The Edinburgh Festival Fringe Society has announced that show registration for Fringe 2021, taking place from 6-30 August, will open on 5 May.
The shutters of London’s Phoenix Theatre will lift on 22 July 2021 and welcome in audiences to the highly anticipated re-opening of the hit musical Come From Away.
Marking the return of live performance to Scotland’s capital from 7 to 29 August, Edinburgh International Festival will be reimagined for 2021, using bespoke outdoor venues to safely reunite artists and audiences.
With the support of a grant from the Culture Recovery Fund, The Mill at Sonning will reopen on 17 May 2021 with a season of comedy, magic, cabarets and plays.
Regent’s Park Open Air Theatre has confirmed its 2021 season, including extended runs of Romeo and Juliet (17 June-24 July), directed by Kimberley Sykes, and Carousel (31 July-25 September), directed by Timothy Sheader.
An Elephant in the Garden is a poignant production that will unite and delight generations of families as they are drawn into Lizzie’s tale of triumph over adversity.
Donmar Warehouse artistic director Michael Longhurst will revive his acclaimed Royal Court, West End and Broadway production of Nick Payne’s Constellations which will run at the West End’s Vaudeville Theatre from 18 June to 12 September 2021.
Alexandra Burke will return to the West End this summer in the new production of Andrew Lloyd Webber and Tim Rice’s musical Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat, running at the London Palladium from 1 July (gala night is 15 July) to 5 September 2021. Burke joins Jac Yarrow who is back in the title role and Jason Donovan who returns as Pharaoh.
Producers Bill Kenwright and Paul Taylor-Mills have announced that Heathers the Musical will make its return to the West End’s Theatre Royal Haymarket from 21 June 2021 for a strictly limited until 11 September, while simultaneously launching its new touring production from 28 July, opening at Leeds Grand Theatre for three weeks, before heading off across the UK.
VAULT Creative Arts, producers of VAULT Festival, the UK’s leading independent showcase of live performance, has announced an ambitious programme of new opportunities to find, nurture and support writers, directors, and live performance makers at a time when opportunities have been greatly diminished.
Following a successful season of online productions, Original Theatre Company has announced its first live stage production since March 2020. The UK tour of Ben Brown’s new political drama A Splinter Of Ice will open on 8 June 2021 at the Malvern Festival Theatre and will tour until 31 July.
The 2021 Susan Smith Blackburn Prize has been awarded to US playwright Erika Dickerson-Despenza for her play about the Flint, Michigan water crisis, cullad wattah.
Battersea Arts Centre announces a season of groundbreaking and playful work (April to July 2021) which explores fresh ways of living differently and sharing experiences.
For the first time since theatres closed on 16 March 2020, Kiln Theatre will reopen to share live performance with audiences with a season of work including three world premieres.
Agatha Christie’s The Mousetrap – the longest-running show in the world, which has been suspended since the pandemic resulted in the closure of UK theatres in March 2020 – is to reopen in the West End on 17 May 2021.
Nimax Theatres, the Criterion Theatre, Young Vic and Chichester Festival Theatre are among the 2,700 organisations being offered nearly £400 million in grants and loans as part of the CultureRecovery Fund’s second tranche of funding.
Chichester Festival Theatre will reopen with its summer musical, Rodgers & Hammerstein’s South Pacific, from 5 July to 4 September 2021, with a press night on 13 July. The production will also be streamed online, with dates to be announced.
Olivier Award-winning comedy favourites, Mischief have announces they will be touring the UK with three productions this summer.
The Belgrade Theatre, Coventry has announced that its doors will reopen to the public on 17 May 2021, with socially distanced audiences able to enjoy Joe Pasquale and Sarah Earnshaw in John Godber’s April in Paris, which kicks off its UK tour at the venue.
Artistic directors Charlotte Bennett and Katie Posner have announced plans for Paines Plough 2021. The year’s programme will see the company return with a team of trailblazing writers in theatre including Chris Bush, Vickie Donoghue, Phoebe Eclair-Powell, Ifeyinwa Frederick, Chinonyerem Odimba, Frankie Meredith and Amy Trigg.