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Friday, October 30, 2020

NEWS: New Almeida Theatre season offers 3 world premieres including a new play by Lolita Chakrabarti by Press Releases

Almeida Theatre artistic director Rupert Goold has announced a socially distanced season of three world premieres for Christmas 2020 and into 2021.

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NEWS: Jersey Boys is set to open London’s new Trafalgar Theatre in April 2021 by Press Releases

The Tony, Grammy and Olivier Award-winning musical Jersey Boys returns to London’s West End, opening at the new multi-million pound reinstated Trafalgar Theatre, with a new, larger auditor…

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Thursday, October 29, 2020

NEWS: Southwark Playhouse’s winter season includes new production of Constellations & three musical livestreams by Press Releases

The next show announced in Southwark Playhouse’s winter season is Nick Payne’s Constellations starring Ronkẹ Adékoluẹjo and Oliver Johnstone and directed by Jonathan O’Boyle.

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Wednesday, October 28, 2020

NEWS: Hampstead Theatre announces casting & extension for its production of The Dumb Waiter by Press Releases

Acclaimed stage and screen actors Alec Newman and Shane Zaza have been cast in Hampstead Theatre’s 60th anniversary production of Harold Pinter’s The Dumb Waiter which due to popular dem…

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Tuesday, October 27, 2020

NEWS: Winners of the Black British Theatre Awards 2020 are announced by Press Releases

The first televised Black British Theatre Awards 2020 were a vibrant affair hosted by presenter and comedic actor Eddie Nestor, filmed at London’s Young Vic Theatre and broadcast on Sky Ar…

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Monday, October 26, 2020

NEWS: National Theatre announces original film of Romeo & Juliet with Josh O’Connor & Jessie Buckley by Press Releases

The National Theatre has announced it is creating a new filmed version of Romeo & Juliet for television, temporarily transforming the vast stage spaces of its Lyttelton theatre into a fi…

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NEWS: Trafalgar Studios will be relaunched as new West End venue Trafalgar Theatre by Press Releases

Leading theatre impresarios and joint CEOs of Trafalgar Entertainment, Howard Panter and Rosemary Squire have announced the launch of a new West End venue – Trafalgar Theatre – due to op…

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Sunday, October 25, 2020

NEWS: Three prizes each for & Juliet, Dear Evan Hansen & Emilia as Olivier Awards 2020 winners are announced by Press Releases

The winners of the Olivier Awards 2020 with Mastercard were announced in a special ITV programme filmed at The London Palladium, and on Official London Theatre’s YouTube channel.

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Building up to the Olivier Awards 2020 – the virtual way by Press Releases

Do fill your glass, glam up and get ready to join host Jason Manford in saluting the Olivier Awards 2020 winners and nominees. Oh and why not take a look at the social media build-up to the …

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Friday, October 23, 2020

NEWS: Everybody’s Talking About Jamie returns to the West End by Press Releases

Award-winning musical Everybody’s Talking About Jamie will return with social distancing to London’s Apollo Theatre from 28 November 2020, celebrating its third birthday in the West End.…

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NEWS: National Theatre will stage The Normal Heart starring Ben Daniels as part of Olivier in-the-round season by Press Releases

The National Theatre has announced that a production of Larry Kramer’s The Normal Heart, directed by Dominic Cooke, will be presented as part of the Olivier in-the-round season in February…

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Thursday, October 22, 2020

NEWS: Comedy double act The Pin bring their debut play The Comeback to the West End by Press Releases

New comedy The Comeback, the debut play from The Pin’s award-winning Ben Ashenden and Alex Owen, will be the first show from Sonia Friedman Productions since lockdown and will play London…

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Wednesday, October 21, 2020

NEWS: Don Black & Ian McKellen will be honoured as part of the Olivier Awards 2020 by Press Releases

The announcement of this year’s Olivier Awards winners will be broadcast on ITV on 25 October 2020 at 10.20pm. Lyricist Don Black receives The Olivier Special Award for contribution to the…

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Monday, October 19, 2020

NEWS: The Inheritance receives 11 Tony Awards 2020 nominations by Press Releases

Stephen Daldry has been nominated in the Best Director category for his staging of Matthew Lopez’s The Inheritance, originally at London’s Young Vic Theatre before its West End transfer …

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Saturday, October 17, 2020

NEWS: Small Truth Theatre launches the Digital Caravan Theatre second season of audio plays by Press Releases

Small Truth Theatre’s Digital Caravan Theatre 2 will be launched on on 17 October 2020, its second collection of 15-minute audio plays, all available to download for free and BSL int…

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Friday, October 16, 2020

NEWS: Elaine Paige joins the cast of Pantoland at The Palladium by Press Releases

Elaine Paige will join the cast of Pantoland at The Palladium for the three-week festive run from 12 December 2020 to 3 January 2021, which sees pantomime return to the the London Palladium …

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NEWS: Simon Russell Beale, Patsy Ferran & Eben Figueiredo will play all the roles in Bridge Theatre’s A Christmas Carol by Press Releases

Simon Russell Beale, Patsy Ferran and Eben Figueiredo will play all the parts and share the storytelling in a new version of Charles Dickens’ A Christmas Carol, directed and devised by Nic…

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Wednesday, October 14, 2020

NEWS: Musicals The Color Purple & Sunset Boulevard kickstart Leicester Curve’s return to live performances by Press Releases

Live theatre will return to Leicester as Curve announces plans to reopen to the public from 23 November 2020. The theatre, which was forced to close on 16 March, will open again this autumn …

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Tuesday, October 13, 2020

NEWS: We round up the response to the latest tranche of Culture Recovery Fund grants awarded by the Government by Press Releases

More than 1,300 arts and cultural organisations have benefited from a share of £257 million as part of a vital financial boost from the Government’s £1.57 billion Culture Recovery Fund.

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Monday, October 12, 2020

NEWS: Les Misérables – The Staged Concert returns to the West End in December 2020 by Press Releases

Les Misérables – The Staged Concert will return to the West End for a six-week limited run, playing at London’s Sondheim Theatre from 5 December 2020 to 17 January 2021.

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NEWS: Courtney Act and Monét X Change will star in Death Drop at the Garrick Theatre by Press Releases

Brand new comedy murder mystery Death Drop will open at London’s Garrick Theatre from 3-10 December 2020 starring RuPaul’s Drag Race superstars Courtney Act and Monét X Change, along wi…

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Saturday, October 10, 2020

NEWS: Hampstead Theatre reopens with 60th anniversary production of The Dumb Waiter by Press Releases

Hampstead Theatre will be reopening with a 60th anniversary production of Harold Pinter’s iconic early play The Dumb Waiter, directed by Alice Hamilton, running from 18 November to 19 Dece…

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Friday, October 9, 2020

NEWS: Birthday Honours for Maureen Lipman, David Suchet, Adrian Lester, Arinzé Kene, Tommy Steele & Judy Craymer by Press Releases

Recipients of this year’s Queen’s Birthday Honours from the performing arts world include actors Maureen Lipman, David Suchet, Adrian Lester and Kobna Holdbrook-Smith, writer and actor A…

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NEWS: Stage adaptation of Michael Morpurgo’s Private Peaceful transfers to the West End by Press Releases

The BoxLess Theatre production of Simon Reade’s adaptation of Michael Morpurgo’s Private Peaceful will be the first new production to be staged indoors in London’s West End since the G…

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NEWS: Julian Clary leads all-star cast in Pantoland at the London Palladium by Press Releases

This Christmas Julian Clary will lead a star-studded cast in Pantoland at The Palladium, a treasure-trove of the London Palladium panto past devised by Michael Harrison and playing from 12 D…

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Thursday, October 8, 2020

NEWS: Old Vic announces programme of online work through to spring 2021 with A Christmas Carol as next In Camera production by Press Releases

Now in its fourth year, Jack Thorne’s A Christmas Carol will return to The Old Vic as an Old Vic: In Camera production (12-24 December 2020).

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NEWS: Bridge Theatre extends season as Talking Heads shows visit Sheffield & Leeds by Press Releases

Additional performances have gone on sale for David Hare’s Beat the Devil and Inua Ellams’ and Fuel’s production of An Evening with an Immigrant, the one-person plays at London’s Bri…

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Wednesday, October 7, 2020

NEWS: Panto returns to the West End as Garrick Theatre reopens in December by Press Releases

Double Olivier nominees (and former CBBC TV presenters) Dan and Jeff return for a 10th anniversary festive season of Potted Panto, running for a festive season at London’s Garrick Theatre …

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Tuesday, October 6, 2020

NEWS: RSC will focus its 2021 Stratford-upon-Avon programme in the Royal Shakespeare Theatre by Press Releases

The Royal Shakespeare Company will focus its programming in the Royal Shakespeare Theatre Stratford-upon-Avon over the coming year, with the Swan Theatre and The Other Place remaining closed…

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NEWS: See It Safely toolkit is launched to support theatres & bolster audience confidence by Press Releases

The Society of London Theatre and UK Theatre have launched a new scheme called See It Safely, to support venues as they navigate the challenges of reopening, and to give audiences the confid…

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NEWS: Emergency surgery forces Giles Terera to pull out of Death of England: Delroy at the National Theatre by Press Releases

Having had emergency surgery (not Covid related), Giles Terera will no longer be appearing in the National Theatre production of Clint Dyer and Roy Williams’ new one-person play Death of E…

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