London theatre news


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24-Hour Song Challenge

8 April 2020


West End and Broadway star Elaine Paige challenges Olivier award-winning cast of Showstopper! The Improvised Musical to compose a new song against the clock!


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The Tempest - live in your living room

8 April 2020


Easter bank holiday will see a new innovative, interactive and anarchic response to making theatre under lock down.


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The Understudy - new online radio play

7 April 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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West End theatres announce closure extension

6 April 2020


Society of London Theatre (SOLT) has announced extended closure of West End theatres until 31 May 2020.


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Coming up on #KHTOnline

5 April 2020


Next week's schedule has been announced for the King's Head Theatre's online offering of daily live-streamed programmes.


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Soho Is - film to premiere online

5 April 2020


Documentary film 'Soho Is ...' will be available online soon reflecting the collective affection for Soho.


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Screenings At 7 - Rose Theatre Kingston

5 April 2020


Rose Theatre Kingston will premiere short films produced by the 2019 Rose Youth Theatre film course from Tuesday to Friday next week.


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British musical 'Identical' postponed

2 April 2020


Producers announce that the world premiere of the new British musical 'Identical' is postponed until 2021.


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Edinburgh Festivals 2020 cancelled

1 April 2020


Edinburgh's Council and the organisers of the five August festivals have announced that this year's events will not be held due to the Coronavirus pandemic.


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Review of Cyprus Avenue

31 March 2020


Reviewing the online version of Cyprus Avenue, Micheál O'Connell felt glad he watched the play, but it set his paddywhackery alarms ringing almost throughout.


Edalia Day to release shows online

28 March 2020


With their tour on hold due to coronavirus, Edalia Day will release shows for online viewing on March 31 and April 14.


Upcoming on #KHTOnline

27 March 2020


King's Head Theatre announces programming for next week's #KHTOnline which offers 30 minute streaming programmes into all aspects of the theatre industry.


A Song for our Time

27 March 2020


Composers are being asked to write 'A Song for our Time' to be recorded by West End stars and a virtual choir with proceeds going to Acting For Others.


LIFT Festival 2020 cancelled

20 March 2020


LIFT has announced the cancellation of the 2020 Festival due to take place from 2 June to 11 July 2020.


Statement from Immersive Dracula

20 March 2020


Forced to postpone because of the coronavirus outbreak and venue closures, the team behind Immersive Dracula have issued a statement and launched a cast hardship fund.


Thriller Live closes

19 March 2020



Antic Disposition - anniversary show

16 March 2020



Theatre closures and show postponements

16 March 2020



Fundraising at Applecart Arts

16 March 2020



Arcola suspends performances

15 March 2020



Show cancelled due to Coronavirus

13 March 2020



Small Change - cast announced

11 March 2020



CASES at The Other Palace

6 March 2020



Cast announced for Pipeline

5 March 2020



Dracula at Islington Metal Works

5 March 2020





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