London theatre news


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Edinburgh Festivals 2020 cancelled

1 April 2020


Edinburgh's Council and the organisers of the five August festivals have announced that this year's events will not be held due to the Coronavirus pandemic.


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Review of Cyprus Avenue

31 March 2020


Reviewing the online version of Cyprus Avenue, Micheál O'Connell felt glad he watched the play, but it set his paddywhackery alarms ringing almost throughout.


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Edalia Day to release shows online

28 March 2020


With their tour on hold due to coronavirus, Edalia Day will release shows for online viewing on March 31 and April 14.


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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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A Song for our Time

27 March 2020


Composers are being asked to write 'A Song for our Time' to be recorded by West End stars and a virtual choir with proceeds going to Acting For Others.


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LIFT Festival 2020 cancelled

20 March 2020


LIFT has announced the cancellation of the 2020 Festival due to take place from 2 June to 11 July 2020.


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Statement from Immersive Dracula

20 March 2020


Forced to postpone because of the coronavirus outbreak and venue closures, the team behind Immersive Dracula have issued a statement and launched a cast hardship fund.


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Thriller Live closes

19 March 2020


Following closure of West End theatres due to the Coronavirus outbreak, producers announce that Thriller Live delivered its final performance on Sunday 15 March 2020.


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Antic Disposition - anniversary show

16 March 2020


Antic Disposition will celebrate their 15th anniversary this summer with a restaging of A Midsummer Night's Dream at London's historic Gray's Inn Hall.


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Theatre closures and show postponements

16 March 2020


Catch-up with the latest about London theatre closures and show postponements in the wake of the coronavirus outbreak.


Fundraising at Applecart Arts

16 March 2020


Applecart Arts have launched a crowdfunding campaign to support the redevelopment and renovation of their building, the Harold Road Centre in Upton Park, Newham.


Arcola suspends performances

15 March 2020


Arcola Theatre suspends all public performances until further notice, to avoid contributing to the spread of COVID-19 (coronavirus).


Show cancelled due to Coronavirus

13 March 2020


Christopher Durang's Tony Award-winning comedy, 'Vanya and Sonia and Masha and Spike', due at Charing Cross Theatre from 21 March, has been postponed.


Small Change - cast announced

11 March 2020


Casting is announced for Peter Gill's Small Change which launches new not-for-profit company Both Barrels Theatre - coming to Omnibus Theatre from 21 April.


CASES at The Other Palace

6 March 2020


New musical CASES returns to the London stage at The Other Palace with a revamped score, additional songs and a new West End cast - from 31 March 2020.


Cast announced for Pipeline

5 March 2020



Dracula at Islington Metal Works

5 March 2020



JEW...ish returns to King's Head Theatre

5 March 2020



Shows competing in West End Eurovision

2 March 2020



GHBoy at The Vaults

2 March 2020



Hockey Mom, Hockey Dad at the Finborough

27 February 2020



The Merchant of Venice - on tour

27 February 2020



Sammy at the Lyric Hammersmith

23 February 2020



Buyer & Cellar - Above The Stag Theatre

23 February 2020



Vanya and Sonia and Masha and Spike

23 February 2020





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