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. Former Poet Laureate Andrew Motion introduces his latest book of poems, The Cinder Path (Faber, 16 April â09) and a new collection of essays, Ways of Life: On Places, Painters and Poets. He talks about his acclaimed autobiography In The Blood - A Memoir of My Childhood and answers questions about his writing and his role as Laureate. Andrew Motion was appointed Poet Laureate in 1999. âI see myself as town crier, can-opener and flag-waver for poetryâ. His poetry has received the Arvon /Observer Prize, the John Llewelyn Rhys Prize and the Dylan Thomas Prize. He is Professor of Creative Writing at Royal Holloway and recently co-founded The Poetry Archive. Andrew Motion - The Cinder Path website.