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Owing to the coronavirus outbreak, London's theatres currently remain closed.


They had been due to open (with social distancing) from the beginning of August but the government has extended the ban on indoor performances until at least 15 August.


Outdoor performances are allowed and some are taking place, though there are few venues in London which can deliver those given the nature of their spaces.


Many hit West End shows - like Mary Poppins and Les Miserables - are now unlikely to open again before next year and some shows due to open in the next few weeks have been postponed until next year.


The panto season, due around the Christmas period, is currently in doubt and some theatres around the UK have already cancelled their festive productions.


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Fanny & Stella opens tonight

Tuesday 11 August 2020


Fanny and Stella - the first London fringe musical since lockdown in March opens tonight at the Garden Theatre in Vauxhall.


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The Midnight Gang - YouTube Premiere

Monday 10 August 2020


Chickenshed will premiere its adaptation of David Walliams's The Midnight Gang on YouTube from Friday 21 August 2020.


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Coming up on #KHTOnline

Saturday 8 August 2020


George Turvey discusses the work of Papatango and Andrew Davies looks at 'castability' and how that is changing and evolving with increased inclusivity.


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Beckett Double Bill online

Saturday 8 August 2020


Trevor Nunn's acclaimed productions of Samuel Beckett's Krapp's Last Tape (starring James Hayes) and The Old Tune (starring Niall Buggy and David Threlfall) opened at Jermyn Street Theatre in January this year.


Plans for a transfer were curtailed when theatres across the UK were closed in March.


But the theatre has now made available an archive recording of this sell-out production.


The double bill is available on Digital Theatre until December 31, by special arrangement with the Beckett Foundation.

Promotional image for the Beckett Double Bill from Jermyn Street Theatre

Image courtesy Jermyn Street Theatre


New dates for The Sunday Art Club

Friday 7 August 2020


The Sunday Art Club - a free multi-disciplinary festival celebrating diversity in the arts - will be socially distanced in Shoreditch and online this August and September.


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Damsel Outdoors festival announced

Thursday 6 August 2020


Presented this month at locations across the capital, Damsel Outdoors will include four new pieces of theatre from an all women and non-binary inclusive team.


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Charles Court Opera emerge from lockdown!

Thursday 6 August 2020


Charles Court Opera are back in action this month at The Malting’s Open Air Theatre Festival and Hever Festival.


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A Christmas Carol postponed

Thursday 6 August 2020


Mark Gatiss's adaptation of A Christmas Carol, originally due this festive season at London's Alexandra Palace, has been rescheduled to 2021.


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15 Heroines from Jermyn Street Theatre

Thursday 6 August 2020


Jermyn Street Theatre joins forces with leading internet theatre platform Digital Theatre for a major new online project to be produced this autumn.


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Theatre Producer Portal - new online resource

Wednesday 5 August 2020


Theatre Producer Portal launches as a hub for producers, writers and investors to connect.


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