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  • 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: 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: 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: 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: 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: Sabrina Mahfouz (Photo by Niall McDiarmid)

    Following performances of A History of Water in the Middle East at the Royal Court, the production has been adapted into an audio play. The production is now available to listen to worldwide via the Royal Court's podcast channel until 30 Jan. 2021.Sabrina Mahfouz's play dramatises her life-long ambition of becoming a spy. With British and Egyptian passports, she can easily assimilate into culture. But, as she travels to the Middle East, she explores who holds the power when it comes to water,...

  • Photo credit: Julie (Photo by Richard H Smith)

    Two new shows have been added to National Theatre at Home, the National Theatre's own streaming service that launched at the start of this month. Audiences can watch the stage adaptation of War Horse and Julie starring Vanessa Kirby.War Horse will be online on demand for the first time since its premiere at the National Theatre 13 years ago. Based on Michael Morpurgo's acclaimed novel, the production follows Albert rescue his horse Joey, who was sent to France at the outbreak of World War One....

  • 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...

  • 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: Hamilton (Photo by Matthew Murphy)

    After nine months of paused performances, a reopening date for Hamilton at the Victoria Palace Theatre. Hamilton will resume shows from 15 May 2021; the latest West End show which has confirmed a spring 2021 return.Dramatising the life of American Founding Father Alexander Hamilton, Hamilton charts his ascension from a poor orphan to becoming the nation's first Secretary of the Treasury. Adapted from Ron Chernow's biography, Hamilton features an original book, music and lyrics by Lin-Manuel...

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