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 ....
Irish poet Patrick Kavanagh was born in Inishkeen on the 21st October 1904. On Raglan Road explores Kavanagh's obsession with his muse and inspiration, Hilda Moriarty. The play also details Kavanagh's rivalry with another Irish writer of the time, Brendan Behan. A play full of pathos, mixed with poetry and song. Patrick Kavanagh was born in the village of Inniskeen, Co Monaghan and is now regarded as Ireland's most important poet after WB Yeats. The son of a shoemaker and small farmer, he moved to Dublin in his mid thirties where he lived in poverty for most of his life, surviving on handouts, the occasional bit of journalism, but mostly being supported by his younger brother, Peter. On Raglan Road is a poem about his thwarted love affair with Hilda Moriarty, which was doomed from the start. Always a controversial figure, Kavanagh was hated as much as loved in Dublin, and his long-running feud with Brendan Behan is well-chronicled.