CORONAVIRUS: All UK venues closed on 16th March 2020 and there is currently no planned re-opening time though it will not be before 1st June 2020 and is most likely to be September (according to some West End producers).
Some shows have been cancelled, or closed early, but many are being rescheduled and we are trying to keep up with the changes - assume that anything posted for April to August is actually postponed or cancelled. It now looks likely that little will return till 2021.
Preparations are already well underway in the Norfolk village of Thursford for one of the nation's most lavish and highly anticipated annual Christmas events. Now in its 43rd year, Thursford Christmas Spectacular has already ordered in a whole new lighting experience and auditioned over 3000 performers this year, for what promises to be its most ambitious and extravagant show to date. Britain's Got Talent finalist Steve Hewlett is new to Thursford Christmas Spectacular for 2019. The wonderfully witty comedian and ventriloquist will introduce this year's speciality acts including one of the world's top acrobatic Cyr wheel specialists Billy George (as seen on BBC's Tumble, ITV's Britain's Got Talent, Get Your Act Together and as special guest on Diversity's UK Arena Tour Up Close and Personal) and the phenomenal, gravity-defying, international roller skating double act Royer and Emelie. Returning to the Christmas stage is leading theatre organist Phil Kelsall, dazzling audiences on The Mighty Wurlitzer, one of Thursford Collection's most prized possessions, the centre piece for the show and one of the largest remaining Wurlitzers in Europe. Entertaining visitors of all ages from across the globe, Thursford Christmas Spectacular has become one of Europe's biggest Christmas shows, it has been seen by over 5.7 million people since opening its doors in 1977 and regularly attracts up to 50 coaches a day from far and wide. With a production budget of This event takes place at Thursford Collection, Thursford, Fakenham, Norfolk NR21 0AS