facebook play-alt chevron-thin-right chevron-thin-left cancel location info chevron-thin-down star-full help-with-circle calendar images whatsapp directions_car directions_bike train directions_walk directions_bus close home newspaper-o perm_device_information restaurant school stay_current_landscape ticket train

London Theatre News Today: Monday 10 May

First Published 10 May 2021, Last Updated 11 May 2021

First look: Walden rehearsal images

We got a first look at rehearsal images from Walden, ahead of its opening at the Harold Pinter Theatre from 22 May.

Playing until 12 June, Walden is the debut play by Amy Berryman, starring star Gemma Arterton (Quantum of Solace), Fehinti Balogun (Juliet, Naked) and Lydia Wilson (The Duchess of Malfi).

It forms a part of Sonia Friedman Production’s new season of new plays for a new world. The RE:EMERGE season at The Harold Pinter Theatre will create a space for vital, new voices and fresh talent in the West End and beyond, working alongside some of the industry’s greatest theatremakers and artists.

Walden tells the story of Cassie, a NASA botanist, who after returning from a year long Moon Mission, finds herself in a remote cabin in the woods. Here, her estranged twin sister, Stella, a former NASA architect, has found a new life with climate activist Bryan. Old wounds resurface as the sisters attempt to pick up the pieces of the rivalry that broke them apart.

Grab your tickets to see this epic new drama and give yourself something to look forward to when shows return #BackOnStage.


Strictly Come Dancing stars Aljaž & Pasha and Public Domain writers/stars join us on Theatre Chat Live

NOTE: Update as of 5pm 11 May. Aljaž Škorjanec and Pasha Kovalev are no longer able to join Theatre Chat Live, so we’ll instead be joined by Graziano di Prima and Nadiya Bychkova

Tune into Theatre Chat Live on Tuesday 11 May at 6pm on Official London Theatre’s Instagram channel where we will be joined by a host of special guests including Strictly Come Dancing stars Aljaž Škorjanec and Pasha Kovalev (Here Come The Boys) and Francesca Forristal & Jordan Paul Clarke, writers and stars of new British musical Public Domain.

We’ll be chatting all things theatre getting the lowdown on their upcoming shows so mark your diaries and we’ll see you there! In the meantime, you can watch our previous episodes of Theatre Chat Live here.

Our previous guests have included Louise Dearman and Oliver Tompsett, Magic FM presenters Alex Baker and Ruthie Henshall and Aimie Atkinson, Millie O’Connell, Natalie May Paris, Grace Mouat, Alexia McIntosh, Jarneia Richard-Noel and Maiya Quansah-Breed – the Olivier nominated stars of the original West End production of Six the Musical.

Related Article: Tell Us In 10: Francesca Forristal & Jordan Paul Clarke
In our new Tell Us In 10 interview, we're talking to Francesca Forristal and Jordan Paul Clarke, cast members and writers of new musical, Public Domain.


All-star cast announced for second Monday Night At The Apollo concert series

The star line up has been confirmed for the second concert of the series for Monday Night at the Apollo – which will be performed in front of a socially distanced audience at the Apollo Theatre on Shaftesbury Avenue on Monday 14 June, and simultaneously livestreamed to viewers at home via the theatre discovery platform Thespie, which is dedicated to bringing the best live and recorded theatre to audiences around the world.

Shan Ako (Les Misérable, Xfactor), Arthur Darvill (Once, Doctor Who), Sophie Evans (Wicked, Wizard of Oz), Sandra Marvin (Waitress, Emmerdale) and Oliver Tompsett (&JulietWicked) will join on-stage for an intimate night of music and theatrical chat.

Click here to read the full story and grab your tickets below!



Sign up

fehinti balogun gemma arterton harold pinter theatre lydia wilson walden

Related articles