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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 CORNER/OPPORTUNITIES

SUBMISSIONS ARE OPEN FOR: PLAYS ROUGH at Old Read Lion/THE ETPEP PLAYWRITING PRIZE in association with FINBOROUGH /KATZCRATCH at KATZPACE/

 

+ 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

 

To Fringe or Not to Fringe

by Annie Power

 

All you ever wanted to know about the hottest fringe theatre and fringe theatre festivals Read Here

List of Fringe Festivals 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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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

 

PROFORCA THEATRE COMPANY TO TAKE OVER RUNNING OF LION & UNICORN THEATRE

 

NEIL MCPHERSON, ARTISTIC DIRECTOR OF FINBOROUGH THEATRE WINS SPECIAL AWARD FOR SERVICES TO THEATRE AT CCT AWARDS  

 

MAJOR THEATRE AWARD FOR PLAYWRIGHTS WHO WORK IN THE THEATRE INDUSTRY OPENS FOR SUBMISSIONS: ETPEP AWARD 2019 IN ASSOCIATION WITH THE FINBOROUGH THEATRE

 

APPLICATIONS OPEN FOR KING'S HEAD THEATRE'S PLAYMILL FESTIVAL OF NEW WORK for companies committed to paying actors and stage managers the National Living wage.  

 

CAMDEN FRINGE FESTIVAL 2019 APPLICATION PORTAL HAS OPENED

Pub theatres taking part are Etcetera, Hen and Chickens, Gatehouse and Lion & Unicorn

 

Read full stories here

PUB THEATRE NEWS

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 and getting a reviewer

4.Connecting with and finding an audience

 

1. FINDING A VENUE - READ HERE

SEX IN LONDON PUB THEATRES

by Richard Braine

 

Are we faking it?

 

 

Read Here

 

CRITICS CHOICE OF BEST SHOWS 2018

Our most experienced reviewers choose their favourite shows of last year Read Here

TH’IMPORTANCE OF BEIN’ EARNEST by Oscar Wilde, Revised by Luke Adamson

Drayton Arms Theatre 5 – 23 Feb 2019

 

Interview with award winning actor, director and writer Luke Adamson, on  this re-imagining of Oscar Wilde’s play

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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

RATTLED by Rachel Harper  

Old Red Lion Theatre 12 Feb – 2 Mar

 

FREE CHILDCARE? Progressive new company Missmanaged Theatre has a different way of doing things.  We chat with AD Rachel Harper READ HERE 

WORDPLAY by Richard Braine

THE WORLD’S FINEST PLAYS SET IN A PUB

"If only I had known exactly how whingey a whinging actor can be when they’re about to sink half a gallon of ginger ale for the eighth day in a row." Read Here

IN CASE YOU MISSED IT

OPINION

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 

Richard's Guest this month:

Peter Doran - Artistic Director of The Torch Theatre in Milford Haven and Director of GRAV which can be seen at The Hope Theatre during March.

 

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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

Joe Orton's THE RUFFIAN ON THE  

The Hope Theatre 29 Jan –16 Feb 2019

 

Interview with PAUL CLAYTON on his celebrated work as an actor and directing THE RUFFIAN ON THE STAIR

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WORDPLAY INTERVIEW

OFFIES 2019

 

 

 

Love is ... PUB THEATRE QUIZ 2019

 

Wipe away the winter blues with our warm-hearted pub theatre quiz HERE

READ TOP REVIEWS HERE

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