London theatre news


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Queen Mab at Iris Theatre Summer Festival

28 May 2021


The world premiere of Danielle Pearson's Queen Mab will be part of Iris Theatre's Summer Festival at the Actor's Church, Covent Garden in June.


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Dare To Look Down!

12 April 2021


A six-part postcard drama taking audiences on a ride through history, written by Jack McNamara, can be mailed to you from 25th May.


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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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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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ImagiNation Festival

12 August 2020


Theatre Centre in collaboration with Theatre503 present ImagiNation Festival, an online festival showcasing plays written by 19 of the UK’s most exciting writers.


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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.


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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.


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



Margot, Dame, The Most Famous Ballerina In The World

7 May 2019



Foreword Festival at The Space

4 April 2019



Rifco Associates Call Out 2019

28 November 2018



#YouWillKnowTheirNames season announced

14 November 2018



The Platform

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





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