NEWS: Cast Announced for the UK Premiere of Night of the Living Dead Live

The production will play at the Pleasance Theatre from the 9th April. Casting has been confirmed for the UK premiere of Night of the Living Dead Live the first ever UK stage adaptation based on George A. Romero’s cult zombie classic film. Directed by Benji Sperring (The Toxic Avenger), the cast is set to include:… Read More


NEWS: Felicity Ward to Make UK Theatre Debut in Kill Climate Deniers

The Australian comedienne will lead the cast in the European premiere of David Finnigan’s play when it arrives at the Pleasance Theatre. Following her hugely successful runs at the Edinburgh Fringe and London as a comedienne, it has been confirmed that Felicity Ward will make her UK theatre debut in Nic Connaughton’s production at the… Read More

NEWS: UK Premiere Announced for Night of the Living Dead Live

The new stage production based on George A. Romero’s 1968 film will play at the theatre from the 9th April.  Directed by Benji Sperring (The Toxic Avenger: The Musical; Shock Treatment, Valley Of Song), the first ever UK stage and only officially authorised production will be heading to the Pleasance Theatre this April. Night of the Living Dead Live will pay homage to Romero’s original black and white film, skirting… Read More

NEWS: Call Me Vicky to Play at the Pleasance Theatre

This debut play from sisters Nicola and Stacey Bland will play at the  Pleasance Theatre from the 19th February.  This debut play based on a true story will directed by Victoria Gimby and is set to star Wendi Peters (Coronation Street, ITV; Hetty Feather, BBC; Quartet, UK Tour; Hatched ‘n’ Dispatched, Park Theatre; White Christmas, Dominion Theatre) as Sylvie. It’s 1980 in Elephant and Castle. Martin and best friend Debbie are getting… Read More

Interview With… Alice Sykes

The actress spoke to Love London Love Culture’s Emma Clarendon  about starring in ‘In Lipstick’ at the Pleasance Theatre.  Hi Alice – what can you tell me about ‘In Lipstick’?In Lipstick is a brilliant new play by Annie Jenkins about a woman called Maud who had found a new life for herself with my character, Cynthia. They create their own fantasy world for themselves, to escape from their pasts, and the play… Read More

NEWS: Pleasance Theatre Announces The Caledonian Express Festival

The Islington based theatre has announced details of its Edinburgh transfer festival – The Caledonian Express, which will take place at the venue from September.  Running from the 18th September until the 2nd December, the Caledonian Express brings some of the exciting shows from the Edinburgh Festival down to London. Crossing genre and form, there… Read More

Inside the Rehearsals of… Dames at the Pleasance Theatre

Opening at the Pleasance Theatre on the 17th April, rehearsals for Jamie Garven’s production of Charlotte Merriam’s debut play have begun. Here’s a glimpse of what has been happening.  It’s 2am on some idle Friday. Six women collide in the only place for honesty… a club toilet. Dames tells the story of six dysfunctional millennials struggling to… Read More

NEWS: Pleasance Theatre London Launches Season for New theatre Space

The Off-West End venue has announced the launch of its third theatre space – the eighty seat ‘Downstairs’.  Having been a part of London’s theatre community for over twenty years, the Pleasance Theatre in Islington has undergone a refurbishment to open its latest space to help develop and showcase new work. The theatre’s new space… Read More

PREVIEW: A Gym Thing, Pleasance Theatre

Following its run at the Edinburgh Festival in 2017, Tom Vallen’s play will arrive at the Pleasance Theatre from the 30th April.  Written and performed by Tom Vallen, A Gym Thing is an examination of the rising health concerns of gym addiction. Driven by a daily quest for perfection, Will takes us on a fast paced,… Read More

PREVIEW: So You Think You Know About Dinosaurs, Pleasance Theatre

Doctor Ben Garrod stars in this new family show which takes audiences on a pre-historic journey, playing at the Pleasance Theatre from the 16th to the 18th March as part of its UK tour.  Through this interactive show, Doctor Ben Garrod (with the help of film footage from BBC’s ‘Planet Dinosaur’ and photos of his own palaeontological… Read More