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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Queen of the Mist - Jack Studio Theatre

18 February 2019

The UK professional premiere of 'Queen of the Mist' explores the fickle world of celebrity and sensationalism at the turn of the century, with an unconventional heroine determined not to live an ordinary life.


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Mary's Babies - coming to Jermyn Street Theatre

18 February 2019

Two of Britain's best-known classical actors, Emma Fielding and Katy Stephens, will co-star in Maud Dromgoole's funny and compelling play, Mary's Babies, about family and fertility - at Jermyn Street Theatre from 20 March.


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The New Romantic at Vault Festival

17 February 2019

Sadie Spencer's black comedy about monogamy, polyamory, and whether either of them are the answer, will be at Vault Festival from 27 February to 3 March.


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H.M.S. Pinafore from Charles Court Opera

15 February 2019

Charles Court Opera's 10th Gilbert & Sullivan season at the King's Head Theatre presents a humorous, heartfelt and high energy take on H.M.S. Pinafore - running from 10 April to 11 May 2019.


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The Trials of Oscar Wilde on UK tour

15 February 2019

The Trials of Oscar Wilde returns for a UK tour - this fascinating production, co-written by Merlin Holland, Oscar Wilde's own grandson, and John O'Connor, tells what actually happened during Wilde's trials, drawing on the original transcripts.


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Dream Of A King

14 February 2019

Exploring the inspirational man behind the legend of Martin Luther King Jnr, Resistance Theatre Company's solo play will be on a short tour form February and later at Brighton and Edinburgh Fringe festivals.


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Access London Theatre Spring 2019 brochure

13 February 2019

The Spring issue of the Access London Theatre Brochure, listing assisted performances of shows taking place between March and May 2019, is now available.


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Bed Peace - Cockpit Theatre

12 February 2019

Craft Theatre will premier their new work "Bed Peace: The Battle of Yohn and Joko" - marking the 50 year anniversary of John Lennon and Yoko Ono's famous bed-ins for peace - at the Cockpit Theatre from 29 March.


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Incoming Festival announces 2019 Lineup

12 February 2019

A Younger Theatre and New Diorama Theatre have announced the lineup for Incoming Festival 2019, which this year is presented simultaneously in London, Manchester and Bristol.


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Cast announced for Cry Havoc

12 February 2019

The cast has been announced for the European premiere of Cry Havoc by Tom Coash, due at the Park Theatre from 27 March 2019.


Casting announced for In Basildon

10 February 2019


Lucy Benjamin is to star in the homecoming revival of David Eldridge's In Basildon at Queen's Theatre Hornchurch from 14 to 30 March 2019.


Mouthpiece - Soho Theatre

10 February 2019


Following a sold out, critically-acclaimed run at the Traverse Theatre in 2018, Fringe First winner Kieran Hurley is bringing 'Mouthpiece' to Soho Theatre from 2 April to 4 May 2019.


Pint of Wine Theatre Announces 2019 Season

10 February 2019


Innovative company Pint of Wine Theatre has announced plans for its 2019 season, starting with a musical at the Jack Studio Theatre in April.


Amour heads to Charing Cross Theatre

10 February 2019


5-time Tony-nominated 'Amour', a musical fantasy about daring to dream and the power of self belief, gets its UK professional premiere at Charing Cross Theatre from 2 May to 20 July 2019.


Circa - casting announced

9 February 2019


Casting has been announced for Tom Ratcliffe's Circa which gets an outing at Islington's Old Red Lion from 5 to 30 March 2019.


New patron for Omnibus Theatre

7 February 2019


White Noise from New Public

7 February 2019


Hope Theatre's AD to step down

6 February 2019


The Noises - Old Red Lion Theatre

5 February 2019


The Cereal Café at The Other Palace

29 January 2019


Festival of Rest & Resistance

27 January 2019


Vulvarine on tour

26 January 2019


Casting announced for Kiss Me Quickstep

22 January 2019


Circa - Old Red Lion Theatre

15 January 2019


The Theatre and Technology Awards 2019

8 January 2019




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