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Brighton Fringe returns

12 April 2021


Brighton Fringe for 2021 will be a hybrid festival with a mixture of live and digital shows including cabaret, circus and comedy, dance, drama and drag!


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Dare To Look Down!

12 April 2021


A six-part postcard drama taking audiences on a ride through history, written by Jack McNamara, can be mailed to you from 25th May.


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ABBA MANIA returns to West End

10 April 2021


Last seen in the West End nearly two decades ago, the world’s number one touring ABBA tribute concert is back by popular demand this May.


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West End transfer for Public Domain

8 April 2021


A dark, funny, verbatim musical about the internet gets a strictly limited season at the Vaudeville Theatre from 27 May.


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Disenchanted to stream

30 March 2021


Hit musical Disenchanted will get a West End digital revival, as leading ladies of the stage transform into the princesses we all know and love ... but with a twist!


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Little Wars to stream again

26 March 2021


Following critical-acclaim, and due to popular demand, the digital revival of Steven Carl McCasland's Little Wars returns for a limited streaming season.


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New season at Queen's Theatre Hornchurch

26 March 2021


Queen's Theatre Hornchurch is set to reopen to the public on Monday 17 May 2021 (subject to the Government's Roadmap) with a new season of produced work.


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Charley's Aunt - free online reading

25 March 2021


Proud Haddock will present a free, online reading of the popular farce, Charley's Aunt, featuring an all-star cast and raising funds for the Equity Charitable Trust.


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The Motherhood Project

25 March 2021


15 short films explore the guilt, joy, absurdity and taboo surrounding motherhood in an online festival of monologues and personal reflections.


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Chiswick Playhouse Recharged

23 March 2021


Chiswick Playhouse will mark its reopening with a socially distanced festival of magic, musicals, comedy and more - from 17 May to 27 June 2021.


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Plays On Film from KHTV

17 March 2021


The King’s Head Theatre announces 'Plays on Film' its first digital on-demand season, bringing together five smash-hit shows from some of the UK’s most exciting theatre makers.


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Scaramouche Jones starring Shane Richie

16 March 2021


Shane Richie takes on the role of the titular tragic clown in the digital revival of Justin Butcher's solo show, Scaramouche Jones.


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Extra online runs for The Sorcerer's Apprentice

15 March 2021


New British musical The Sorcerer's Apprentice gets a second online run on Stream.Theatre and is set to premiere in North America on Stellar.


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Cash support for 40 more theatres

12 March 2021


Theatres Trust has awarded a further £155,265 of grants to help theatres with costs of Covid-secure reopening.


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West End Musical Celebration Live at the Palace Theatre

11 March 2021


This June, the Palace Theatre will host a celebration of our favourite musicals and the return of live theatre.


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