Road to Recovery is our new video/podcast series that chats with the Artistic Directors of London's Theatres about how our industry will bounce back after the pandemic. From The West End to The Fringe we speak with the leaders of our most cherished spaces to discuss the individual challenges as well as the collective effort in bringing Theatre back to London. 

Featured Episode:


New Writing showcase

Women's Writes Showcase 

9 extracts of new writing from female indetifying creatives.


Inspired by the recent effort to reach out and connect with people during this difficult time we’re showcasing a selection of Monologues, Duologues, Poems and Songs! 


Isolation by Ammerah Ali
The Things We Used to Say by Ruchira Mandal
Just me by Jennifer Sabir


Poem by Neil vicker

The Isolation song by sam Anna EDWin

Swallows Georgia Bishop


We Need to talk by Izzy Radford
When the curtain came down by RENU ARORA

Going Viral by Nick hayes


The third Date RulE by Polly Goss

Space by Adam bennett lea

a Meteoric break up by Ash Corristine

Radio plays

MAY 2019 - Time to change. 

Selected Monologues:

Francesca Dale -  Time To Change  - S3 Ep27

Performed by Amy Doyle 

Octavia Lamb - Women - only carriages - S3 Ep28

Performed by Rebecca Scroggs

Alex Garwood - Untitled - S3 Ep29

Performed by Sarita Plowman​

JANUARY 2019 - New Year Same Me 

Selected Monologues: 

Emily Jane Clark - Shell S3 Ep02 

Performed by Becky Black

Joshua Plummer - Samaritans - S3 Ep03

Performed by Toby Lee

Alis Davies - Seagulls - S3 Ep04

Performed by Amy Doyle

1 Minute monolouges 

Don't take my f*cking Avocado

Written & Performed by

Maria Laumark 

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First launching in January 2017 as the London Fringe Podcast, for 3

 years across over 100 episodes has shone the spotlight onto London fringe theatre and the people who make it. 

In January 2019 the Podcast was re-branded as The London Theatre Podcast, with the aim to broaden the conversation by including both West End & Off West End artists. 

From emerging talent to established theatre makers, whether you're new to the business and looking to learn more or simply staying up to date with all things theatre, this is the podcast that helps you connect with your industry.

Actors, Directors, Playwrights, Producers, Designers, Theatre Companies, Artistic Directors and many more make up the vibrant, diverse and challenging world of theatre in London.


Tom Hartwell - Host / Producer 

Tom graduated as an Actor from Mountview Academy of Theatre Arts in 2015. Since then he has worked extensively across London as an Actor & Playwright. 

Recent work includes: Before 30 ( United Solo Festival New York, Underbelly Edinburgh Fringe & Waterloo East Theatre, Flood (Tristan Bates Theatre), Contactless (Hen & Chickens and The Hillingdon Literary Festival), You Tweet My Face Space (Edinburgh Fringe & London tour). His writing has also been performed at various scratch nights including Theatre 503, The Arcola & Old Red Lion.

Tom created the Podcast to highlight the high standard of work across the fringe, inspire upcoming theatre makers and bring a greater sense of connection to the London Theatre community. 

Emma Zadow - Co-Host

Sarah Chapleo - Former Co-Host

Sarah Chapleo is a British Theatre Director. Telling real-life stories of lesser-heard voices in the most playful and surprising way possible. She is Associate Director at new-writing Theatre, Theatre N16, and her most recent work; Your Ever Loving by Martin McNamara, was nominated for Amnesty International's Freedom of Speech Award 2017. 

Sarah makes work which holds miscarriages of justice and bureaucracy up for inspection ; Theatre that makes most of it’s ‘liveness’; reaches out and pinches you. Work that  is agitating, bold and not very beautiful. 

Emma is an Actor having trained at Rose Bruford and Norton Centre of the Arts, Kentucky. Since graduating in 2015, she has worked internationally in the USA, Greece, Spain and on the London Fringe as an actor.


She is also a playwright from the Soho Theatre Writers Lab. Recent work includes Miss Irrelevant (Pleasance), Living Latino (King's Head Theatre), Love Me Tinder (Old Red Lion), Mengele (Edinburgh Fringe & International / UK Tour) and Shell Shock (SoHo Playhouse, New York). She was the recipient of the Fringe Encore Award 2017 for her performances in Mengele and Shell Shock.


Her writing has been performed at Theatre 503, The Arcola, Pleasance, Old Red Lion, King's Head Theatre and The Space. Emma is Co-Producer of Untold Stories New Writing Festival and seeks to find and bring to life new work that challenges, provokes and explores underrepresented communities and characters.