Theatre News

Battersea Arts Centre announces new shows for its spring programme
The season includes Homegrown Festival – championing young creatives across the UK
Maly Drama Theatre of St Petersburg announces West End season
The Russian company will present two shows in May
Motown The Musical UK and Ireland tour announced
The tour will commence at the end of this year
Naomie Harris becomes patron of Intermission Youth Theatre
The organisation supports young people from London's inner-city communities, who are at risk of offending
Ophelia Lovibond to star in Bridge Theatre's Nightfall
Initial cast for Barney Norris' play Nightfall has been announced
Benedict Cumberbatch announced as LAMDA President
The stage and screen star will succeed Timothy West in the role
Maxine Peake to curate women's suffrage event at the Old Vic
The evening of specially commissioned monologues will mark the 100th anniversary of the 1918 Representation of the People Act
Caryl Churchill and Lucy Kirkwood recognised in Writer's Guild Awards
The awards, which celebrate writing talent in the media, were held last night in London
Full cast joining Sheila Hancock in Harold and Maude announced
Thom Southerland directs the London premiere of Colin Higgins' black comedy