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The London theatre program is a highlight of PEPL. All students take a course in contemporary theater with Michael Billington, the renowned theatre critic for The Guardian newspaper. Students attend a play each week with discussion following. The plays encompass a wide range of classical and modern drama, from West End venues to fringe pub theatre. All performances are on Tuesday evenings; class with occurs on Wednesday afternoons. The lineup for 2013 includes:


Oct 1: Macbeth at Shakespeare's Globe

Oct 8: Ghosts at the Almeida Theatre

Oct 15: The Herd at the Bush Theatre

Oct 22: Edward II at the National Theatre

Oct 29: Much Ado about Nothing at the Old Vic

Nov 12: Unscorched at the Finborough Theatre

Nov 19: The Scotsboro Boys at the Young Vic

Nov 26: Our Ajax at the Southwark Playhouse

Dec 3: Once a Catholic at the Tricycle Theatre

Dec 10: Let the Right One In at the Royal Court