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PUB THEATRE NEWS

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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

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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

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FINBOROUGH THEATRE MOUNTS WORLD PREMIERE OF PLAY WRITTEN IN 1929

Robert Graves' BUT IT STILL GOES ON has never been seen until now.

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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.

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THE OTHER ROOM, CARDIFF, RECEIVES AWARD FOR GENDER EQUALITY

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Editor Heather Jeffery chats all things pub theatre with Tom Hartwell, of London Fringe Podcast

 

 

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Our thanks to LAMCO Productions, On The Brink Theatre, Signal House Theatre, Matthew Parker at The Hope Theatre, Proforca, Danse Macabre, Adnams, Raving Mask Theatre

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WRITER'S CORNER

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

PLAYMILL

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

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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

         WHAT'S ON

Bread & Roses, Clapham

 

Brockley Jack Studio, SE

 

Canal Cafe, Little Venice

 

Etcetera, Camden

 

Hen & Chickens, Islington

 

Katzpace, London Bridge

 

King's Head, Islington

 

Old Red Lion, Islington

 

The Hope, Islington

 

White Bear, Kennington

 

Full list of London Pub Theatres

 

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

WRITER'S LIFE

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.

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“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

THEATRE FUNDING

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

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