London theatre news

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Gilgamesh at the White Bear Theatre

6 October 2017

A new queer play, Gilgamesh, told in verse by Piers Beckley and directed by Ray Shell, gets its World Premiere at the White Bear Theatre from 10 to 21 October 2017.

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New performance venue to open in Walthamstow

10 July 2017

CentrE17 is opening its doors this month and are programming a diverse season of theatre, dance and performances, as well as wellbeing classes and workshops.

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Opening Night for Merton Arts Space

3 December 2016

Bucking the trend for closures and reduced funding for the arts, Merton Council opens its new Merton Arts Space at Wimbledon Library with its first professional production: Great Expectations from Attic Theatre Company.

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Babes In Arms at Ye Old Rose and Crown

2 August 2016

Continuing its commitment to producing revivals of rarely produced Musicals, All Star Productions are presenting the first UK Staging in almost 15 years of the original version of BABES IN ARMS - closes Sunday 7 August.

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Les Musketieres Du Trois

5 July 2016

A new stage version of Alexandre Dumas' classic novel The Three Musketeers, from Rats With Wings Theatre, explores the comedic speech of the body beyond words - at Blue Elephant Theatre from tomorrow, 6 July 2016.

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The Quentin Dentin Show

14 May 2016

This rock musical hit from last year's Edinburgh Fringe is destined for a new London run at the Arts Theatre from 16 to 28 May 2016.

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King John at the Rose Theatre, Kingston

9 May 2016

Following the sell-out success of The Wars of the Roses last year, director Trevor Nunn returns to the Rose Theatre to direct Shakespeare's political saga of scheming and deceit - starts Saturday 14 May, continues to Sunday 5 June 2016.

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DiaoChan: The Rise of the Courtesan

4 May 2016

Based on the ancient Chinese legend of DiaoChan, an epic story of lust, jealousy and revenge - sometimes called the Chinese Macbeth - is heading to the Arts Theatre from 9 to 28 May 2016.

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The Buskers Opera

28 April 2016

Previews start today for this new show from the Park Theatre, written by Dougal Irvine (based on The Beggar's Opera by John Gay) and directed by Lotte Wakeham - continues to 4 June 2016.

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in the absence of silence

27 April 2016

A verbatim theatre piece from Chickenshed starts tonight and continues to 14 May 2016 - inspired by interviews conducted with women as part of an outreach project ...

Musical politics at Waterloo East

26 March 2016

Political musicals are on the agenda in the coming month at Waterloo East Theatre - UKIP The Musical starts on 30 March, followed by Corbyn the Musical: The Motorcycle Diaries in mid-April.


7 March 2016

Starting tomorrow at Greenwich Theatre, this show is inspired by the true story of Moritz Erhardt, a 21-year-old intern who died after reportedly working 72 hours straight. The show moves to the New Diorama from 15 March.

Beryl cycling to the Rose Theatre Kingston

23 February 2016

Maxine Peake's stage writing debut comes to the Rose for its London Premiere, starting on 8 March 2016 - it celebrates the life of sporting legend Beryl Burton - the greatest woman on two wheels.

Vault Festival Opening Night Party

28 January 2016

This festival opened this week and is running until 6 March 2016 ... to celebrate the opening, The Vaults are holding a party tomorrow night, 29 January, tickets £10 ...

Boy at the Almeida Theatre

18 January 2016

Booking for this World Premiere, running at the Almeida Theatre from Tuesday 5 April until Saturday 28 May, opens to Almeida Friends at 10am on Thursday 21 January, with public booking starting at 10am on Tuesday 26 January ...

The Princess Monologues

11 January 2016

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