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LONDON PUB THEATRES PATRON, ON THE IMPORTANCE OF PUB THEATRES

 

 

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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:

LAMBCO Productions, On The Brink Theatre, Signal House Theatre, Matthew Parker at The Hope Theatre, Proforca, Danse Macabre, Adnams, Raving Mask Theatre, Calenta Theatre, The Write Network, Hari Ramakrishnan, BYT Theatre, Experimentorium Productions, Wild Surmise Theatre, Summer Light Theatre, Blueleaf Theatre, Naiad Productions, Chalk Line Theatre, Saul Reichlin, Break the Verse, Gael van den Bossche, Jeremy Holloway

 

WHAT'S NEW!

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WRITER'S OPPORTUNITIES

SUBMISSIONS ARE OPEN FOR:  503FIVE WRITERS’ RESIDENCY at Theatre503/BROKEN SILENCE THEATRE at Old Red Lion/THE ETPEP PLAYWRITING PRIZE in association with FINBOROUGH

+ Bread & Roses playwriting circle, & Rolling submissions

 

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         WHAT'S ON

Bread & Roses, Clapham

 

Brockley Jack Studio, SE

 

Canal Cafe, Little Venice

 

Etcetera, Camden

 

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

 

Follow the money: Can fringe theatre  

ever pay all its creatives a fair wage?

Andy Curtis investigates Read Here

 

 

"... 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

THE EDINBURGH FRINGE REMAINS THE HOLY GRAIL by David Weir

 

A full examination of the ups and downs, pleasures, pains, and costs of taking theatre north to the world's biggest arts festival

 

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THEATRE503 OPEN SUBMISSIONS FOR THE 2019-2020 503FIVE WRITERS’ RESIDENCY

 

MORE PUB THEATRES NOW ELIGIBLE TO APPLY FOR LONDON SMALL THEATRES GRANT SCHEME

 

MATTHEW PARKER TO STEP DOWN AS ARTISTIC DIRECTOR OF THE HOPE THEATRE

 

2019 OFFIES AWARD WINNERS ANNOUNCED: THREE PUB THEATRES NAMED

 

 

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FIRST RUNG - Our brand new series for EMERGING THEATRE COMPANIES, WRITERS, DIRECTORS AND ACTORS

1.Finding a venue

2.Raising the funds

3.Writing a press release & getting a reviewer

4.Audience development

 

1. FINDING A VENUE

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Awkward Conversations With Animals I've F*cked by Rob Hayes

King’s Head Theatre 12 - 27 April 2019

 

Interview with Linus Karp on his role as the vulnerable, lovelorn Bobby.  Squirmingly everyday awkwardness or breaking taboos?  Read Here

PICK OF THE VAULT FESTIVAL, Waterloo 23 January - 17 March 2019

 

Many shows have transferred to this festival from pub theatres.  We proudly recommend our choice of the best for you.  Read Here

THE NOISES by Jacqueline Saphra  

Old Red Lion Theatre 2 – 20 April  

 

Writer Jacqueline and director Tamar Saphra on this innovative new play told from the perspective of a dog

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EDITOR'S CHOICE OF TOP PICK

A MAN WALKS INTO A BAR By David Weir

 

It’s the opening line of a hundred hoary old gags, but it’s also the launchpad for some of the world’s finest plays.  

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IN CASE YOU MISSED IT

Mama G’s Story Time Roadshow proves that a pantomime Dame isn’t only for Christmas, by Deborah Jeffries

 

Everyone needs a Mama G to show them how be brave, loving, considerate & open-minded human beings Read Here 

GRAV

The Hope Theatre 17 - 25 March 2019

 

Wordplay interview with Peter Doran - Artistic Director of The Torch Theatre in Milford Haven and Director of GRAV

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OFF WEST END AWARDS 2019 by Siân Rowland

"... the fizz was flowing and the dress code of ‘alternative sparkle’ meant the stars shone as brightly as the Oscars."

Sian Rowland's reports on the OFFIES

and Pub theatres 'the lifeline and blood for the theatre industry'.

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TOP THEATRE PICKS

SHAKESPEARE FOR BREAKFAST

DICKENS FOR DINNER

 

Canal Theatre Café 12 – 24 March.

After 27 sell-out years in Edinburgh, these Festival favourites are coming to London.  Read More

READ TOP REVIEWS HERE QUEEN OF THE MIST AD

Pint Of Wine Theatre Company presents the UK premiere of the award-winning Michael John LaChiusa musical ‘Queen of the Mist’.

Based on the astounding and outrageous true story of Annie Edson Taylor, who, in 1901 on her 63rd birthday, became the first person to survive a trip over Niagara Falls in a barrel.  Featuring a soaring score, the show incorporates themes of celebrity and sensationalism with LaChiusa’s insightful, engaging style, to tell the story of a woman who risked death so that she could live.

The original 2011 Off-Broadway production won the Outer Critics Circle Award for Outstanding New Off-Broadway Musical and was nominated for six Drama Desk Awards, including Outstanding Musical.

This production, directed by Dom O’Hanlon and with musical direction from Jordan Li-Smith (The Assassination Of Katie Hopkins (Theatr Clwyd), Ragtime (Charing Cross Theatre)), is being staged in April (9th – 27th) at the Jack Studio Theatre in Brockley (www.brockleyjack.co.uk). Trudi Camilleri (Ragtime and Death Takes a Holiday, Charing Cross Theatre) is Annie Edson Taylor, supported by a talented ensemble cast who take on the roles of the many characters in the life of this unconventional heroine, determined not to live an ordinary life.

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