London theatre news



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Transgender actor to star as Hamlet

22 May 2019


Non-binary, transgender actor, Jenet Le Lacheur, will play the title role in Iris Theatre's contemporary production of Hamlet, exploring identity, gender and meaning.


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Custody - coming to Ovalhouse

22 May 2019


As part of a wider tour, Custody returns to London's Ovalhouse next month after a previous successful run at the venue in 2017.


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Casting announced for Actually

17 May 2019


Casting has been announced for the European premiere of Anna Ziegler's play Actually, due at Trafalgar Studios from 6 August 2019.


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Autumn season at Battersea Arts Centre

17 May 2019


Battersea Arts Centre has announced its Autumn 2019 season featuring Bertrand Lesca and Nasi Voutsas, LUNG, Louise Orwin and Nouveau Riche as part of the line-up coming this September.


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20:40 at Omnibus Theatre

16 May 2019


Alex Pearson Productions will present the World Premiere of 20:40 by David Kerby-Kendall at Clapham's Omnibus Theatre from 4 to 16 June 2019.


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RADA Festival 2019

15 May 2019


Now in its 8th year, the programme for RADA Festival 2019 has been announced bringing together graduates and collaborators from across the international theatre community - runs from 26 June to 6 July 2019.


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Myra DuBois: We Wish You A Myra Christmas

14 May 2019


Myra DuBois presents an evening of off-season seasonal sing-a-longs and summertime yule-tide anecdotes from her Christmases past, all delivered with her trademark acerbic wit - at Soho Theatre from 28 May.


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J'Ouvert - Theatre503

8 May 2019


Casting has been announced for Yasmin Joseph's J'Ouvert, directed by Rebekah Murrell, which will see Theatre503 transformed into the explosive, dizzying world of Notting Hill Carnival - from 29 May 2019.


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Tickets on sale for Florian Zeller's The Son

8 May 2019


Direct from a sold-out season at Kiln Theatre the five star, hit play, The Son, transfers to the Duke of York's theatre for ten weeks only from 24 August.


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The Knot - Old Red Lion Theatre

7 May 2019


After a successful run at the Tristan Bates Theatre, where it received critical and audeince acclaim, Dan Daniel's The Knot transfers to the Old Red Lion from 18 June.


Margot, Dame, The Most Famous Ballerina In The World

7 May 2019


Casting is announced for Claudio Macor's new play, running as part of the King's Head Theatre's Playmill New Writing Festival on 17 and 18 July 2019.


Riot Act at the Arcola

4 May 2019


Riot Act, written and performed by Alexis Gregory, directed by Rikki Beadle MBE, will play the Arcola Theatre on three Sundays in June ahead of a UK Tour.


Michael Ball to return in Hairspray

3 May 2019


Michael Ball is to reprise his Olivier Award-winning role as Edna Turnblad in Hairspray the Musical at the London Coliseum from April 2020 - tickets now on sale.


Casting announced for Afterglow

2 May 2019


Final casting and creative team are today announced for the eagerly anticipated UK premiere of Afterglow due at Southwark Playhouse from 5 June to 20 July.


Flinch - Old Red Lion

28 April 2019


An unabashed interrogation of gender roles, emasculation, failure and the struggle for intimacy will be at at the Old Red Lion from 28 May to 15 June 2019.


Testament - Hope Theatre

28 April 2019



The Flies - from Exchange Theatre

23 April 2019



Night of the Living Dead LIVE! extends

16 April 2019



Summer Rolls - Park Theatre

13 April 2019



The Man in the White Suit - Wyndham's Theatre

12 April 2019



Autumn season at Queen's Theatre Hornchurch

12 April 2019



OVERTURES at Bishopsgate Institute

8 April 2019



Casting announced for Amour

1 April 2019



Bromley Bedlam Bethlehem - Old Red Lion Theatre

1 April 2019



The Hired Man - Queen's Theatre Hornchurch

26 March 2019





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