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WHODUNNIT [UNREHEARSED] 2, CLYBOURNE PARK, and More Set For Park Theatre's Spring 202 Photo WHODUNNIT [UNREHEARSED] 2, CLYBOURNE PARK, and More Set For Park Theatre's Spring 2022 Season
by Stephi Wild - Nov 23, 2021

Almost 40 celebrities will take to the Park200 stage completely unrehearsed to play the Inspector in a brand new farcical whodunnit as part of a vital fundraiser for Park Theatre in February and March 2022.

FIVE LITTLE CHRISTMAS MONKEYS Will Be Performed at Park Theatre Next Month Photo FIVE LITTLE CHRISTMAS MONKEYS Will Be Performed at Park Theatre Next Month
by Stephi Wild - Nov 16, 2021

Five Little Monkeys returns with a special Christmas-themed show for 2 ‚Äď 6 year olds. Created by the team behind the hit family show Dogs Don't Do Ballet, this enlivening show introduces children to a thumping soundtrack of musical styles ranging from dub reggae to rap and classical ballet.

VIDEO: Watch a Preview of DOWNTON ABBEY: A NEW ERA Film Photo VIDEO: Watch a Preview of DOWNTON ABBEY: A NEW ERA Film
by Michael Major - Nov 10, 2021

The original principal cast of Downton Abbey will all once again return for the second film.  In addition to the original cast, Hugh Dancy, Laura Haddock, Nathalie Baye and Dominic West will join the cast. Watch a new preview now!

CRATCHIT Will Be Performed at the Park Theatre Next Month Photo CRATCHIT Will Be Performed at the Park Theatre Next Month
by Stephi Wild - Nov 10, 2021

Olivier Award-winner John Dagleish stars as Bob Cratchit in an astute rewriting of Charles Dickens' A Christmas Carol, having previously played the character in Jack Thorne's adaption of the show at the Old Vic in 2017. Alexander Knott's Cratchit reimagines the well-loved tale of Ebenezer Scrooge from the perspective of Bob Cratchit.

SOLD Will Be Performed at the Park Theatre in October Photo SOLD Will Be Performed at the Park Theatre in October
by Stephi Wild - Sep 10, 2021

Inspired by the storytelling traditions of the West African griot, Sold tells the forgotten true story of Mary Prince, a woman born into the slavery in the British colony of Bermuda who went on to become an auto-biographer and champion of freedom.

Cast Announced For A PLACE FOR WE Presented By Park Theatre and Talawa Photo Cast Announced For A PLACE FOR WE Presented By Park Theatre and Talawa
by Stephi Wild - Sep 7, 2021

Conceived by multi award- winning writer Archie Maddocks and directed by Talawa's Artistic Director, Michael Buffong, this bittersweet comedy-drama rejoices in the familiar comforts of London's diverse communities, whilst confronting how the rapid pace of change can erode deeply held traditions.

Park Theatre Announces Autumn 2021 - Spring 2022 Season Photo Park Theatre Announces Autumn 2021 - Spring 2022 Season
by Stephi Wild - Sep 1, 2021

The Autumn ‚Äď Spring season at Park Theatre includes the London premiere of new musical Little Women, a work in progress showing of Tony! [The Tony Blair Rock Opera] by Harry Hill and Steve Brown, and a host of Christmas delights for every age and taste.

FLUSHED Will Be Performed at Park Theatre in October Photo FLUSHED Will Be Performed at Park Theatre in October
by Stephi Wild - Aug 27, 2021

The little-known condition Premature Ovarian Insufficiency (POI) and attitudes to women's health issues in general are explored, questioned and raged against in a funny and heart-warming show about two sisters coming to terms with one's recent diagnosis.

39 AND COUNTING Will Be Performed at Park Theatre Next Month Photo 39 AND COUNTING Will Be Performed at Park Theatre Next Month
by Stephi Wild - Aug 18, 2021

Ten characters navigating their way through the trauma. Wanting justice to be done, the grief to end and to reach a place of acceptance. To feel in control again. This shattering new play puts the violence we do not speak about absolutely centre stage.

Park Theatre Announces Lineup of Free Masterclasses For Arts Industry Professionals Photo Park Theatre Announces Lineup of Free Masterclasses For Arts Industry Professionals
by Stephi Wild - Jul 12, 2021

Each two-hour session can be attended in-person or online, and are for those that identify as working class, LGBTQI+, those who are deaf or disabled and those of a Culturally Diverse Heritage. 

Park Theatre Announces Reopening Season Photo Park Theatre Announces Reopening Season
by Chloe Rabinowitz - Jun 22, 2021

Park Theatre has announced its reopening, starting today with a two-act drama commissioned by the venue that starts online & ends live in Park200, reopening the building on 4th August.  The season will include a Bruntwood Prize- and Alfred Fagon Award-shortlisted co-production with Talawa, the premiere of a ghost story based on true events & more.

UN D√ćA COMO HOY: MARY POPPINS se estrenaba en Londres Photo UN D√ćA COMO HOY: MARY POPPINS se estrenaba en Londres
by Cristina Martinez - Dec 15, 2020

Un 15 de diciembre de 2004, Londres acog√≠a por primera vez a la ni√Īera m√°s famosa y querida del mundo: MARY POPPINS.

Park Theatre Receives Lifeline Grant of £250,000 From Government's £1.57BN Culture  Photo Park Theatre Receives Lifeline Grant of £250,000 From Government's £1.57BN Culture Recovery Fund
by Chloe Rabinowitz - Oct 12, 2020

Park Theatre has been awarded £250,000 as part of the Government's £1.57 billion Culture Recovery Fund (CRF) to help face the challenges of the coronavirus pandemic and to ensure they have a sustainable future, the Culture Secretary has announced today.

New Six-Part Political Drama COBRA Premieres Sunday, October 4 on PBS Photo New Six-Part Political Drama COBRA Premieres Sunday, October 4 on PBS
by Sarah Jae Leiber - Sep 15, 2020

COBRA, a new drama which follows the British Prime Minister and his emergency committee as they navigate a major crisis and its political and personal fallout, will premiere on PBS.

Park Theatre To Stream New Play JURY Photo Park Theatre To Stream New Play JURY
by Stephi Wild - Aug 18, 2020

Park Theatre will stream JURY a?" a brand-new play by Martin Murphy (Bruised Sky) a?" via its YouTube channel, premiering on Wednesday 19 August at 7pm, and available until  Wednesday 2 September.

BWW Review: TALKING HEADS: PLAYING SANDWICHES, BBC iPlayer Photo BWW Review: TALKING HEADS: PLAYING SANDWICHES, BBC iPlayer
by Aliya Al-Hassan - Jun 29, 2020

Playing Sandwiches is certainly one of the darker stories within Alan Bennett's superb Talking Heads series. Written in 1998, this uncomfortable and disturbing piece originally featured David Haig. This update showcases a mesmerising performance by Lucian Msamati as park worker Wilfred Paterson; a seemingly ordinary man, with two very different sides to his character.

Park Theatre Receives Emergency Funding From Arts Council England Photo Park Theatre Receives Emergency Funding From Arts Council England
by Stephi Wild - May 29, 2020

Park Theatre has been awarded £35k in emergency funding from Arts Council England. Along with other monies raised since they closed their doors to the public on 18 March this counts towards a monumental fundraising effort led by the staff team.

Nick Hern Books Invites Applications For Amateur Online Productions Photo Nick Hern Books Invites Applications For Amateur Online Productions
by Stephi Wild - May 22, 2020

Nick Hern Books have announced they are now accepting applications for amateur online productions, with dozens of plays by leading contemporary writers available for amateur companies, schools, colleges, youth theatres and others to perform online via platforms such as Zoom, YouTube and Vimeo.

Park Theatre Announces Online Creative Learning Programme Photo Park Theatre Announces Online Creative Learning Programme
by Stephi Wild - May 7, 2020

Park Theatre has today announced that its celebrated Creative Learning Programme will be moving online from May, with adult classes in acting technique, a script based acting course and devising available, as well as drama and performance skills classes for children and young people aged between 4 a?" 18.

BBC Will Remake Alan Bennett's TALKING HEADS Photo BBC Will Remake Alan Bennett's TALKING HEADS
by Stephi Wild - Apr 28, 2020

Filming begins today on new productions of Alan Bennett's critically acclaimed and multi-award-winning Talking Heads monologues, which first aired on BBC Television in 1988 and 1998.

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