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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On Monday Last Week - Etcetera Theatre

12 December 2017

Adapted from a short story by award-winning author Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie, Saaramaria Kuittinen's On Monday Last Week opens at the Etcetera Theatre in January 2018.


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Dietrich - Natural Duty at Vault Festival

12 December 2017

An intoxicating mix of theatre, cabaret and drag, created and performed by Peter Groom, reveals a Hollywood icon's extraordinary commitment to duty - at Vault Festival from 24 to 28 January.


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Tomorrow Creeps at Vault Festival

7 December 2017

A new play by David Fairs, drawn from the works of William Shakespeare and inspired by Kate Bush, heads to the Vault Festival from 24 January.


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Cry, Blueberry at the Cockpit Theatre

5 December 2017

After a critically acclaimed run at the 2017 Camden Fringe, Richard Canal's tale of a clown seeking redemption returns to the Cockpit for a limited run in January 2018.


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Help CPT make it happen!

5 December 2017

Camden People's Theatre launches its first ever Crowdfunder, asking you to help them ensure artists from diverse backgrounds are presented on British stages ...


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The Picture of Dorian Gray: A Restoration

4 December 2017

The Alchemic Order's acclaimed production returns to Dorian Gray's townhouse, in the Royal Borough of Greenwich, opening on April 24th 2018 - 127 years, to the day, since the original publication of Oscar Wilde's only novel.


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The One Festival 2018 at The Space

4 December 2017

The Space is once again presenting its One Festival - this time for its final running. 4 programmes of shows, with each piece performed by just a single actor. From 9 to 27 January 2018.


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Casting announced for London premiere of Six

30 November 2017

The cast and creative team is announced today for the London premiere of the new British musical Six, due at the Arts Theatre from 18 December.


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Sacha Guitry, Ma fille et Moi

30 November 2017

Director Marianne Badrichani and actress Edith Vernes reunite for a world premiere - a new devised show including various short plays by eminent French playwright Sacha Guitry on the 60th anniversary of his death.


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Bunny transfers to Tristan Bates Theatre

29 November 2017

Fabricate Theatre's production of Bunny, by Olivier award-winning writer Jack Thorne, will transfer to the Tristan Bates Theatre for a limited run in January.


Doodle at Waterloo East Theatre

29 November 2017


It's back to 1940 in this new comedy musical written by American Idol's Andy Street and actor Jonathan Kydd, and directed by Olivier award nominee Jonathan Moore - at Waterloo East Theatre from 11 January 2018.


Tickets on sale for Michael Grandage Company season

28 November 2017


Two plays directed by Michael Grandage will be at Wyndham's Theatre from 4 May and the Noël Coward Theatre from 23 June 2018 - tickets now on sale.


Kathleen Turner: Finding My Voice

28 November 2017


Two-time Tony Award nominee and two-time Golden Globe Award winner Kathleen Turner appears at The Other Palace from 17 April 2018 in her debut cabaret, entitled 'Finding My Voice'.


Bananaman The Musical

28 November 2017


A video has been released for the song 'A Call To Action' from the world premiere of the all-singing, all-flying Bananaman The Musical due at Southwark Playhouse from December 15.


Mountains - The Dreams of Lily Kwok

27 November 2017


Black Theatre Live announce 'Mountains - The Dreams of Lily Kwok' written by In-Sook Chappell as 2018 tour.


Winter's Tales at the Print Room

27 November 2017


The Female Gaze & Other Stories: Collection 2017

27 November 2017


Six at the Arts Theatre

26 November 2017


A Christmas Carol

26 November 2017


Snow-Pocalypse: Friendship Never Melts at Greenwich Theatre

24 November 2017


The Soul of Wittgenstein at Omnibus Theatre

24 November 2017


New Year shows at The Hope Theatre

24 November 2017


Sh*t-faced Shakespeare returns to Leicester Square Theatre

21 November 2017


Introduce yourself to the Finborough Theatre

21 November 2017


Thark at the Drayton Arms Theatre

21 November 2017




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