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Image for A Christmas Carol returns to Middle Temple Hall

A Christmas Carol returns to Middle Temple Hall

17 October 2019


Antic Disposition return for a fifth magical run this festive season at Middle Temple Hall with their acclaimed adaptation of Charles Dickens' A Christmas Carol.


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'Sex / Crime' - Soho Theatre

16 October 2019


Following a critically acclaimed, sell-out run at alternative East End queer venue The Glory, 'Sex/Crime' will transfer to Soho Theatre from 21 January to 1 February 2020.


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You Game - RADA

16 October 2019


Rotterdam's Alice McCarthy joins the cast of Sam Ra's You Game, a modern, female led story based on the Tony Award-winning classic Sleuth by Anthony Shaffer - due at RADA in November.


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Up Pompeii - anniversary audio revival

14 October 2019


David Benson led an all-star cast to record a 50th anniversary audio revival of the Frankie Howerd comedy classic, 'Up Pompeii', at London's Shaw Theatre.


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The Last Act of Harry Houdini

13 October 2019


Barry Killerby brings his acclaimed one man show, The Last Act of Harry Houdini, to London's Cockpit Theatre from 29 October to 2 November.


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Katheryn Howard - Hope Theatre

9 October 2019


The fifth wife of King Henry VIII, Katheryn Howard, finds her place in the spotlight as Catherine Hiscock's play gets an outing at Islington's Hope Theatre.


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Tabard Theatre relaunches as Chiswick Playhouse

9 October 2019


The Tabard Theatre relaunches (in honour of the area's illustrious theatrical heritage) as Chiswick Playhouse, with an exciting opening season starting in late October.


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Casting announced for Before I Was A Bear

8 October 2019


Cast and creatvies have been announced for Before I Was A Bear - the debut production from London playwright Eleanor Tindall - due at The Bunker from 12 to 23 November 2019.


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Art Heist - London premiere

7 October 2019


Poltergeist's critically acclaimed sold-out hit of the 2019 Edinburgh Fringe, Art Heist, will have its London premiere at New Diorama Theatre from 15 to 26 October.


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Soho Cinders coming to Charing Cross Theatre

3 October 2019


West End stars Luke Bayer and Millie O'Connell head the cast of Soho Cinders coming to Charing Cross Theatre later this month.


Dutchman - coming to Tristan Bates Theatre

2 October 2019


Presented by Outer Gaea Company and Théâtre Libre, Dutchman tackles racial inequality this Black History Month - at Tristan Bates Theatre from 8 to 26 October.


The Elixir of Love - King's Head Theatre

23 September 2019


Donizetti's comic masterpiece L'elisir d'amore is transposed to 1980's Barry Island for a brand new production at the King's Head Theatre from 25 September to 26 October 2019.


Christmas Carol - a fairy tale

19 September 2019


Sally Dexter is set to be the first female Scrooge in Wilton's Music Hall's festive production of 'Christmas Carol - a fairy tale' by Piers Torday based on the story by Charles Dickens.


Velvet - Above The Stag Theatre

18 September 2019


Tom Ratcliffe's topical, touching and hard-hitting play - Velvet - finds a natural home at Vauxhall's Above The Stag Theatre from 2 to 27 October 2019 - we have a Q and A with the author/ performer.


Autumn/winter season at The Old Red Lion

17 September 2019


The Old Red Lion Theatre in Islington has announced its 40th autumn/winter season which runs through to February 1 next year.


The Ice Cream Boys - Jermyn Street Theatre

17 September 2019



Cinderella at The Vaults

17 September 2019



Maiden Speech Festival returns in 2019

16 September 2019



Thriller Live to end record-breaking 11-year run

13 September 2019



Paradise Lodge - Tabard Theatre

12 September 2019



Beryl - casting announced

11 September 2019



Voila! Europe 2019 - upcoming festival

10 September 2019



One Under - tour and casting

10 September 2019



Richard Shelton's Sinatra: Raw

9 September 2019



tick, tick... BOOM!

9 September 2019





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