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LONDON PUB THEATRES PATRON, ON THE IMPORTANCE OF PUB THEATRES
THE HUNT IS ON FOR THE NEXT GENERATION OF GREAT BRITISH MUSICALS
WHITE BEAR THEATRE SET TO PREMIERE 350 YEAR OLD PLAY
Margaret Cavendish's The Unnatural Tragedy was written in 17th century. It has never had any kind of performance – until now
FINBOROUGH THEATRE MOUNTS WORLD PREMIERE OF PLAY WRITTEN IN 1929
Robert Graves' BUT IT STILL GOES ON has never been seen until now.
KING’S HEAD THEATRE 2018 QUEER SEASON IS ANNOUNCED
The Queer Season is a celebration of LGBTQI+ theatre being created in modern Britain, with transfers to and from some of the UK’s largest arts festivals alongside world premieres.
Editor Heather Jeffery chats all things pub theatre with Tom Hartwell, of London Fringe Podcast
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Two Writer's Life articles added: The secrets of finding inspiration/The effect of social media on journalism "Everyone is becoming a journalist"
Also on this page: London Horror playwriting competition, Bread & Roses playwriting circle, & Rolling submissions Read here
King’s Head Theatre 2 - 21 July
A curated festival of new work from emerging companies committed to paying actors. LPT invited a selection of theatre makers to write a piece about their show under the titles 'Have Your Say' and 'Writer's Life'
Claire Rammelkamp, writer of A WOMB OF ONE’S OWN, on the value of humour in tackling the silence surrounding abortion Read Here
Catherine Exposito, writer and director of IMMACULATE CORRECTION, on her own experiences of Sex education in a twenty first century Catholic school. What's that like? Read Here
Rosalind Adler gives away her secrets for generating character, themes and storyline in her play DAMAGED GOODS
Osman Baig, writer/performer of FAKE NEWS at King's Head Theatre shares his past experience as broadcast journalist in this discussion of the impact of social media. "Everyone is becoming a journalist" Read Here
WOMEN IN THEATRE
In this centenary year of women getting the vote we ask seven women in theatre to answer two vital questions Read Here
THE CLASS DEBATE
Interview with David Loumgair on the industry’s critical need to include class in the current diversity debate, and his role in supporting artists from working-class backgrounds. Read Here
EDITOR'S CHOICE OF TOP PICKS
To Fringe or Not to Fringe
by Annie Power
All you ever wanted to know about fringe theatre and fringe theatre festivals Read Here
List of Fringe Festivals Here
HAVE YOUR SAY
Fat Jewels is a dark and surreal tragi-comedy set on a South Yorkshire council estate. It's about disenfranchisement and anger, coercion and abused authority. Starring Robert Walters (nom. Best Male Emerging Talent, British Urban Film Festival) and directed by Luke Davies (nom. Offie for Best Ensemble, The HIV Monologues) Box Office
IN CASE YOU MISSED IT
THE UNNATURAL TRAGEDY
by Margaret Cavendish
White Bear Theatre 3 - 21 July
Margaret Cavendish’s The Unnatural Tragedy was written 350 years ago. White Bear are giving this radical play its debut and honouring the memory of an extra-ordinary woman. Read more in theatre news.
BUT IT STILL GOES ON
by Robert Graves
Finborough Theatre 10 July - 4 August
Commisioned in 1929 but never performed until now. Find out why in theatre news. The play features a stunning cast. You can read our Wordplay interview with cast member Claire Redcliffe here.
LET’S GET LOST by Bebe Barry
Katzpace 29 – 31 July 2018 and
Bridge House Theatre 2 -4 August 2018
At the other end of the scale we have this new writing by Bebe Barry, who is just 22! Bebe writes about her play and process here.
“How would you feel about restoring some faith? Jude, a therapist, meets John Doe who claims to be God. He seems to be a deluded recluse. But one of her clients has visions of a man in his flat. Soon, Jude’s caught up in the birth of John’s new religion. Tickets
Follow the money: Can fringe theatre
ever pay all its creatives a fair wage?
Andy Curtis investigates Read Here
FRINGE AND FRINGE THEATRE FESTIVALS
"... this is where I think LONDON PUB THEATRES score so heavily over a West End experience" says Richard Braine
Best pub theatres for food and drink Read Here