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THE LAST FLAPPER Enters Final Week of Performances at Edinburgh Fringe

The Last Flapper will end its EdFringe run on 19 August at Greenside @ Riddles Court – Clover Studio (Venue 16). The show premieres a new version of William Luce's play which has been created by DuBord and Texan director Lydia Mackay. 

Michael Longhurst to Step Down as Artistic Director of the Donmar Warehouse

After five years in the role, Michael Longhurst has announced that he will step down as Artistic Director of The Donmar Warehouse when his contract ends in February 2024.

Fifteenth Annual Papatango New Writing Prize Opens For 2023 Submissions

The Papatango New Writing Prize, now in its fifteenth year, opens for submissions on 6 December 2022, until 9pm on Sunday 5 February 2023.

Review: ADDICTIVE BEAT, Dilston Gallery (Southwark Park Galleries)

Addictive Beats is a missed opportunity to attract a younger generation to explore mental health. Sure, the music is crazy cool and the show promises a great vibe, but, as it is, it’s a production that only scrapes the top of its themes but saved a lot of money on seat rental.

Photos: First Look at ADDICTIVE BEAT at Southwark Park Galleries

All new photos have been released for Addictive Beat, the newest play by Dawn King (The Trials, Donmar Warehouse), starring Fionn Whitehead (Dunkirk; Black Mirror: Bandersnatch) and Boadicea Ricketts (Bartholomew Fair, Sam Wanamaker Playhouse; She Ventures & He Wins, The Young Vic), and with live music from DJ Anikdote.  

Cast Announced For Boundless Theatre's ADDICTIVE BEAT

The star cast has been announced for Addictive Beat, the explosive new play by award-winning writer Dawn King (The Trials, Donmar Warehouse; Foxfinder, The Ambassadors Theatre; Brave New World, UK Tour).  Part gig, part theatre, the show kicks off Boundless Theatre’s Autumn season with a story of two best friends who create a euphoric beat that could change their lives forever. 

Review: THE TRIALS, Donmar Warehouse

It’s the near-future, and the climate crisis is raging. As the generation inheriting the problem, juries of under-18s are trying individual adults for their past climate-irresponsible lifestyles.

Photos: First Look at THE TRIALS at Donmar Warehouse

All new production photos have been released for The Trials, which is currently in previews at the Donmar Warehouse.

THE TRIALS Leads Our Top 10 London Shows For August

Here are some of August's most eye-catching openings. Don't forget to check back for BroadwayWorld's reviews, interviews and features.

New Season From Boundless Theatre Kicks Off With ADDICTIVE BEAT in October

Boundless Theatre have announced an exciting year of bold new projects, all underpinned by their ethos of inspiring early career artists and connecting young adults with theatre.  Along with their brand-new shows Addictive Beat by Dawn King and Flies by Charlie Josephine, Boundless Theatre bring new opportunities to teenagers to co-create and socialise around the UK.   

Clive Judd Wins 14th Annual Papatango New Writing Prize

Papatango announced that Clive Judd has won the 14th annual Papatango New Writing Prize for his debut full-length play, Here, from a record 1,553 entries. Also announced were the other shortlisted writers: Georgia Bruce for Time, Like The Sea; Jennifer Lunn for Core; Esme Mahoney for Wishbone, and Dilan Raithatha for Little India.

Hightide Announces Clare Slater As New Artistic Director

The trustees of HighTide announced that they have appointed Clare Slater, currently Head of New Work at the Donmar Warehouse as the next Artistic Director of HighTide. She will lead the company alongside Executive Director Rowan Rutter as joint Chief Executives. Clare takes over from Suba Das, former Artistic Director and Chief Executive of HighTide.

Wake Up With BWW 6/30: LEOPOLDSTADT Casting, New Dates For CAMELOT, and More!

Today's top stories include casting for Leopoldstadt on Broadway, and the world premiere of The Notebook! Plus, new Broadway dates have been announced for Camelot at Lincoln Center. Read more about these and other top stories here!

Casting Announced For the UK Premiere of Dawn King's THE TRIALS at The Donmar Warehouse

Elise Alexandre, Francis Dourado, Jowana El-Daouk, Will Gao, Pelumi Ibiloye, Honor Kneafsey, Joe Locke, Rue Millwood, Charlie Reid, Meréana Tomlinson, Taya Tower and Jairaj Varsani will perform as the jury, and are joined by Nigel Lindsay and Sharon Small as defendants. 

Light And Sound Productions Presents The World Premiere Of SEVEN DAYS AT SEA At The Edge Theater

Light and Sound Productions has announced the world premiere of Seven Days at Sea, written by Martha Hansen and directed by Margaret Knapp, May 19 - June 5, at The Edge Theater.

Photos: Benedict Lombe Takes Home the 2022 Susan Smith Blackburn Prize

In a special presentation at Shakespeare's Globe in London, the Blackburn Prize judges presented Lombe with a cash prize of $25,000, and a signed limited-edition print by renowned artist Willem De Kooning, created especially for the Prize. 

THE BAND'S VISIT and More Announced For Donmar Warehouse's 2022 Lineup

Ahead of the UK première in April of Jackie Sibblies Drury's Marys Seacole, directed by Nadia Latif, Artistic Director Michael Longhurst and Executive Director Henny Finch today announce further programming for the Donmar Warehouse's 2022 season.

Virtual Writers' Symposium to Address and Inspire Future Of Theatre

In partnership with the Writers' Guild of Great Britain (WGGB), leading UK theatre company, HighTide, will bring writers and change-makers together with inspiring creative thinkers, artists and industry figures in an online symposium on Friday 22 and Saturday 23 October.

Artistic Leadership Transitions Announced at Artists Rep

Artists Rep's Board of Directors, along with Executive Director J.S. May and Managing Director Kisha Jarrett,  have begun succession planning and are collaborating to ensure a smooth artistic leadership transition. In the midst of the transition, the non-profit organization launches its return to in-person production with its 39th season of intimate, provocative theatre.

Nkenna Akunna, Tom Powell And Tajinder Singh Hayer Win Thirteenth Annual Papatango New Writing Prize

Also announced today are the shortlisted writers: Billie Collins with But The Heart Stayed Behind; Rebecca Jade Hammond with Hot Chicks; Emma Hemingford with Foreverland; Joe Ward Munrow with Home; and Rían Smith with Endless.

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