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 and May is actually postponed or cancelled. Pantomimes are possible but a few venues and shows may not return and larger venues and tours are unlikely to re-appear before 2021 though we have some hope for some panto ....
Come and listen to John Challis talk about his life, before he was famous John had short lived careers as an estate agent and a grocer's assistant. He eventually decided that acting was the way to go and very quickly secured a role in the West End and joined the Royal Shakespeare Company. One of John's biggest disappointments came when he landed a part in The Beatles' Magical Mystery Tour - even getting to meet John, Paul and Ringo- before being told that he couldn't be released from his current acting contract to take the role. John did however appear in The Sweeney, Citizen Smith and Doctor Who. And of course the role that is best known for, Boycie in Only Fools And Horses.Which lead to the show Green Green Grass. Boycie is the local second hand car dealer and for a long time was the richest man Del Boy knew. Boycie, although well-off and arrogant with it, is still a wide boy at heart and enjoys the company of Del and his mates.