London theatre news


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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.


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Obliterated at Amnesty International UK

24 June 2019


A free event at Amnesty International UK, features a new drama by Palestinian writer Ahmed Masoud, to be performed by Maxine Peake - on 9 August 2019.


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Launch of Essex on Stage

5 March 2019


Queen's Theatre Hornchurch will launch its innovative Essex on Stage programme on Saturday 23 March with the regional premiere of David Eldridge's In Basildon and play readings by three exciting Essex playwrights.


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Table Top Shakespeare livestream

17 October 2018


Forced Entertainment will livestream their Complete Works: Table Top Shakespeare from Spill Festival from 26 October to 3 November.


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Writing Revolutionary Plays

25 September 2018


Bloomsbury Institute presents an evening on writing for the stage that challenges the status quo and debates the form of a play itself with leading playwrights - ideal for theatre-goers, storytellers and playwrights - 9 October 2018 ...


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Casting announced for shows at The Scoop

11 July 2018


London's Free Open Air Theatre has announced cast and crew for their new adaptations of The Wonderful Wizard of Oz and King Arthur, now in their 15th year at the outdoor amphitheatre The Scoop.


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Have your say about performing arts in Havering & South Essex

29 June 2018


The Queen's Theatre Hornchurch's artistic director invites everyone in the local community who are engaged in the arts to come together on Saturday 11 August to create a plan for a thriving arts scene in Havering.


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Shakespeare Trilogy on the BBC

14 June 2018


The Donmar Warehouse's all-female Shakespeare Trilogy, directed by Phyllida Lloyd, will be available throughout the UK from Sunday 17 June as part of the BBC's Hear Her season.


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River Stage Festival 2018

13 June 2018


London's largest free outdoor arts festival returns for a fourth year this July and August with five weekends of live music, DJ's, family workshops, club nights and theatre from the National Theatre and friends ...


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West End Live 2018

30 May 2018


The line-up of shows taking part in this year's West End Live has been announced - the free event takes place on 16 and 17 June.


News round-up

28 May 2018


News to catch-up on ... Martin Kemp to star in Chicago, June Whitfield at the Orange Tree, Joanna Lumley at the Theatre Royal Drury Lane, and Andrew Scott and Beverly Knight at The Old Vic.


Free theatre at The Scoop

26 May 2018


Gods and Monsters Theatre return to The Scoop this August to bring their take on the Wizard of Oz and the legend of King Arthur to the open air stage ... and it's FREE!


Disabled Access Day 2019

19 March 2018


Time to save the date for the next Disabled Access Day which celebrates good access and offers opportunities for people to try something new - takes place on 16 March 2019.


The Odyssey at The Scoop

5 July 2017


Ancient Greece's greatest epic story The Odyssey comes to London this summer as a 3-part open-air theatre experience played out in The Scoop ampitheatre - and it's completely free!


Disabled Access Day 2017

4 March 2017


There's less than a week to go before Disabled Access Day which this year has been extended to more than just a single day - it's for the whole of the weekend 10 to 12 March!


Scripts for Supper

3 March 2017



Theatre events in February 2017

24 January 2017



The Trial of Hamlet

27 September 2016



River Stage 2016 at the National

27 August 2016



The Duke - free performances at the Royal Court

16 August 2016



Wild - Free stream

26 July 2016



In Conversation With... Greta Scacchi

15 July 2016



Bread & Roses Playwrights' Circle

25 June 2016



A Midsummer's Dream Cycle Ride

11 June 2016



West End Live 2016

11 June 2016





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