London theatre news


ActDrop covers all kinds of news stories about theatre in London including stories about West End, Fringe, Off West End and other venues, as well as new shows coming to the capital, theatre events like scratch nights, festivals and other interesting theatre news that can't be so easily classified!


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LOOKOUT: Creative Careers Podcast

28 May 2020


A new six-part series invites a host of experts from the creative industries to inspire young people from diverse backgrounds to kickstart a career in the arts.


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We R Not Virus

27 May 2020


Actors and creatives of East and South East Asian heritage unite to present a digital arts response to the surge in hate crime during the Covid-19 crisis.


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The Time Machine - A Virtual Reality

27 May 2020


With its run at the London Library cut-short, Creation Theatre transfers its production to Zoom for 40 performances from 27 May to 21 June 2020.


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What's happening at ... Jermyn Street Theatre?

19 May 2020


Jermyn Street Theatre gets support from Arts Council England and announces a series of new online projects.


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Reasons To Be Cheerful

18 May 2020


A raucous musical featuring the hits of Ian Dury and the Blockheads will be available free online, 3 June to 3 August, from Graeae.


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ImagiNation

15 May 2020


19 of the UK's most exciting playwrights have written a series of short pieces for the nation - for anyone to read and record a performance!


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Women playwrights at Hedda House

15 May 2020


Alexa from Hedda House explains why she set-up a website for everyone to find brilliant, noteworthy, inspiring or just plain kick ass women playwrights.


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Riverside Studios - charity quiz nights

14 May 2020


Riverside Studios continues its series of star-hosted online quizzes to raise funds for Riverside Trust and Imperial College Healthcare NHS Trust.


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The Understudy - new online radio play

14 May 2020


A new online radio play - The Understudy - will be raising funds for the theatre industry with broadcasts on 20 and 27 May 2020.


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Burn Bright - new company launched

13 May 2020


Tori Allen-Martin and Sarah Henley join forces to launch Burn Bright, a new company driving change for the next generation of women in the creative industry.


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Launch of Cautionary Tale ...

7 May 2020


Here's your very own chance to bring to life a new musical and stage it in your own home then share your recordings!


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The Remote Read: A Separate Peace

30 April 2020


A revival of Tom Stoppard's A Separate Peace will be broadcast live on Saturday 2 May at 7pm raising money for technicians and creatives and The Felix Project.


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Farewell West End - from the cast of Thriller Live

28 April 2020


16 vocalists from Thriller Live's record run say farewell to the West End with Michael Jackson's 'Earth Song'.


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This Is Not Culturally Significant - watch online

28 April 2020


Critically acclaimed, two-time Edinburgh Fringe, London, and international sell-out, THIS IS NOT CULTURALLY SIGNIFICANT, is now available to watch online.


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Another 24 hour challenge for Showstoppers

22 April 2020


The Showstoppers have accepted and completed another challenge to compose a brand new musical theatre song in just 24 hours ...


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