Not To Sing Along” challenge? Or how many Les Mis songs, Olivier Award-winning musicals, inspirational musicals, movie-musicals, popular Phantom Of The Opera songs, Wicked songs, London theatre characters, inspirational musicals, or West End theatres can you name?
*Information supplied to Society of London Theatre, correct as of 9 July 2018. Ranked by number of performances.