Most anticipated shows of the week (18–24 June)

One of the great things about the Stagedoor app is the way it helps people keep track of everything they’re interested in seeing. You can add any show in London to our save list, and once you do the app will give you helpful reminders when they show is opening or closing.

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Love & Devotion in Dystopia

By Niki Campbell, content manager @Stagedoor

What is it that’s so delicious about dystopia?

The world of art has predicted, realised and moved through generations of dystopias, and we continue to create and dissect them now. We revel creatively in the pain and frustration, the chilling detail in our collective terror about the future. And why not…

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The Right Ingredients — The Croydonites Festival of New Theatre

By Ethan Taylor, Stagedoor Team.

Croydonites Festival of New Theatre is underway!

The festival, now in its second year, aims to present the works of bold and intrepid theatre companies whilst also providing a platform for local artists. At the helm is Anna Arthur, director of the festival with twenty five years’ worth of experience within the industry.

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The Theatrical Spectrum: Privilege And Pressure

By Ethan Taylor, Stagedoor Team.

On their website, Old Sole Theatre Company refer to something they call the ‘theatrical spectrum’. This is something that most are aware of but still like to pretend does not exist; theatre’s overwhelming tendency to categorise and pigeonhole. This is a musical. This is a ‘straight’ play. This is mainstream. This is fringe. Looking to see a comedy? Will that be satirical, political, restoration, bedroom, surrealist, deadpan, farcical, physical or improvisational? There are frankly more genres in theatre than there are celebrity castings.

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Is it for you? Your curated guide to the remaining of The Camden Fringe Festival.

By Evi Triantafyllides, Head of Community and Social.

Scroll through the shows, browse, read, decide which are made for you, bookmark and ❤ them on Stagedoor, and possibly…attend?

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Who Said life was easy?

By Niki Campbell, Content Manager @ Stagedoor.

The British Arts Council have had over £100m slashed from their budget. The BBC are spending £800m less per year and restricting budgets for new drama. An increase in online streaming has put pressure on the film and TV industries and people are struggling to afford theatre and cinema tickets. Meanwhile, drama schools are spitting out thousands of hopeful graduates, year after year, into a crowded industry, hoping for success in what has forever been described as ‘not a proper career.’

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Introducing: Stagedoor Circle

“There’s no better outing than a theatre outing and there’s no better way to go to the theatre than through a Stagedoor event.”

Well, we might have cheated a bit. Even though there’s a (very slight) possibility that this is a made up quote, it is our aim and our dream to make London theatre lovers feel this way.

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Stagedoor Discussions: Rochelle Bisson and Caroline Hanks-Farmer

The last discussion of 2015 is with Rochelle Bisson and Caroline Hanks-Farmer. We talked about their favourite theatre venues, actors to look out for, and must-see shows for this season. If you missed the previous ones, check out Discussion #1 and Discussion #2.

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