London theatre news
Bare E-ssentials 3 - new writing
21 July 2020
Encompass Productions is set to present another instalment of its online new writing night, featuring live performances of short plays from around the world.
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.
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!
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
17 October 2018
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
20 January 2018
The Female Gaze & Other Stories: Collection 2017
27 November 2017
24 April 2017
Adam Morley Sponsor A Playwright Bursary
21 April 2017