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 - new West End booking period

17 October 2018

Having recently celebrated its 4,000th West End performance, Thriller Live today opens a new booking period to September 29 2019, with over 190,000 extra seats going on sale.


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Table Top Shakespeare livestream

17 October 2018

Forced Entertainment will livestream their Complete Works: Table Top Shakespeare from Spill Festival from 26 October to 3 November.


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Peter Duncan stars in The Dame

17 October 2018

Oliver-nominated actor and former Blue Peter daredevil Peter Duncan stars in The Dame at the Park Theatre from 2 to 26 January 2019.


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The Platform

17 October 2018

The Platform, a page to stage scratch night, returns at The Bread & Roses Theatre from 1 to 3 November, coinciding with the 4th anniversary of the venue.


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Boujie - World Premiere

17 October 2018

The world premiere of London playwright Hassan Govia's full-length debut, Boujie, plays at the Drayton Arms Theatre for a three week limited from Tuesday 20 November 2018.


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Untold Stories New Writing Festival

17 October 2018

Untold Stories New Writing Festival will head to The Pleasance, Islington this Autumn with a collection of diverse new plays - from 10 to 11 November.


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An Honourable Man - World Premiere

16 October 2018

Michael McManus's disquieting, funny and touching play about the rise of a new populist political party in the UK, gets its world premiere at the White Bear Theatre from 20 November to 8 December 2018.


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London International Mime Festival 2019

16 October 2018

The London International Mime festival for next year now has a live website with lots on offer at 7 venues across the captial from 9 January to 3 Feb 2019.


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Sexy Laundry - Tabard Theatre

15 October 2018

Michele Riml's Sexy Laundry will get its UK premiere at the Tabard Theatre, Chiswick, from 31 October to 25 November, directed by Phoebe Barran.


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Once Upon A Mattress postponed

12 October 2018

The upcoming London production of the hit Broadway musical Once Upon A Mattress, which was due to run at The Playground Theatre, is being postponed.


Battersea Arts Centre seeks new AD & CEO

12 October 2018


Battersea Arts Centre is looking for a new Artistic Director and CEO to start in May 2019 with applications clsoing on 26 November 2018.


Eugenius! The Musical cancels

11 October 2018


Eugenius! the Musical cancels planned West End transfer to the Ambassadors Theatre after a key investor pulls out.


Incoming Festival spreads its wings

11 October 2018


Incoming Festival - the UK's top festival for emerging theatre companies - heads to Bristol for the first time next year with venues also in London and Manchester.


The Above & Beyond Festival

11 October 2018


Popular Plymouth based theatre company go Above and Beyond to bring you the best children's shows from across the country in their new half-term theatre festival, for all the Family - 22 to 24 October.


Club Tropicana The Musical - cast announced

11 October 2018


Star casting is announced today for the world premiere of Club Tropicana The Musical by Michael Gyngell, a summer adventure of love in the sun, with a soundtrack of smash-hit pop classics.


Sundowning - Tristan Bates Theatre

11 October 2018


Brexit - King's Head Theatre

11 October 2018


Once gets 6 Offie award nominations

10 October 2018


Forgotten - Arcola Theatre

10 October 2018


Only Fools and Horses - The Musical

9 October 2018


The Twilight Zone - Ambassadors Theatre

8 October 2018


Love - coming to Queen's Theatre Hornchurch

8 October 2018


Maiden Speech Festival 2018

8 October 2018


The Pit & The Pendulum - Omnibus Theatre

8 October 2018


Bury the Dead - Finborough Theatre

6 October 2018




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