Presented by Bill Kenwright and founded and led by artistic director Paul Taylor-Mills, the Turbine Theatre is a brand new theatre on the banks of the Thames next to the iconic Battersea Power Station.
The Royal Exchange Theatre, Manchester has announced the appointment of Roy Alexander Weise and Bryony Shanahan as its new joint artistic directors. Both will join executive director Stephen Freeman to complete the leadership team for the award-winning theatre. Together they will assume the role of chief executive.
Written and directed by Alex Milne, all-female comedy about identity MEGA will play a short season at the Tristan Bates Theatre this month. Time to book your tickets!
Cameron Mackintosh has announced that in honour of Stephen Sondheim’s 90th birthday in March 2020, the Queen’s Theatre will be renamed the Sondheim Theatre, making him the only living artist to have a theatre named in his honour both in the West End and on Broadway.
If you want to laugh or cry at the state of our politics, imagine how confusing it must be for children. Gone to the Dogs Productions’ mission is to help educate the younger generation about democracy and it’s bringing its new stage show to Camden Fringe.
Theatres, arts organisations and industry professionals across the UK have been celebrating the wide range of offstage theatre careers available for young people, as part of #InspiringFutureTheatre.
Taggart writer Glenn Chandler’s latest stage play is inspired by the incredible true story of the Hitler Youth ‘spyclists’ in England. It premieres at next month’s Edinburgh Fringe after previews this month at London’s Above the Stag Theatre. And then another London transfer?
Marlene Sidaway, who played Maureen in acclaimed sitcom Mum, stars on stage this summer, starring in Penelope Rawlins’ new play Pigeons at the Hen and Chickens Theatre. Book your tickets now
Leading Latin American dance star and Royal Ballet soloist Fernando Montano will stage Fernando Montano and Friends – Dance for the Sea, an evening of music and dance, later this month to raise both awareness and funds for the Marine Conservation Society. Book your tickets now!
Blending fact and fantasy, Nostalgia, the latest creation from Nomadic Theatre, tells a compelling and entertaining story at the White Bear Theatre later this month. Book your tickets now!
Noel Sullivan will join the award-winning show School of Rock – The Musical from 19 August 2019 and will play the lead role of Dewey Finn at the Gillian Lynne Theatre. The hit West End production, based on the iconic film of the same title, is currently booking to January 2020.
Gate Theatre artistic director Ellen McDougall has announced the 40th anniversary season for west London’s Gate Theatre, comprising six new productions – four world premieres, two UK premieres – and a new “Manifesto for Our Future”.
Preludes, the 2015 musical fantasia by American multiple Tony Award nominee Dave Malloy, will get its UK premiere at London’s Southwark Playhouse this autumn. It precedes the premiere in October of Malloy’s Ghost Quartet at Soho’s Boulevard Theatre.
Lynette Linton has announced her inaugural season as Artistic Director of the Bush Theatre. The 2019-2020 season includes UK debut plays from six playwrights alongside a new production of celebrated poet and playwright Jackie Kay’s first play Chiaroscuro directed by Linton.
Hit musical Six has announced a new six-month West End booking period, running to 5 July 2020, plus there is news of four new Queens joining the line-up for the London production.
Following a successful inaugural season in 2018, Barking-based fringe festival Clout! returns next month for a bigger 2019 season including 18 shows over 11 days at two venues. Book your tickets now!
What’s with the pigeon? Camden Fringe’s famous avian mascot this year pays tribute to British actor Olivia Colman for her Oscar-winning turn in the film The Favourite. The full programme for the 2019 festival features over 300 shows running across 30 different London venues between 29 July and 25 August 2019. How many can you squeeze in? Time to get booking!
Elementary? The cast who will solve the cast of Sherlock Holmes and The Invisible Thing has been revealed! We can’t wait to see this brilliant restaging that will bring London’s most famous detective home to Baker Street next month. Time to get booking, sleuths!
Artistic Director of Kiln Theatre Indhu Rubasingham has announced the London première of Mike Bartlett’s latest play Snowflake which will run at the Kiln Theatre from 10 December 2019 to 18 January 2020 (opening on 16 December), directed by Clare Lizzimore.
Sonia Friedman Productions has announces the world premiere of Leopoldstadt, a new play by Tom Stoppard, directed by Patrick Marber.