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Harry Potter And The Cursed Child at The Palace Theatre (Photo: Manuel Harlan)

Harry Potter And The Cursed Child at The Palace Theatre (Photo: Manuel Harlan)

Theatre Spot Test: How many London theatre characters can you name?

By Robin Johnson First Published 17 November 2017, Last Updated 23 April 2020

One of the great things about every London theatre show is the level of visual spectacle you know you’re getting; stylistically, London’s productions – and their characters – are amongst the best in the world.

So your Theatre Spot Test this week is a visual one: you’ve 8 minutes on the clock to name as many of the theatre characters pictured in our test as you can. If you don’t know one, you can Skip it and come back to it later, but be warned: we’re not looking for the actors’/actress’ names, or their show names – we want the part names.

To give you a hand, we’ve thrown in a couple of… errr…. “helpful” clues here and there, but know that, as always in our Theatre Spot Test, there are a few tricky ones too…Good luck!

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John McCrea in Everybody's Talking About Jamie (Photo: Johan Persson)John McCrea in Everybody’s Talking About Jamie (Photo: Johan Persson)

You can get tickets for all current West End shows here.

Up for another Theatre Spot Test? How many inspirational musicalsPhantom Of The Opera songs, movie-musicals, Les Misérables songs, West End theatresOlivier Award-winning musicals, or longest-running West End productions of all-time, can you name?


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