London theatre news


ActDrop covers all kinds of news stories about theatre in London including stories about West End, Fringe, Off West End and other venues, as well as new shows coming to the capital, theatre events like scratch nights, festivals and other interesting theatre news that can't be so easily classified!


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Rice! - online

21 January 2021


An immersive, edible journey from Kuala Lumpur to London, via your own kitchen, fuses food and performance - cooked up in February by Wayang Kitchen.


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Talking Gods - from Arrows & Traps

20 January 2021


Arrows & Traps Theatre Company will present a digital season of five reimagined Greek myths this Spring - with one play premiering each evening followed by a live Q&A.


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Avalanche - online from Bloom Theatre

19 January 2021


Bloom Theatre's new digital production Avalanche, written by Simon Fraser and Jack Albert Cook, will be available to watch online until 7 February.


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Crips Without Constraints: Part 2 - from Graeae

18 January 2021


Five new plays from a new generation of Deaf and disabled artists will be presented online by Graeae Theatre Company every week from 19 January.


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British Theatre Challenge 2021

13 January 2021


New and established writers have the chance to get their work professionally produced at London's Jack Studio Theatre by entering the British Theatre Challenge 2021.


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Star Man - online

13 January 2021


New play - Star Man - will live stream online on 17 January in support of LGBTQ+ youth homelessness charity akt.


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Gatsby A Musical

11 January 2021


Filmed in the historic Cadogan Hall, Gatsby A Musical will be available to stream online from Friday 12th to Sunday 14th February 2021.


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The Sorcerer's Apprentice world premiere

11 January 2021


Originally due at Southwark Playhouse, the world premiere of new British musical, The Sorcerer's Apprentice, switches to pay-per-view from Friday 26 February.


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Reopening season at Old Red Lion

9 December 2020


Islington's acclaimed family-run pub theatre, The Old Red Lion, is bringing back shows as it announces its reopening season.


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Casting announced for Christmas Allsorts

25 November 2020


Queen's Theatre Hornchurch has announced casting for its variety show - Christmas Allsorts - which will provides some much-needed family fun this festive season.


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Casting for The Wolves of Willoughby Chase

25 November 2020


Greenwich’s favourite panto villain Anthony Spargo returns in the cast of The Wolves of Willoughby Chase, bringing festive magic south of the river to Greenwich Theatre.


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SIX extends in West End

24 November 2020


Good news for SIX fans as the show adds 11 extra weeks to its run at the Lyric before it returns to the Arts Theatre.


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Alice In Streamingland

18 November 2020


A live, 'pansexual musical pantomime' will be on offer at The Phoenix Arts Club this festive season, from 5 December to 3 January.


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Casting for The Garden Theatre's panto

16 November 2020


Casting has been announced for FROSTBITE, Who Pinched My Muff? the first (ADULT) panto to be staged at the new Garden Theatre.


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The Legend of Moby Dick Whittington

11 November 2020


Sleeping Trees are set to bring panto direct to our living rooms this December with an unusual take on the genre: The Legend of Moby Dick Whittington!


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