The Pentameters Theatre was founded in 1968 and is still run by artistic director Leonie Scott-Matthews, a well known Hampstead resident. It is a 60-seat venue and is a fringe theatre in the London Borough of Camden, located above the Three Horseshoes public house in Hampstead. The theatre has a reputation for producing revivals, poetry, music events and cutting-edge new plays.
In recent years, Pentameters theatre has become primarily known for its productions of classic revivals, mainly by the touring company Traffic of the Stage, including John Edmunds' sell-out new translation of Molière's The Misanthrope with Finty Williams, One Person with Michael Deacon, the award-winning production of Yeats' plays, and the award-winning new play Steinberg's Day of Atonement.
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