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 ....
Former Poet Laureate. Andrew Motion, Poet Laureate (1999-09), introduces his latest book Laurels and Donkeys (Clutag Press), a collection of war poems presenting scenes from various conflicts of the 20th & 21st centuries - from the First World War to the wars in Iraq and Afghanistan. They evoke both shock at what Wilfred Owen called âthe pity of warâ and dismay at its recurrence. Sir Andrew also reads from The Cinder Path (Faber) shortlisted for the Ted Hughes Award for New Work in Poetry, his collection of essays Ways of Life: On Places, Painters and Poets, his autobiography In The Blood - A Memoir of My Childhood and answers questions about his writing and the role of Poet Laureate. Andrew Motion - Laurels and Donkeys website.