Watch Out! The Gruffalo is back in the West End

The Gruffalo at the Lyric Theatre, London

This July everyone’s favourite furry monster roars back into the West End in celebration of his 15th anniversary on stage. Tall Stories’ smash hit production of The Gruffalo, which first opened on the 12 May 2001, 18 months after the book was first published, returns to the Lyric Theatre, Shaftesbury Avenue from 6 July. Tall Stories’ The Gruffalo is based on the much loved picture … Read more

Glitz, Glamour and Gatsby at the Union Theatre

Gatsby At The Union Theatre

To mark the tenth anniversary of Ruby in the Dust, the theatre company will be presenting their iconic production of Gatsby at the Union Theatre, where they had their first production in 2006. Gatsby has been specially tailored to suit the seductive environs of the Union Theatre’s intimate space. The characters of F Scott Fitzgerald’s novel The Great Gatsby – the epitome of glitz, glamour … Read more

Provocative Edinburgh Hit The Curing Room Returns To London

The Curing Room

The Curing Room by David Ian Lee, which caused a stir at the 2014 Edinburgh Fringe Festival and subsequently played a limited season at the Pleasance Islington, will return to London this summer with a four week run at the Vaults Theatre, Waterloo from 4 – 29 May. The Curing Room is a bold, daring thriller based on true events, in which the ensemble of … Read more

McBurney’s The Encounter comes to Manchester this March

The Encounter at Home Manchester

The Encounter, Simon McBurney’s spell-binding solo performance for Complicite, the big hit of last year’s Edinburgh Festival, opens its UK tour at Home in Manchester. Threading scenes of his own life with details of National Geographic photographer Loren McIntyre’s journey, Simon McBurney incorporates objects and sound effects into this solo performance to evoke the depths of the Amazon rainforest. The show’s ground-breaking binaural sound (3D … Read more

Critical revivals and London transfers for King’s Head Theatre spring season

Strangers In Between

Following hot on the heels of an audacious winter season, the King’s Head Theatre will show two critical revivals plus London transfers for three Edinburgh Fringe success stories between April and July. After the success of Trainspotting, artistic director of the King’s Head Theatre, Adam Spreadbury-Maher returns to the director’s chair for Strangers in Between. First staged by Sydney’s Griffin Theatre Company in February 2005, … Read more

HighTide and Arcola Theatre present The Sugar-Coated Bullets of the Bourgeoisie

The Sugar-Coated Bullets of the Bourgeoisie will play at the Arcola Theatre from 7 April – 30 April 2016


Ahead of revealing its full tenth anniversary programme, HighTide has announced that, alongside the Arcola Theatre, they will present a new play by Anders Lustgarten, which will run at the Arcola from 7th April before opening HighTide Festival in September. The Sugar-Coated Bullets of The Bourgeoisie will reunite Lustgarten, who won the inaugural Harold Pinter Prize for If You Don’t Let Us Dream We Won’t … Read more

Five Reasons To See: The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-Time

The Curious Incident Of The Dog In The Night Time

We recently paid a visit to the National Theatre’s production of The Curious Incident Of The Dog In The Night-Time at the Gielgud Theatre. Here are our top 5 reasons to see this remarkable piece of theatre:- 1) The test of time To withstand the test of time in London’s West End is no mean feat – particularly during a recession. As with The National … Read more

London’s Bush Theatre branches out

Madani Younis in Uxbridge Road

From March 2016, as part of artistic director Madani Younis’ aim of creating a theatre that truly reflects the community, the Bush Theatre will undergo a major redevelopment. There are plans to create a second performance space, improve backstage facilities and build a new front-of-house area, as well as making the building fully accessible and more sustainable. During the building works, the Bush Theatre’s programme … Read more

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