London theatre news


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New musical gets development workshop

23 September 2020


Theatre company Pint of Wine reveals an all star cast for a fully-staged development workshop for new musical 'P.S. I’m A Terrible Person'.


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Eagle Late season

17 September 2020


The Garden Theatre launches the EAGLE LATE season with the International hit musical revue, Naked Boys Singing!


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National Theatre to reopen

17 September 2020


The National's Olivier Theatre gets remodelled to stage a season of performances in-the-round from 21 October.


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Win a ticket to see Ian McKellen

16 September 2020


Donate to The Space's crowdfunder and you'll be entered into a draw for tickets to an exclusive online Q and A with Sir Ian McKellen!


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Lion & Unicorn Theatre to reopen

16 September 2020


Live, covid-secure performance will return to the Lion & Unicorn Theatre from September 30 with some brand-new work and some old favourites.


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Godspell at West End Musical Drive In

15 September 2020


Sunday 4 October sees Godspell at West End Musical Drive In, combining an anniversary screening with live performances.


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The queens are coming back!

14 September 2020


SIX will be the first West End musical to resume performances when it temporarily moves home from the Arts Theatre to the Lyric Theatre for an 11-week season.


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The Space to host live shows next month

11 September 2020


Live performances return to the Isle of Dogs in October as The Space announces performances of shows postponed during the epidemic.


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Rose extended due to huge demand

11 September 2020


The highly-acclaimed digital revival of Rose, starring Maureen Lipman, extends its run to 26 September.


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New theatre festival at the White Bear

10 September 2020


After pioneering online new writing with their show Bare E-ssentials, Encompass Productions return to the White Bear Theatre with Homecoming - A New Theatre Festival.


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Macbeth from Big Telly Theatre

8 September 2020


Big Telly Theatre's Macbeth will headline the Belfast International Arts Festival this October.


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Revolutionary production to get UK premiere

7 September 2020


Mr. Adam, a dynamically modern multi-arts cross-media extravaganza, will premiere at The O2 in March 2021.


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Elephant's Graveyard - streaming this month

7 September 2020


The true story of the only known lynching of an elephant, the award-winning Elephant's Graveyard will be available to stream from Thursday 17th September.


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Support for young people from Total Insight Theatre

3 September 2020


Total Insight Theatre is continuing its work for young people, providing platforms for their voices and support for their mental health and wellbeing.


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Complete Works: Table Top Shakespeare: At Home

3 September 2020


Forced Entertainment are presenting a new edition of 'Complete Works' in a unique staging directly from the performers’ homes to yours.


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