Monday, November 16, 2020

Islington-based children’s theatre company Tall Stories helped to raise funds for a dozen UK theatres with their first virtual tour of The Snail and The Whale

Victor Esses and Yorgos Petrou aim to reclaim the term family and demystify Queer relationships as they share their quest to become parents in Unfamiliar at Home

The Highgate arts centre’s 10 month, £3.35 million pound scheme to create a new foyer with cafe and bar, improved rehearsal spaces and disabled access has started

Not only is he preparing to stage ‘a heartwarming Christmas show’ at Marylebone’s Cockpit Theatre, but he’s shot a charity Panto Dame calendar in his back garden

Three new plays are due to be staged at the Islington venue starting with Nine Lessons and Carols - Stories for a Long Winter - if the lockdown lifts

The 90-seat Arcola Outside will bring Covid-safe community performances to Dalston during the pandemic

Garden Suburb Theatre stages Brian Friel two-handers without embraces to comply with social distancing guidelines

Tufnell Park couple Emily Bruni and Matt Wilkinson stage a monologue about a disgruntled actress and a murdered director at Never For Ever in Highgate Road

The annual spoken word battle between emerging young poets will be in front of the first live audience for eight months at the shuttered Chalk Farm venue

Venues including Hampstead Theatre, Kiln, Jacksons Lane and The Jewish Museum successfully applied for the culture recovery fund to stay afloat during the pandemic

War Horse puppeteers Handspring have created nine-year-old Amal, whose 8,000 km walk from the Syrian border to the UK is an “ambitious project of art and hope”

The dark comic tale of two bantering hitmen was due to be performed as part of Hampstead’s 60th anniversary season in March, and will be recast to bring back live performance to the Eton Avenue venue

Beyonce meets Boleyn as the hit Tudor takedown becomes the first musical back in the West End this November

The Ballad of Corona V at Islington’s The Big House sees young actors who have been through the care system explore the comedy, tragedy and inequalities of the pandemic

In the front room of a former pottery shop in Hampstead lie 28 wooden theatre seats from 1930s Prague. They have witnessed Nazi occupation, Soviet troops quashing a revolution and the celebrations that met the fall of the Iron Curtain.

Now the rows lie empty once again. This time because of a pandemic.

Reach for the Stars is inspired by NASA astronaut Mae Jemison and will tour to schools in November with live family shows at Little Angel Studios on weekends

After seven months of closure, the pub venue is once again selling tickets for October’s Tales From The Golden Age by Ian Dixon Potter

Closer is co-produced by Highgate contemporary circus venue Jacksons Lane and explores intimacy and community at a time of solitude and distancing

As the Islington pub theatre waits to hear if it qualifies for Government rescue funds it has secured a grant to create five new pieces of digital work

Dual English National Opera casts rehearse and perform La boheme in separate bubbles to an audience in parked cars in an innovative production that will be broadcast free on Sky Arts

Rohan Candappa wrote and funded 20 monologues to help out of work actors during the pandemic which stand as ‘an archive of the strange days we’ve been living through’

Hackney Empire, the Almeida, Pentameters and the Lion&Unicorn are among the venues hoping to benefit from Crowdfunder and the Theatres Trust’s Save Our Theatres campaign

Marital squabbles at a post lockdown Hampstead barbecue fail to ignite or develop the comedy in a new play that was inevitably put together at speed

Postponed from its March opening, this musical version of the Tom Hanks and Meg Ryan movie is the first fully-staged socially-distanced indoor theatre in town

A star-studded line-up including Mark Ronson and Imelda Staunton take part in an online evening of music, comedy, and readings for the Jewish Community Centre in NW3


Let’s get physical! One of the dangers of lockdown is to be lulled into laziness, watching too many box sets, and eating and drinking too much, but there is no excuse to not start exercising to get fit and stay healthy.

Collège Français Billngue de Londres in Kentish Town offers the best of French and English education to Nursery pupils through to Year 10.

UK Government Chancellor Rishi Sunak has announced extra measures to support workers and businesses throughout winter, including a furlough scheme extension paying 80 per cent of staff wages.

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