Monday, August 24, 2020

A drama on Sky is based on the stories of key workers from the community and their fight against the coronavirus.

Theatre Royal Stratford East has announced there will be no festive pantomime taking place this year.

A theatre’s campaign to raise £100,000 has received the backing of actors including Sir Ian McKellen.

The survival of theatres depends on a £1.5billion government bail out being shared fairly and quickly.

The experiences and testimonies of east London key workers in the face of the Covid-19 crisis will be highlighted in a “virtual play”.

Timeless classics are set to captivate audiences as Disney on Ice presents Magical Ice Festival at London’s iconic SSE Arena in Wembley.

Frantic Assembly’ latest production, I Think We Are Alone, is on at Stratford’s Theatre Royal.

Expect laughter and tears when actress Jade Byrne brings her stage show about life with Type 1 diabetes to east London.

A new play offering a tender and witty snapshot of modern Iran based on real-life interviews is coming to Theatre Royal Stratford East.

A specially designed 360-degree rotating theatre will be built in Newham to host the UK premiere of a record-breaking Dutch musical.

In Janice Okoh’s play The Gift, now playing at Stratford East, an extraordinary story is given equally remarkable treatment.

A play that shines a spotlight on racism in football featuring a Hollyoaks actor is coming to Stratford Circus Arts Centre.

An arts centre boss has announced she is stepping down after 10 years at the venue.

A play based on the true story of an African girl adopted by Queen Victoria is coming to Theatre Royal Stratford East.

If Disney has taught us anything over the decades it’s to dream big and be inspired – and Disney on Ice 100 Years of Magic! does exactly that.

Panto is a unique British tradition and not something we have in America where this reporter is from.

Relive the magic of Frozen and timeless Disney classics this Christmas and New Year as Disney on Ice 100 Years of Magic! comes to the O2 London.

East Ham school children got the chance to sing alongside English National Ballet at the London Coliseum.

With a heartwarming message about the importance of friendship and teamwork, Queen’s Theatre’s Robin Hood panto is full of Christmas cheer.

A fishmonger is taking his one-man play about Martin Luther King Jr. to the West End.

Reporter Luke Acton reviews Jack and the Beanstalk at the Broadway, Barking

An arts centre is fundraising to offer families to experience a day of festive theatre, food and fun for only £1.

Theatre Royal Stratford East is raising money to give more young people in Newham the opportunity to experience theatre in The Big Give’s Christmas Challenge.

In the first of our east London panto reviews, we sent reporter Andrew Brookes to Theatre Royal Stratford East to experience a traditional Christmas show for the first time.

A puppetry show of children’s classic We’re Going on a Bear Hunt is coming to Stratford Circus Arts Centre.

Two arts centres have teamed up in a bid to get more stories about British Muslims on stage.

An usher who dreamed of treading the boards is now starring in a powerful play at the theatre where she worked.

There’s a new challenge to take on at the ArcelorMittal Orbit in Queen Elizabeth Olympic Park, Stratford.

Youngsters are planning to create a “youthquake” when they take to the stage to speak out about the issues that matter to them most.

A spoken word theatre piece animated by two acrobatic dancers is coming to Stratford Circus Arts Theatre.


For the past six months, employers and employees have been adapting to ways of working from home. The green light has now been given to many people to go back to offices safely. From flexible hours and staggered starting times to deep cleaning, we’re getting ready for new ways of working.

School’s in for summer – and beyond – with health experts agreeing that pupils safely returning to their studies is “positively” the right thing to do. It’s vital for all children’s welfare, not just in terms of students’ future education but also mental and physical well-being, as well as social interaction of classmates.

NewVIc sixth form student Rabia Iqra shares her lockdown experience and ambitions for her future

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