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Larry Owens, Ari Shapiro & More Set for the Spiegeltent at Bard SummerScape 2024

The Fisher Center at Bard has revealed SummerScape 2024’s Spiegeltent programming. Learn how to purchase tickets!

JMK Trust Reveals Shortlist For 2024 JMK Award

The JMK Trust today announces the eight shortlisted theatre directors, and the designers they partnered with, in the running for the 2024 JMK Award – Dipo Baruwa-Etti, Adam Karim, Zoe Murtagh, Josh Parr, Joanna Pidcock, Zoë Templeman-Young, Amelia Thornber and Sam Woof.

Review: THE LONELY LONDONERS, Jermyn Street Theatre

“The city has eyes and it watches your every move.” There’s no time for welcomes for newly arrived Trinidadian immigrant Galahad. Only warnings from street-smart fellow immigrant Moses. The latter has taken the former under his wing; together they will traverse the twisting streets and interminable bustle of 1950s London.

Cast Announced For THE LONELY LONDONERS at Jermyn Street Theatre

JERMYN STREET THEATRE presents The Lonely Londoners - Cast Announced. Roy Williams' adaptation of Sam Selvon's novel about the Windrush generation. Press performance on March 5.

James Dacre Launches New Company - Living Productions

Following a celebrated decade as Artistic Director at Royal & Derngate, James Dacre has announced the launch of a new production company – LIVING PRODUCTIONS – which will champion exceptional writers, composers, actors and creatives by developing and producing their work.

'2023 Was the Year The National Theatre Stood Up to the Plate' - Alexander Cohen's Best Theatre of 2023

The National Theatre somewhat mutedly celebrated its 60th anniversary this year. There was ostensibly little fanfare. No public flotillas, no audiences with royal patrons or forty-one gun salutes. Instead we have been on the receiving end of presents, and a plethora of them in the form of one knockout production after another.

Katy Sullivan to Star in RICHARD III at Chicago Shakespeare Theater

Chicago Shakespeare Theater has revealed the cast and creative team for William Shakespeare’s Richard III. See who is starring and learn how to purchase tickets.

A FAMILY BUSINESS Will Embark on UK Tour in 2024

 A Family Business is the final part of Chris Thorpe and Rachel Chavkin’s trilogy of shows that look at global issues from an individual standpoint, following on from Confirmation and Status, both Scotsman Fringe First winners.

Malorie Blackman and Roy Williams Revealed as New Ambassadors For Cardboard Citizens

Cardboard Citizens has announced that Malorie Blackman and Roy Williams are joining the arts and social justice charity as newly-appointed Ambassadors.

Hampstead Theatre Launches £1.25m Fundraising Appeal

Hampstead Theatre has launched the #HampsteadAhead campaign, a £1.25m philanthropic appeal, to propel Hampstead Theatre as it continues to nurture and commission writers, produce new plays and offer significant ticket subsidies to thousands of young people.

Two Shows Launch Jermyn Street Theatre's 30th Anniversary Season

Jermyn Street Theatre’s Artistic Director, Stella Powell-Jones and Executive Producer, David Doyle launch the theatre’s 30th anniversary celebrations with the announcement of back-to-back world premieres by two of the UK’s most acclaimed contemporary theatre talents, Roy Williams OBE and Stephen Unwin.

Director Monique Touko on Nostalgia and Young Talent in Reviving DAYS OF SIGNIFICANCE at Guildhall

This October, Monique Touko will direct Roy Williams’ Days of Significance at Milton Court Studio Theatre, with Guildhall School actors in the title roles. She spoke to BroadwayWorld about bringing the play to life at Guildhall drama school.

Theatre503 Reveals Cast For A WOMAN WALKS INTO A BANK

Theatre503 has announced the cast and full creative team for Roxy’s Cook’s debut play A Woman Walks Into a Bank with Keith Dunphy (Under Black Rock, Arcola) playing C/A Debt Collector, Giulia Innocenti (Inspector Sands’ Wuthering Heights) playing A/An Old Woman, and Sam Newton (Big Big Sky, Hampstead) playing B/A Young Man. The part of a cat, Sally is played by all three.

Jo Martin Replaced by Sharon Duncan-Brewster in DEATH OF ENGLAND: CLOSING TIME

Jo Martin has withdrawn from National Theatre’s Death of England: Closing Time, the venue has announced.

Review: DEATH OF ENGLAND: CLOSING TIME, National Theatre

The latest part of the the Death of England tetralogy is theatre at its most courageous

Theatre Centre Reveals Plans For 2024

Theatre Centre has revealed its 70th-anniversary celebrations, coinciding with the centenary of its founder, Brian Way. Learn more about the celebration and the theatre's upcoming plans here!

Royal Shakespeare Company's THE EMPRESS Transfers to the Lyric Hammersmith

This autumn the Royal Shakespeare Company brings their acclaimed play The Empress by Lyric Hammersmith Theatre Artistic Associate Tanika Gupta to the Lyric! Learn more about the play and how to get tickets ehre!

THE LITTLE BIG THINGS Leads our Top Ten London Shows for September

The nights are getting shorter, the swimming trunks are being packed away and you probably have bought some new pens and pencils. September is here and promises some amazing theatre to come. Check out our top ten recommendations for theatre in London this month.

Photos: Inside Rehearsal For DEATH OF ENGLAND: CLOSING TIME at National Theatre

The National Theatre today released rehearsal images for Death of England: Closing Time.  Deputy Artistic Director, Clint Dyer and acclaimed playwright, Roy Williams, have reunited to write this powerful new play, which is the final, standalone chapter of their award-winning Death of England series. 

Iconic St Paul's Cathedral Vertical Dance RESURGAM Comes to the Greenwich+Docklands International Festival

A spectacular fusion of dance and architecture RESURGAM will take place on the façade of St Paul’s Cathedral, London’s best known landmark. BANDALOOP, the Californian based company known for its innovation in vertical performance, have been granted rare access to St Paul’s to create a site-responsive piece, fusing intricate mid-air choreography with rock climbing techniques and original music.


How many shows has Roy Williams written?

Roy Williams has written 2 shows including The Loneliness of the Long Distance Runner (Playwright), Sucker Punch (Playwright).

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