London theatre news


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Review - Small Island

21 June 2020


Josh Entecott reviews the latest offering from National Theatre at Home - 'important and vital theatre in which there is something to please everyone'.


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Statement From Cameron Mackintosh

17 June 2020


Return of LES MISÉRABLES, MARY POPPINS, HAMILTON and THE PHANTOM OF THE OPERA delayed until as early as practical in 2021.


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The Lehman Trilogy - Piccadilly Theatre

4 November 2018


Tickets now on sale for the National Theatre's West End transfer of Sam Mendes' production, due at the Piccadilly Theatre from 11 May 2019.


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Home, I'm Darling - Duke of York's Theatre

1 November 2018


Following a sold-out run at the National Theatre, Laura Wade's 'piercingly funny' (Time Out) new play transfers to the West End for 11 weeks only.


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Love - coming to Queen's Theatre Hornchurch

8 October 2018


Casting has been announced for the National Theatre and Birmingham Repertory Theatre's touring production of LOVE, due for a short run at Queen's Theatre Hornchurch.


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The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-Time returns

18 September 2018


Simon Stephens' play, The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-Time, returns to the West End this Christmas from 29 November 2018 to 23 February 2019, at the Piccadilly Theatre.


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River Stage Festival 2018

13 June 2018


London's largest free outdoor arts festival returns for a fourth year this July and August with five weekends of live music, DJ's, family workshops, club nights and theatre from the National Theatre and friends ...


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Curious Incident announces closing date

30 December 2016


After nearly five successful years in London, the National Theatre has announced the final extension of its West End run of The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-Time. The show will close on 3 June 2017.


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No Man's Land in cinemas

14 December 2016


Sean Mathias' acclaimed production of No Man's Land, currently at Wyndham's Theatre and starring Ian McKellen and Patrick Stewart, is scheduled for a live cinema screening tomorrow, 15 December 2016.


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River Stage 2016 at the National

27 August 2016


River Stage - a free outdoor arts festival - has been running at the National since July, but this Bank Holiday weekend is your last chance to catch it.


Sunset at the Villa Thalia

24 May 2016


Starting tomorrow (25 May 2016) in the National's Dorfman Theatre, is this new play by Alexi Kaye Campbell, directed by Simon Godwin.


The Threepenny Opera

16 May 2016


Bertolt Brecht and Kurt Weill's play with music, with Rory Kinnear as Macheath and adapted by Simon Stephens, starts in the Olivier Theatre in just 2 day's time on 18 May 2016.


Temporary Theatre to close

20 April 2016


The red wooden box with what look like four chimneys - otherwise known as the National's Temporary Theatre - which currently resides in Theatre Square, is heading for closure with the final performance on Saturday 7 May 2016.


National Theatre Live - encore screenings

13 April 2016


UK and international repeat screenings for Hangmen, The Audience, A View from the Bridge, War Horse, Frankenstein and One Man, Two Guvnors from 16 April 2016 ...


The James Plays on tour

8 April 2016


Presented by National Theatre of Scotland, Edinburgh International Festival and National Theatre of Great Britain, these three plays are touring the UK - currently at King's Theatre, Glasgow.


Henry V Film Screening

7 April 2016



War Horse - the final gallop

11 March 2016



War Horse UK Tour - 2017/18

8 March 2016



Moving Stories at The National

11 February 2016



Introduction to Directing

27 January 2016



Connections 500: Festivals 2016

25 January 2016



How to Talk About Plays

10 January 2016



National Theatre Live - Coriolanus

18 September 2015



War Horse to close next year

18 September 2015



Curious Tour

7 September 2015



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