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Staircase coming to Southwark Playhouse

13 May 2021


Paul Rider and John Sackville will star in Charles Dyer's 'Staircase', not seen in London for more than 50 years.


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I Could Use A Drink - West End premiere

11 May 2021


After a successful streaming event, Drew Gasparini's hit album, 'I Could Use A Drink' will get its West End premiere at the Garrick Theatre in August.


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Footprints Festival programme announced

29 April 2021


Details have been announced for Jermyn Street Theatre's Footprints Festival featuring 43 shows presented live on stage and live online from 17 May to 1 August.


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Theatre for Two in pop-up venue

27 April 2021


We Are Kilter’s 'Theatre For Two', featuring for new micro-plays, will be presented in a covid-secure pop-up venue at four locations between 5 June and 7 July.


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The Bridge House Theatre to relaunch

21 April 2021


Closed last December, The Bridge House Theatre is set to get a relaunch and a new lease of life this summer under the artistic direction of Luke Adamson


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Magic and illusion returns to West End

21 April 2021


Wonderment will bring some of the greatest illusionists to the West End's Palace Theatre from 16 July to 30 August.


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What the Ladybird Heard - Palace Theatre

21 April 2021


The stage show of the much-loved picture book by Julia Donaldson and award-winning illustrator Lydia Monks flies into the Palace Theatre for a limited summer season.


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Scaramouche Jones or the Seven White Masks

19 April 2021


There's another chance to catch Shane Richie in the acclaimed digital revival of Justin Butcher's Scaramouche Jones or The Seven White Masks when it streams again this May.


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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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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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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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