Theater is alive and well in London, and you must go if you can.
Happily, options abound—as many as there are personalities. To
immerse yourself in history, consider a trip to Shakespeare’s Globe,
right ( shakespearesglobe.com), which presents plays (mostly the
Bard’s, of course) from April through October. Or perhaps you’re
drawn to the glitter and glamour of the West End’s big shows. But
for a real taste of London and its theater-loving residents, visit the
National Theatre, above ( nationaltheatre.org.uk). Perched on the
edge of the Thames near Waterloo, it stages new plays and prides
itself on making its tickets available to all, at £ 15, £ 25 and £ 35 (about
US$23, US$38 and US$53). See whatever’s playing, and sit among the
Londoners who come out in droves to participate in theater—still a
vital part of the city.