London theatre news


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Fly on the Wall: 24 Hour Play Challenge

30 June 2020


Be a 'Fly on the Wall' and witness scenes that would only take place behind closed doors in Plays Rough London's new-writing night - online 12 July.


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24-Hour Song Challenge

8 April 2020


West End and Broadway star Elaine Paige challenges Olivier award-winning cast of Showstopper! The Improvised Musical to compose a new song against the clock!


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New Nordics Festival 2020

4 March 2020


The New Nordics Festival, showcasing the best new Nordic plays, will be at The Yard from 18 to 21 March, presented by Cut the Cord.


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Charity Case - Drayton Arms

3 February 2020


Checkpoint Productions will premiere Charity Case, a new play by Jeff Page, at the Drayton Arms Theatre from 17 to 21 March 2020.


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Killing It - Vault Festival

1 February 2020


Through three generations of women who have lost someone close to them, Killing It is a dark and funny exploration of the very modern pressure to make grief useful.


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New Nordics Festival launched

15 January 2020


Last night saw the launch of The New Nordics Festival, due in March and showcasing the best new Nordic plays from Denmark, Sweden, Norway, Finland, Iceland and the Faroe Islands.


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New Nordics Festival

12 December 2019


A week-long festival heads to London in March 2020 showcasing the best new Nordic plays from Denmark, Sweden, Norway, Finland, Iceland and the Faroe Islands.


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Maiden Speech Festival returns in 2019

16 September 2019


Providing a platform to showcase the boldest new work from a new generation of theatremakers, the third incarnation of Maiden Speech Festival will be at Tristan Bates Theatre this November.


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London Horror Festival 2019

6 September 2019


The UK's original and largest festival of live horror performance returns this October at The Pleasance Theatre and the Old Red Lion Theatre.


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This is Black at The Bunker

19 July 2019


A festival of world premiere theatre shows by four, new, exciting Black writers, will explore identity, hate crime and family relationships with alternating double bills - at The Bunker from 5 to 25 August 2019.


Margot, Dame, The Most Famous Ballerina In The World

7 May 2019


Casting is announced for Claudio Macor's new play, running as part of the King's Head Theatre's Playmill New Writing Festival on 17 and 18 July 2019.


Foreword Festival at The Space

4 April 2019


The Foreword Festival is The Space's premier new writing festival, presenting the debut plays of four promising playwrights, celebrating the brightest in emerging stage talent.


Rifco Associates Call Out 2019

28 November 2018


Rifco Associates are looking for new scripts and treatments with a British Asian focus from experienced and emerging writers including musicals and dramas - deadline for applications is 7 December.


#YouWillKnowTheirNames season announced

14 November 2018


The Pleasance Theatre announces a new season - entitled #YouWillKnowTheirNames - featuring a game changing line-up of new writing fresh for 2019.


The Platform

17 October 2018


The Platform, a page to stage scratch night, returns at The Bread & Roses Theatre from 1 to 3 November, coinciding with the 4th anniversary of the venue.


Untold Stories New Writing Festival

17 October 2018



Maiden Speech Festival 2018

8 October 2018



London Horror Festival 2018

5 September 2018



'Pitch Your Play' - West End Showcase

9 August 2018



London Student Drama Festival 2018

31 January 2018



Sprint 2018

20 January 2018



The Female Gaze & Other Stories: Collection 2017

27 November 2017



Emerge 2

24 April 2017



Adam Morley Sponsor A Playwright Bursary

21 April 2017



N16 Presents

10 April 2017





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