With its 1,4671th consecutive performance, Noel Coward's Blithe Spirit
achieved the longest run of any straight play in London's history. It
had to play through months of robombing to overtake Charley's Aunt, the
title holder for 50 years; it will have to run more than another year
and a half to catch Chu-Chin-Chow, London's (and the world's)
longest-running musical2,238 performances, 1916-21.
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