Theatre News

Peter Hall dies aged 86
The RSC founder and director died yesterday at University College Hospital
Bananaman the Musical world premiere dates and venue confirmed
Based on the '80s cartoon, the musical will have its world premiere at Southwark Playhouse
Improvised Jane Austen show to receive West End premiere
Austentatious will play three dates at the Picadilly Theatre
Christopher Eccleston to star as Macbeth in new RSC season
Erica Whyman will also direct a new musical about Joan Littlewood by Sam Kenyon
Toby Jones, Stephen Mangan and Zoe Wanamaker to star in The Birthday Party
The production marks the 60th anniversary of Harold Pinter's play
Sharon D Clarke to host UK Theatre Awards
The nominees will be announced later this week
Original Loot script with Lord Chamberlain's comments made available digitally
The public will now be able to view original production notebooks from Beckett, Pinter and Rattigan as well as correspondence from the Lord Chamberlain relating to modern British theatre
Natasha Barnes returns to London stage in Tryst
Karoline Leach's thriller will play at the Tabard Theatre next month
New stage adaptation of The Jungle Book to tour UK
Jessica Swale's new take on Rudyard Kipling's novel will embark on a tour beginning in Chichester next year after an initial run in Northampton this Christmas