London theatre news


Keep up-to-date with what's happening in the world of London theatre with the latest news from ActDrop.


We cover London theatre shows which are opening or closing, upcoming shows as well as events such as galas, scratch nights and much more.



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Thriller Live to celebrate record-breaking 4000th performance

18 July 2018

West End concert spectacular, Thriller Live, is teaming up with The Prince's Trust to celebrate their record-breaking 4000th performance at the Lyric Theatre on Wednesday 12 September 2018.


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New season at New Diorama

17 July 2018

New Diorama Theatre announces a new season featuring its most ambitious shows ever from some of its most talented associate companies.


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Dishoom! on tour

16 July 2018

This Autumn, Rifco Theatre Company will be touring the world première of Gurpreet Kaur Bhatti's DISHOOM!, making a stop at Queen's Theatre Hornchurch in September.


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Blood Wedding at Omnibus Theatre

16 July 2018

Celebrated Spanish dramatist Federico García Lorca's classic tragedy of familial conflict and fated love is pulled into sharp focus in a seductive and urgent re-imagining - opening Omnibus Theatre's Autumn/Winter 2018 season.


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Andrew Marr interviews Alan Bennett

15 July 2018

Andrew Marr's interview with Alan Bennett about his new play, Allelujah! at The Bridge Theatre, is available on BBC iPlayer.


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Love, Genius and a Walk - tour

15 July 2018

Mixing a modern love story with fact-based historical drama, Love, Genius and a Walk transfers from New York for a short London pub theatre tour, with dates at the Rose and Crown, and the Rosemary Branch Theatres.


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Around the World in 80 Days at The Union Theatre

12 July 2018

Phil Willmott and Annemarie Lewis-Thomas' musical adaptation of Jules Verne's classic novel, 'Around the World in 80 Days', heads to the Union Theatre from 8 August.


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Artistic Director steps down at The Bunker Theatre

11 July 2018

Joshua McTaggart is to leave his role as Artistic Director of The Bunker Theatre with applications now being sought for a replacement.


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Casting announced for shows at The Scoop

11 July 2018

London's Free Open Air Theatre has announced cast and crew for their new adaptations of The Wonderful Wizard of Oz and King Arthur, now in their 15th year at the outdoor amphitheatre The Scoop.


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The White Rose: The Story of Sophie Scholl

9 July 2018

Based on a true story, The White Rose recounts the final days of Sophie Scholl, a 21-year-old student who led the only major act of German civil disobedience during the Second World War - at the Jack Studio Theatre from 17 July.


Reading Gaol at Theatre N16

6 July 2018


London Fringe theatre company Proforca present Reading Gaol, an adaptation of Oscar Wilde's final work, at Theatre N16 from 23 July.


Dietrich - Natural Duty returns to London

4 July 2018


Created and performed by Peter Groom, this Vault Festival 5 star-rated, sell-out show makes a welcome return to London at Wilton's Music Hall this November.


Have your say about performing arts in Havering & South Essex

29 June 2018


The Queen's Theatre Hornchurch's artistic director invites everyone in the local community who are engaged in the arts to come together on Saturday 11 August to create a plan for a thriving arts scene in Havering.


Thirteen Cycles at the Rosemary Branch Theatre

27 June 2018


Improvisation experts Project2 will make a new sci-fi movie on stage every night, featuring a live soundtrack and projection-mapped interactive visuals, in a geeky, interactive show where science-fiction and theatre collide.


The British Musicals Collection

26 June 2018


Theatrical Rights Worldwide is launching a major search to discover the next generation of great British musicals to add to The British Musicals Collection ...


Lamplighters at the Old Red Lion

26 June 2018


Dust transfers to Trafalgar Studios

23 June 2018


Cast announced for The Three Musketeers

23 June 2018


Say My Name!

20 June 2018


Grimeborn 2018 productions

20 June 2018


Pigspurt's Daughter at Hampstead Theatre

20 June 2018


The Camden Fringe 2018

20 June 2018


Incoming Festival in London and Manchester

19 June 2018


2018 Queer Season - King's Head Theatre

18 June 2018


A Lesson from Auschwitz - New Wimbledon Theatre

18 June 2018




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