What is London Toast Theatre
The LONDON TOAST THEATRE is one of the most successful English theatre companies in Europe, playing regularly to audiences of more than 60.000 a year at its home base in Copenhagen and to many more, throughout Denmark and other European countries.
The LONDON TOAST THEATRE was established in 1981 under the artistic direction of Vivienne McKee and the administrative direction of Søren Hall, as a platform for the presentation of Engllish language theatre to Scandinavian audiences.
Over the years the company’s repertoire has included, not only modern plays by such distinguished British playwrights such as Wesker, Pinter, Berkoff and Ayckbourn, but also productions of Shakespeare and corporate entertainment, musical cabarets, stand-up comedy shows and drama workshops.
Every year since 1982, the company presents an enormously successful Christmas show in English, which contains all the elements of British pantomime blended with Monty Python, Old Time Music Hall, Dario Fo, Comedia Del Arte, stand-up comedy and Danish humour.
The show is written and directed by Vivienne McKee and attracts sold-out houses for its entire run, and now has an almost cult-like status on the Danish theatre scene. The show is known as “THE CRAZY CHRISTMAS CABARET and offers a new story-line each year, taking, as its inspiration, well-known stories and folk-heros. For example:
Count Dracula in “A PAIN IN THE NECK” (1986)
King Arthur in “OH WHAT A K-NIGHT! (1991)
James Bond in “NEVER SAY BONDAGE IS NOT ENOUGH” (1993)
Sherlock Holmes in “THE CASE OF THE GREAT DANE” (1994)
Tarzan in “KING OF THE SWINGERS” (1998)
Captain Xavier Dicard in “SPACED OUT” (2000)
Phileas Fogg in "FOGG'S OFF!" (2007)
The show is now performed in the heart of Copenhagen, within the famous Tivoli Gardens, in the magnficent 1000 seat theatre, GLASSALEN - and forms part of the internationally renowned “Tivoli Gardens Christmas Season” - attracting thousands of people from all over the world.
In addition to its theatre work, the LONDON TOAST THEATRE offers corporate entertainment including cabarets, international stand-up comedians and Murder Mystery entertainment in castles and hotels in Denmark and Sweden.
The company’s voice-over agency, “SPEAKER’S CORNER”, provides English and American voices for dubbing and narration on commercials and films.
London Toast Theatre is proud of being part of the new theatre festival of Copenhagen CPH:STAGE
In 2015 we contributed with KILLING THE DANES 2 at Teatret ved Sorte Hest and also took part in the popular theatre flea market at Højbros Plads.