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

PREVIEW: Dames, Pleasance Theatre

Siberian Lights will bring the world premiere of Dames to the Pleasance Theatre in Islington from the 17th April.  This debut play by Charlotte Merriam celebrates females with no filters and tells the story of six dysfunctional millennials who collide, bond and clash. Bridesmaids with less glamour, Women with less to say, A play with much less humour.… Read More

PREVIEW: Spiked, Pleasance Theatre

Written, designed and directed by mothers, Félicité du Jeu’s Spiked comes to the Pleasance Theatre from the 16th April.      Presented by Pepperbox Theatre and with the help of charities including Islington Giving and the Cripplegate foundation, mothers in Islington and in the audience will be invited to participate in a survey about their take on… Read More

REVIEW: The Lost Boy Peter Pan, Pleasance Theatre

Written and directed by Alexandra Spence-Jones, this reimagining of JM Barrie’s classic story is imaginative but somehow loses the sparkle of the original story.  This latest lively production of Peter Pan presented by Action to the Word has certainly plenty of interesting ideas about reimagining the story for a 2017 audience, including featuring contemporary music… Read More