The London Theatre Presents...

The London Theatre is a 37-seat, purpose-built fringe theatre in New Cross, which opened 18 months ago. Since then, they've developed a reputation for staging a diverse range of productions, including a number of plays in other languages such as Russian, German and Italian. We thought it was time to talk to Harry Denford, its artistic director, about its progress. He explains:

"We have an artistic policy of bringing well known but hardly ever performed plays to the local community. We also give professional actors a chance at performing some of the meatier roles.

"Our new season, for example, includes three Shakespeare plays, a Beckett and also the famous '4:48 Psychosis' which only a number of theatres have been allowed to stage since the writer, Sarah Kane's death. 

"The theatre is also are the base for The London Comedy Course' which teaches over 500 new stand up comics a year in association with 'Up The Creek' in Greenwich and we have our own well stocked bar serving CAMRA approved bottled ales and Meantime draft beer, which is purely for the use of the theatre audiences attending productions. And just to add to the eclectic nature of our work, we also run a monthly flamenco night which always sells out."

In March, the theatre will be staging Macbeth and a production called The Raft. For full details, click here.