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Cambridge Circus

Cambridge Circus is a busy London traffic intersection (not actually a traffic circle) at the intersection of Shaftesbury Avenue and Charing Cross Road. The Palace Theatre is located on the west side.

Cambridge Circus was also the name of a comedy revue that played in London in the 1960s. Unfortunately the title sometimes confused audiences, as it was not actually playing at Cambridge Circus itself.

Originally a Cambridge Footlights production, the show starred John Cleese, Graham Chapman, Bill Oddie, Tim Brooke-Taylor, David Hatch and Jonathan Lynn. It played at the Edinburgh Festival in 1963 before opening in London. It then bizarrely toured New Zealand followed by a transfer to Broadway and finally Off-Broadway.