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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The Diana Tapes at Stockwell Playhouse

21 February 2018

The true story of one of the greatest ever media scandals - the publication of Andrew Morton's book 'Princess Diana, Her True Story in Her Own Words' - will be at Stockwell Playhouse from 26 June.


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The Wipers Times returns

21 February 2018

Ian Hislop and Nick Newman's show about a newspaper written for troops in the First World War returns to the Arts Theatre from 16 October and will be on UK tour from 28 August.


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Don't Stop Thinking About Tomorrow

18 February 2018

Chickenshed offer an artistic response to climate change, fears and hopes in their upcoming production 'Don't Stop Thinking About Tomorrow' which plays from 8 to 31 March 2018.


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Reduced ticket prices at King's Head Theatre

16 February 2018

Islington's King's Head Theatre announces that it will be offering reduced ticket prices, for the under-30s and the unwaged, starting at just £5.


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London's leading luvvies perform Alexander S. Bermange

12 February 2018

A star-studded line-up of West End musical theatre artists celebrate the work of award-winning comic songwriter and performer Alexander S. Bermange at The Hippodrome on 4 March 2018.


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Creative/Disruption 18

12 February 2018

Arcola Theatre's festival of productions celebrating the people and diversity of East London kicks-off on 26 February for a 7 week run until 14 April.


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King Lear to transfer to West End

12 February 2018

Chichester Festival Theatre announce the West End transfer of Jonathan Munby's critically-acclaimed production of Shakespeare's King Lear, with a cast including Ian McKellen as Lear - tickets now on sale from ActDrop.


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Who Put Bella in the Wych Elm? at The Space

12 February 2018

True Crime mystery 'Who Put Bella in the Wych Elm?', investigating the notorious case of 'Bella', a skeleton found by four young boys in 1943, is set to play at The Space from 13 to 17 March 2018.


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Broadway @ Leicester Square Theatre

8 February 2018

John Barrowman will perform in London in Seth Rudetsky's Broadway @ Leicester Square Theatre concert series, for 3 intimate performances on Friday 13 and Saturday 14 April 2018.


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Derailed at Ovalhouse

8 February 2018

International theatre company Little Soldier are raising a middle finger to Brexit with Derailed, a blow-out gig-theatre leaving party heading to Ovalhouse from 21 February to 3rd March.


Photos for A Princess Undone

8 February 2018


First photos released of Felicity Dean as HRH The Princess Margaret in the London premiere of Richard Stirling's 'A Princess Undone', due at Park Theatre from 20 February.


Vincent River cast announcement

8 February 2018


Louise Jameson is to star alongside recent graduate Thomas Mahy in Philip Ridley's acclaimed 'Vincent River' which heads to the Park Theatre in March.


Trap Street from Kandinsky

7 February 2018


Theatre-makers Kandinsky will return to New Diorama Theatre next month for the world premiere of their brand new show 'Trap Street'.


Austentatious: An Improvised Jane Austen Novel extends run

7 February 2018


Austentatious adds new dates to its West End run due to popular demand and transfers to the Savoy Theatre from 18 March.


Bury The Hatchet at Vault Festival

6 February 2018


Out Of The Forest Theatre re-examine the case of Lizzie Borden and the demise of her father and stepmother who were found dead in Fall River, Massachusetts on the morning of August 4th, 1892.


London Student Drama Festival 2018

31 January 2018


I'd Be Lost Without It on tour

30 January 2018


Hot Lips and Cold War

30 January 2018


Common People Festival

30 January 2018


Angels With Dirty Accents

29 January 2018


Moonfleece at The Pleasance

29 January 2018


Casting announced for 25th anniversary tour of Kindertransport

28 January 2018


The Shape of The Pain at Battersea Arts Centre

28 January 2018


The House of Bernarda Alba

28 January 2018


Cast announced for Old Fools at Southwark Playhouse

25 January 2018




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