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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Untold Stories New Writing Festival - Autumn 2018

22 September 2018

Untold Stories New Writing Festival heads to The Pleasance this Autumn from 6 October 2018, presenting a collection of diverse new plays by some of the most exciting and up and coming theatre makers and playwrights.


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Billy Bishop Goes to War - Jermyn Street Theatre

22 September 2018

Charles Aitken and Oliver Beamish will star in Proud Haddock's revival of Billy Bishop Goes To War, due at Jermyn Street Theatre from 31 October to 24 November 2018.


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Fame The Musical in London

19 September 2018

The 30th anniversary tour of Fame The Musical has announced a transfer to the West End's Peacock Theatre from 11 September to 19 October 2019.


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Say My Name at Theatre N16

19 September 2018

An unauthorised parody musical of the smash American hit TV show Breaking Bad condenses the 62 hour bingefest into a 90 minute musical comedy - from 14 October to 2 November 2018.


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The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-Time returns

18 September 2018

Simon Stephens' play, The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-Time, returns to the West End this Christmas from 29 November 2018 to 23 February 2019, at the Piccadilly Theatre.


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#LoveTheatreDay 2018

18 September 2018

#LoveTheatreDay is back for 2018 on November 14th. The day celebrates theatre around the world using #LoveTheatreDay on Twitter and other social media platforms.


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Sinatra: Raw at Crazy Coqs

18 September 2018

Richard Shelton will convince you that Frank Sinatra is actually in the room in Sinatra: Raw which transfers to London for a three-week season in January next year.


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Parents' Evening at Jermyn Street Theatre

17 September 2018

Casting is announced for Bathsheba Doran's Parents' Evening, which receives its European premiere in a new production directed by Stella Powell Jones at Jermyn Street Theatre this October.


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Frankenstein at Sutton House

17 September 2018

The 200th anniversary of Mary Shelley's famous novel will be celebrated in a fun and contemporary way with a feminist twist in Tea Break Theatre's new immersive production at Sutton House from 16 October to 3 November.


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Hot Gay Time Machine at Trafalgar Studios

15 September 2018

The smash-hit, 100% sold out Edinburgh sensation - HOT GAY TIME MACHINE - by multi-award-winning Zak Ghazi-Torbati, and Toby Marlow and Lucy Moss, arrives in the West End for a gaytastic Christmas season.


First look at The Wider Earth

14 September 2018


We get a sneak peak from the cast and creative team of the award-winning Darwin drama The Wider Earth, due at the Natural History Museum from 2 October - 30 December 2018.


The Incident at Canada Water Theatre

14 September 2018


Joakim Daun's new play, coming to Canada Water Theatre this October, tackles belonging, migration, racism and power.


Autumn season at Ovalhouse

13 September 2018


Ovalhouse's autumn season brings together an outstanding collection of six new shows plus seven FiRST BiTES that, for the first time, are all co-produced in-house.


Love, Genius and a Walk - new dates announced

12 September 2018


Mixing a modern love story with fact-based historical drama, Love, Genius and a Walk continues its London pub theatre tour in October with dates at the Drayton Arms and Etcetera Theatre.


A Funny Thing Happened ...

11 September 2018


A European premiere from acclaimed American playwright Halley Feiffer - A Funny Thing Happened on the Way to the Gynaecologic Oncology Unit at Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center of New York City - is coming to the Finborough Theatre.


To Have To Shoot Irishmen at Omnibus Theatre

11 September 2018


The Teind at the Old Red Lion

11 September 2018


The Paradise Circus by James Purdy

10 September 2018


The Sword of Alex at the White Bear Theatre

6 September 2018


Madani Younis announces departure from Bush Theatre

5 September 2018


London Horror Festival 2018

5 September 2018


The Pass at The Playground Theatre

5 September 2018


New Artistic Director at The Bunker

4 September 2018


The Lesson at The Hope Theatre

4 September 2018


Visas, divas and hotel rooms

3 September 2018




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