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  • Photo credit: Cast of Mischief Movie Night (Photo by Pamela Raith Photography)

    UPDATE: On 1 February, 10 additional performances of Mischief Movie Night were announced. As a result, the virtual series is now extended from 5 - 21 February.Performances of Mischief Movie Night may be suspended at the Vaudeville Theatre, but it's light, camera, action online for Mischief Theatre. After a Christmas season of improvised shows, Mischief Movie Night will return online, available for audiences worldwide from 5 - 21 February.An improvisational film show from Mischief Theatre,...

  • Photo credit: Bonnie Langford and Marisha Wallace (Photos courtesy of ANR PR)

    UPDATE: This episode from The Theatre Channel has been postponed, and will now be released on 19 February. Following the four previous episodes released by The Theatre Channel, West End stars taking part in the fifth episode have been confirmed. They'll all appear in the fifth and final episode titled The Golden Era of Broadway, which will be released on 29 Jan. 2021.Producer Adam Blanshay said, "As we turn over a new leaf, a new page, and have a fresh start- The Theatre Channel jumps into 2021...

  • Photo credit: Joseph Potter in The Poltergeist (Photo by Martin Photography)

    Following the live streaming of Philip Ridley's The Poltergeist last month, the production will be revived online in 2021. The one-man drama will be available to watch on Southwark Playhouse's website from 25 January - 28 Feb. 2021.Joseph Potter plays Sasha, who dreamed of a prestigious career as an artist. Now grown up, he works as a stationer, questioning how his life changed so drastically.The Poltergeist ran for just three performances at Southwark Playhouse in November 2020, performed to an...

  • Photo credit: Big Ben in London (Photo by Kate Krivanec on Unsplash)

    What a difference a week makes. In a matter of days, London has been upgraded from a "tier two" area to a "tier three" area, ending up in a "tier four" area from 20 December. Sadly, this means that all live theatre to an in-person audience remains closed, with all performances suspended for the foreseeable future.Although the British government have not given specific advice on how this affects London theatres, here's the latest information that we have on London as a tier four area that...

  • Photo credit: The Gruffalo (Photo courtesy of Tall Stories)

    With Christmas plans changing often, it can be tricky to decide activities with children this Christmas. Instead of dwelling on days indoors with nothing to do, we've rounded up theatre streams over Christmas that are perfect for keeping kids young and old entertained. From critically-acclaimed adaptations of classic stories to puppet shows designed for the youngest theatregoers, these shows will stop your kids fidgeting and instead falling in love with the theatre.The GruffaloSadly, all...

  • Photo credit: Sophie Evans, Carl Man, Alice Fearn, Dianne Pilkington, Alexia Khadime, Nikki Bentley, Liam Tamne and Oliver Tompsett (Photo by Danny Kaan)

    After Thespie launched a series of Reunited Concerts earlier this month, two more productions have been confirmed. They'll see West End stars reunite with each other after appearing in London shows, available to watch on New Year's Eve and in 2021.Never Give Up On A Dream will see eight cast members from the West End production of Pretty Woman: The Musical back together again. Those taking part include Aimie Atkinson, Rachael Wooding, Bob Harms, Jemma Alexander, Hannah Ducharme, Serina Mathew,...

  • Photo credit: Ruthie Henshall in Godspell (Photo courtesy of Chloé Nelkin Consulting)

    Following news that London is a "tier four" area and under the highest Coronavirus restrictions, productions will be returning online. So far, three productions have been confirmed, available via BroadwayHD, Broadway On Demand and Stream.Theatre.Thomas Hopkins of Ginger Quiff Media said: "It's an incredibly tough time for the industry, which once again finds itself in a state of limbo. We must continue to be resilient in the face of adversity, finding new ways to let quality entertainment and...

  • Photo credit: Nancy Zamit, Niall Ransome, Dave Hearn, Bryony Corrigan and Josh Elliott in Mischief Movie Night (Photo by Pamela Raith Photography)

    Following the suspension of all West End performances, Mischief Movie Night is going online. A series of livestreamed performances have been announced, available for audiences worldwide from 27-31 December.Each performance of Mischief Movie Night is orchestrated by audience suggestions, with the cast asking for a film genre, location and title before improvising a full-length movie on the spot. Mischief Movie Night began performances at the Vaudeville Theatre on 9 December, but was forced to...

  • Photo credit: The Railway Children 

    All aboard for the latest theatre stream! Mike Kenny's adaptation of The Railway Children will be available to watch this week, as part of The Shows Must Go On! series.Based on Edith Nesbit's seminal work, The Railway Children follows three children who are forced to move from London to Yorkshire to live with their mother. While up north, they become friends with a local railway porter, trying to work out where their father has gone.The Railway Children was first presented at the National...

  • Photo credit: Cast of Here Come The Boys (Photo courtesy of Kevin Wilson PR)

    UPDATE: On 11 March, it was confirmed that Here Come The Boys is postponed indefinitely. New dates for Here Come The Boys at the Garrick Theatre are to be announced.Following London moving into tier three restrictions and the consequence of all West End theatres forced to close, the opening date for Here Come The Boys has been pushed back. Here Come The Boys will now run at the Garrick Theatre from 3 Mar. 2021 to 16 May. 2021.Speaking about the show's postponement, Here Come The Boys producers...

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