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Theatre News: RSC’s Imperium transfers into the West End 

13 Mar 18

Mike Poulton’s two-part play transfers from Stratford…

Theatre News: Equus revival to feature in new English Touring Theatre season 

12 Mar 18

The show will open at Theatre Royal Stratford East…

Review: Review: The Duchess of Malfi (Swan Theatre) 

9 Mar 18

John Webster’s 17th-century play is revived in Stratford…

Theatre News: Theatre Royal Stratford East announces Stronger than Fear festival 

10 Jan 18

The festival will aim to channel hope and positivity throughout February…

Arcadia 10th Anniversary Festival at Queen Elizabeth Olympic Park 

12 Dec 17

Be wowed by Arcadia’s pyrotechnics and acrobatics set to dance music, in two mesmerising shows.

Review: Review: Rapunzel (Theatre Royal Stratford East) 

12 Dec 17

Theatre Royal Stratford East’s pantomime stars regular Michael Bertenshaw…

Features: Harlem Guys and Dolls, Menier’s Barnum and more in this week’s top openings 

4 Dec 17

Stratford East’s panto returns and Sally Cookson takes us into Narnia…

★★★★ Binaural Dinner Date at Theatre Royal Stratford East 

19 Nov 17

Binaural Dinner Date ★★★★ Theatre Royal Stratford East 16 November – 3 December | Times Vary | £10 Book Tickets ‘What’s the worst that could happen?’ Leading immersive and digital theatre masters ZU-UK, in their latest production…

Review: Review: Reasons to be Cheerful (Theatre Royal Stratford East) 

26 Oct 17

Graeae’s touring production, featuring the music of Ian Dury and the Blockheads, returns to Theatre Royal Stratford East…

Theatre News: Cast announced for Theatre Royal Stratford East’s Rapunzel 

20 Oct 17

The pantomime will be directed by the venue’s associate director Pooja Ghai…

Features: The Hartlepool Monkey: How a set can tell its own story 

14 Sep 17

The show opens in Stratford ahead of a UK tour…

World Taekwondo Grand Prix and World Para Taekwondo Championships at Copper Box Arena 

4 Sep 17

Taekwondo returns to Queen Elizabeth Olympic Park with four days of world-class action.

Elrow Town London at Queen Elizabeth Olympic Park 

28 Jul 17

Step into an eccentric world of music, games and performances at this quirky two-day festival.

Review: Review: Summer in London (Theatre Royal Stratford East) 

19 Jul 17

Rikki Beadle-Blair’s latest show stars an all-trans cast…

Get 20% off Summer In London tickets from 8-21 July 

5 Jul 17

Summer in London Theatre Royal Stratford East 8-29 July | Times Vary | £10-£25 Book Tickets “A hilarious new romcom play – think The Inbetweeners meets a modern A Midsummer Night’s Dream – with an all trans cast” Join four cheeky lads …

The Who’s Tommy at Theatre Royal Stratford East | Theatre review 

15 Jun 17

This disappointing rendition of The Who’s famous rock opera is probably one to be avoided for most but may hold some important lessons for others.

Theatre News: Nadia Fall appointed artistic director of Theatre Royal Stratford East 

14 Jun 17

The director will take over from Kerry Michael who leaves the position at the end of this year…

Interviews: Kerry Michael: ‘I can’t think about life after Stratford East just yet’ 

8 Jun 17

The artistic director of Theatre Royal Stratford East talks about Tommy and his plans for leaving the theatre in December…

Interviews: Emma Donoghue: ‘Room is about the power of imagination, it belongs on stage’ 

18 May 17

The Academy Award-nominated writer talks to us about the stage adaptation of her novel, Room , currently playing at Theatre Royal Stratford East…

Review: Review: Room (Theatre Royal Stratford East) 

11 May 17

Emma Donoghue’s novel about a woman kept in the same room for seven years gets its stage premiere…

Photos: Exclusive: First look at Room at Theatre Royal Stratford East 

8 May 17

Emma Donoghue’s story is about a woman who has been kidnapped and locked in a room for seven years…

Le Gateau Chocolat: Black at Theatre Royal Stratford East | Theatre review 

6 Apr 17

He possesses enough charisma to outshine a basket of Labrador puppies and more sass than you could shake a perfectly coifed wig at, but Le Gateau Chocolat’s fabulousness competes with an immovable darkness.

Emeli Sandé at Brixton Academy | Live review 

22 Mar 17

Supporting her critically acclaimed latest album Long Live the Angels , Emeli Sandé continued her triumphant comeback with a sold-out night at Brixton Academy.

Theatre News: Casting announced for world premiere of Emma Donoghue’s Room 

7 Mar 17

Donoghue’s adaptation of her own novel will open at Theatre Royal Stratford East…

Theatre News: New musical development organisation announces partnership with Theatre Royal Stratford East 

21 Feb 17

In its inaugural year, the New Musical Development Collective will be hosted at the east London theatre…

Review: Review: The Bubbly Black Girl Sheds Her Chameleon Skin (Theatre Royal Stratford East) 

9 Feb 17

Kirsten Childs’ poppy musical gets its European premiere…

Video: In rehearsals with The Bubbly Black Girl Sheds Her Chameleon Skin 

6 Feb 17

Kirsten Childs’ musical gets its London premiere at the Theatre Royal, Stratford East…

Theatre News: Kerry Michael steps down as artistic director of Theatre Royal Stratford East 

3 Feb 17

Michael will leave the theatre at the end of 2017…

Theatre News: Cast announced for The Bubbly Black Girl Sheds Her Chameleon Skin 

16 Dec 16

Kirsten Childs’ musical will open at the Theatre Royal Stratford East in February…

Review: Review: Sinbad the Sailor (Theatre Royal Stratford East) 

12 Dec 16

Kerry Michael directs Stratford East’s annual pantomime…

Features: Ten things you need to make a pantomime actually good 

6 Dec 16

Artistic director of Theatre Royal Stratford East Kerry Michael is a veteran at pantomimes.

KENZO x H&M launches today 

3 Nov 16

The much-anticipated KENZO collaboration with HM launches today.

Interview with Ellen Thomas, star of The Hotel Cerise 

2 Nov 16

The Hotel Cerise – On now at Theatre Royal Stratford East.

Netflix’s The Crown premiere: Matt Smith and Claire Foy interviews 

1 Nov 16

This evening the new Netflix series The Crown , which tells the human story behind the royal veneer of Queen Elizabeth and her family, premiered in London.

Hamlet at Tara Theatre | Theatre review 

30 Oct 16

Shakespeare’s Hamlet is reimagined once again, this time by an all-black cast and creative team, resulting in a powerful staging of the bard’s psychological tragedy as well as a statement on the politics of representation.

Review: Review: The Hotel Cerise (Theatre Royal Stratford East) 

26 Oct 16

Bonnie Greer’s new play is a modern re-telling of Chekhov’s The Cherry Orchard…

Enjoy a visit to Wembley: It’s not only about football 

20 Oct 16

London is one of the world’s most exciting cities, with a great variety of areas to visit, such as the West End or the City of London .

Theatre News: EastEnders’ Ellen Thomas cast in world premiere of new Bonnie Greer play 

12 Sep 16

The Hotel Cerise will open at Theatre Royal Stratford East…

Review: Review: Counting Stars (Theatre Royal Stratford East) 

2 Sep 16

Atiha Sen Gupta’s play opens your eyes to some truths about nightclub toilet attendants…

Features: Let’s Talk About Sets: Diego Pitarch on Counting Stars 

1 Sep 16

The designer of the latest show at the Theatre Royal Stratford East explains how he has turned the stage into a nightclub…

Photos: Photos: First look at Counting Stars at Theatre Royal, Stratford East 

1 Sep 16

The play follows the relationship of two Nigerian immigrant toilet attendants…

England v Australia in the Four Nations at Queen Elizabeth Olympic Park 

11 Aug 16

This November see England take on Australia in the Four Nations.

Theatre News: New Bonnie Greer play in Theatre Royal Stratford East season 

7 Jul 16

This year’s panto has also been confirmed as Sinbad the Sailor…

Review: Love N Stuff (Theatre Royal, Stratford East) 

8 Jun 16

Tanika Gupta returns to Stratford East with her revised 2013 comedy…

BeachEast at Queen Elizabeth Olympic Park 

3 Jun 16

The UKs largest urban beach returns to Queen Elizabeth Olympic Park.

The Government Inspector at Theatre Royal Stratford East | Theatre review 

25 May 16

The charming Theatre Royal Stratford East has presented a delightful adaptation of the celebrated moral satire, The Government Inspector , written by Nikolai Gogol – and with innovative use of audio description, captioning and British Sign …

Make the Future at Queen Elizabeth Olympic Park 

20 May 16

A new interactive four-day festival about bright ideas for tomorrow’s energy challenges comes to London.

Great Newham London Run at The Olympic Stadium 

16 May 16

Go for gold and run 10k or the Family Run 2k at The Olympic Stadium.

London short term rental prices compared 

13 May 16

There’s always been a difference between property prices in London and the rest of the country, and in recent decades the gap has continued to widen.

The Buskers Opera at Park Theatre | Theatre review 

6 May 16

The Buskers Opera , a contemporary revitalisation of John Gay’s 1728 satirical classic The Beggars Opera , places the London 2012 Olympic Games under scrutiny while treating the age-old dilemma of an artist’s integrity in the face of recognition …

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