London theatre news



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Macbeth at Temple Church

29 July 2019


A heady brew of greed, murder and dark magic heads to London's atmospheric Temple Church in a bold new production of Shakespeare's Macbeth from Antic Disposition.


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Free Open Air Theatre Season 2019

3 May 2019


London's Free Open Air Theatre Season is back for another year in the stunning setting of The Scoop on the bank of the Thames, with 2 shows between 7 August and 1 September.


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Twelfth Night at The Rose Playhouse

20 February 2019


Marking the 30th anniversary of the discovery of The Rose Playhouse, St Albans-based company OVO will be heading to London presenting their modern take on Twelfth Night from 23 April.


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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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Romeo and Juliet from BoxLit Theatre

29 September 2018


BoxLit Theatre are heading to The Rose Playhouse Theatre from 25 to 28 October 2018 with their version of Romeo & Juliet which combines cinematic film, bold theatricality, evocative music and a glowing set.


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The Taming Of The Shrew - Tristan Bates Theatre

24 September 2018


Prepared using the cue script technique used in Shakespeare's own theatres, Shake-Scene Shakespeare's production of 'The Shrew' will be at Tristan Bates from 8 to 13 October 2018.


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Twelfth Night at Wilton's Music Hall

29 August 2018


Casting is announced for the Watermill Theatre's production of Twelfth Night due at Wilton's Music Hall from 12 to 22 September 2018.


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Abducted - Elizabeth I's Child Actors

7 August 2018


Available on BBC iPlayer for the next 4 weeks, this BBC 4 documentary examines the story of a young boy kidnapped to act in plays at the Blackfriars Theatre in the last years of Elizabeth I's reign.


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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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A Midsummer Night's Dream from The Faction

6 June 2018


Casting has been announced for The Faction's upcoming version of A Midsummer Night's Dream due at Wilton's musical from 26 June.


Casting announced for Iris Theatre's The Tempest

23 May 2018


Casting has been announced for Iris Theatre's The Tempest which opens this year's outdoor season. The show will run at St. Paul's Church, Covent Garden, from 20 June to 28 July.


Antic Disposition presents: Much Ado About Nothing

1 May 2018


Award-winning theatre company Antic Disposition are on tour this summer presenting Shakespeare's Much Ado About Nothing in 7 of England's ancient cathedrals, and ending up at Gray's Inn Hall in London.


Périclès, Prince de Tyr live stream

19 April 2018


Cheek By Jowl's Périclès, Prince de Tyr is live streamed FREE tonight from the Barbican at 7-30pm.


Casting announced for Kiss Me, Kate

18 March 2018


Casting has been announced for Opera North's award-winning production of Cole Porter's Broadway comedy classic which comes to the capital from 20 to 30 June at the London Coliseum.


King Lear to transfer to West End

12 February 2018


Chichester Festival Theatre announce the West End transfer of Jonathan Munby's critically-acclaimed production of Shakespeare's King Lear, with a cast including Ian McKellen as Lear - tickets now on sale from ActDrop.


Périclès, Prince de Tyr: Livestream

15 January 2018



Tomorrow Creeps at Vault Festival

7 December 2017



Sh*t-faced Shakespeare returns to Leicester Square Theatre

21 November 2017



The Winter's Tale: On Demand

9 October 2017



Titus Andronicus at the Barbican Theatre

28 September 2017



King Lear: Live cinema broadcast

18 September 2017



Macbeth at CLF Theatre

11 September 2017



Cue-script version of The Merchant of Venice

10 September 2017



The Tempest from Bilimankhwe Arts

16 August 2017



Hamlet at RADA

1 August 2017





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