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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Fight Night at Vault Festival

19 December 2018

After winning the Innovation Award at last year's Vault Festival, Exit Productions return with the world premiere of 'Fight Night' - their most ambitious immersive project to date.


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Of Our Own Making - Tara Theatre

19 December 2018

Written and directed by Jonathan Brown, 'Of Our Own Making' takes an unsettling look at why people commit atrocities and the part we all play in creating those we label 'monsters'.


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'No Kids' on tour

17 December 2018

Written, directed and performed by George Mann and Nir Paldi, No Kids will be on tour from 24 January and at Battersea Arts Centre from 5 to 23 February 2019.


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Grist To The Mill Productions at The Playground

17 December 2018

Ross Ericson will star in two solo productions - The Unknown Soldier and Gratiano - at The Playground Theatre this coming January.


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Tobacco Road at Vault Festival

17 December 2018

Winners of the Les Enfants Terribles' 2018 Greenwich Partnership Award, Incognito Theatre Company return to London debuting at Vault Festival with their sell-out success 'Tobacco Road'.


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Launch of the Chapel Playhouse

16 December 2018

Run by the team behind award-winning Bread & Roses Theatre in Clapham, the newly founded Chapel Playhouse gets its official launch on 19 January 2019.


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MT FEST UK

15 December 2018

A two-week festival of new musical theatre, presenting new work by emerging and established writers, as well as talks and concerts, is coming to The Other Palce next February.


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Critics' Circle Theatre Awards 2018

15 December 2018

More awards are on the way with The Critics' Circle Theatre Awards for 2018 to be presented on Tuesday 29 January, 2019 at the Prince of Wales Theatre.


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Casting announced for The Orchestra

13 December 2018

Casting is announced for a fairly rare outing of Jean Anouilh's The Orchestra which will be at Omnibus Theatre next January, directed by Kristine Landon-Smith.


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Camden People's Theatre turns 25 in 2019

12 December 2018

Next year sees the 25th birthday of Camden People's Theatre which will celebrate its trailblazing beginnings with a packed programme championing new work, amplifying diverse voices and unearthing local stories.


Casting for The Daughter-in-Law

12 December 2018


Matthew Barker - star of the National Theatre's Husbands and Sons - returns to D H Lawrence, completing the cast of The Daughter-in-Law, back at the Arcola Theatre from 10 January 2019.


In Search of Applause by Maroussia Vladi

11 December 2018


Presented by Keep It Moving Theatre, Maroussia Vladi's 'In Search of Applause' will be at the Old Red Lion from 12 February 2019.


Rattled from Missmanaged Theatre

11 December 2018


Due at the Old Red Lion Theatre from 12 February, Missmanaged Theatre make their debut with Rattled, a vital new piece of writing exploring childhood trauma and postnatal mental health.


Vault Festival 2019

5 December 2018


Vault Festival will be back for its 7th year from 23 January 2019, with a mega line-up of over 400 shows featuring more than 2,000 artists.


New Diorama takeover at Vault Festival

5 December 2018


In a new partnership with Vault Festval, New Diorama will take over one theatre space to present some of the best shows by supported companies in recent years ...


My Dad's Gap Year - Park Theatre

5 December 2018


A Lesson From Aloes - Finborough Theatre

4 December 2018


Welcome to the UK and Borderline

3 December 2018


A Hundred Words For Snow - on tour

29 November 2018


The War of the Worlds from Rhum and Clay

28 November 2018


Strike Up The Band from Alces Productions

28 November 2018


Rifco Associates Call Out 2019

28 November 2018


Jean Anouilh's The Orchestra - Omnibus Theatre

27 November 2018


A Modest Little Man - The Bread & Roses Theatre

27 November 2018


The Ruffian On The Stair - Hope Theatre

27 November 2018




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