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.
T01657302741 Billie’s story is one of escape and extremes. We focus on her turbulent life and her struggle to cope with poverty, violence, racism, alcoholism, drug abuse and a painful childhood, almost inevitably leading to successive abusive relationships in her adult life. When stripped of Hollywood tinsel, we see and understand the woman who was Billie Holiday. Not only a cultural icon but, through her songs, a beacon of hope to millions; from her traumatic childhood in the back streets of Baltimore to the colourful jazz scene of New York’s café society and Harlem’s Apollo theatre, all leading to a tragic yet moving premature demise at the age of 44.