London theatre news


Keep up-to-date with what's happening in the world of London theatre with the latest news from ActDrop.


We cover London theatre shows which are opening or closing, upcoming shows as well as events such as galas, scratch nights and much more.



Image for Eugenius! extends at The Other Palace

Eugenius! extends at The Other Palace

25 September 2018

Award-nominated Eugenius! The Musical extends its run at The Other Palace until 21 October due to popular demand, and releases "No Pants Dance" video ...


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Writing Revolutionary Plays

25 September 2018

Bloomsbury Institute presents an evening on writing for the stage that challenges the status quo and debates the form of a play itself with leading playwrights - ideal for theatre-goers, storytellers and playwrights - 9 October 2018 ...


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Irish Theatre show to celebrate suffrage centenary

24 September 2018

Irish Repertory Theatre Company UK presents 'Sheehy-Skeffington, Reminiscences Of An Irish Suffragette' at The Irish Cultural Centre from 28 to 30 September.


Image for (No) Leaves On My Precious Self - King's Head Theatre

(No) Leaves On My Precious Self - King's Head Theatre

24 September 2018

Kate Fabray's play explores the touch of madness a career in performing arts often offers, as well as its challenges and pitfalls - at the King's Head from 8 to 13 October 2018.


Image for The Taming Of The Shrew - Tristan Bates Theatre

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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Untold Stories New Writing Festival - Autumn 2018

22 September 2018

Untold Stories New Writing Festival heads to The Pleasance this Autumn from 6 October 2018, presenting a collection of diverse new plays by some of the most exciting and up and coming theatre makers and playwrights.


Image for Billy Bishop Goes to War - Jermyn Street Theatre

Billy Bishop Goes to War - Jermyn Street Theatre

22 September 2018

Charles Aitken and Oliver Beamish will star in Proud Haddock's revival of Billy Bishop Goes To War, due at Jermyn Street Theatre from 31 October to 24 November 2018.


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Fame The Musical in London

19 September 2018

The 30th anniversary tour of Fame The Musical has announced a transfer to the West End's Peacock Theatre from 11 September to 19 October 2019.


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Say My Name at Theatre N16

19 September 2018

An unauthorised parody musical of the smash American hit TV show Breaking Bad condenses the 62 hour bingefest into a 90 minute musical comedy - from 14 October to 2 November 2018.


Image for The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-Time returns

The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-Time returns

18 September 2018

Simon Stephens' play, The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-Time, returns to the West End this Christmas from 29 November 2018 to 23 February 2019, at the Piccadilly Theatre.


#LoveTheatreDay 2018

18 September 2018


#LoveTheatreDay is back for 2018 on November 14th. The day celebrates theatre around the world using #LoveTheatreDay on Twitter and other social media platforms.


Sinatra: Raw at Crazy Coqs

18 September 2018


Richard Shelton will convince you that Frank Sinatra is actually in the room in Sinatra: Raw which transfers to London for a three-week season in January next year.


Parents' Evening at Jermyn Street Theatre

17 September 2018


Casting is announced for Bathsheba Doran's Parents' Evening, which receives its European premiere in a new production directed by Stella Powell Jones at Jermyn Street Theatre this October.


Frankenstein at Sutton House

17 September 2018


The 200th anniversary of Mary Shelley's famous novel will be celebrated in a fun and contemporary way with a feminist twist in Tea Break Theatre's new immersive production at Sutton House from 16 October to 3 November.


Hot Gay Time Machine at Trafalgar Studios

15 September 2018


The smash-hit, 100% sold out Edinburgh sensation - HOT GAY TIME MACHINE - by multi-award-winning Zak Ghazi-Torbati, and Toby Marlow and Lucy Moss, arrives in the West End for a gaytastic Christmas season.


First look at The Wider Earth

14 September 2018


The Incident at Canada Water Theatre

14 September 2018


Autumn season at Ovalhouse

13 September 2018


Love, Genius and a Walk - new dates announced

12 September 2018


A Funny Thing Happened ...

11 September 2018


To Have To Shoot Irishmen at Omnibus Theatre

11 September 2018


The Teind at the Old Red Lion

11 September 2018


The Paradise Circus by James Purdy

10 September 2018


The Sword of Alex at the White Bear Theatre

6 September 2018


Madani Younis announces departure from Bush Theatre

5 September 2018




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