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STILL LOOKING for that special someone? Never fear - some kindly matchmakers at London's Shaftesbury Theatre have put together a singles performance of the hit musical Rent. Would-be Casanovas can watch the show from the best seats in the house, then head down to the Limelight club for a free drink and a boogie with similarly single ladies.

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