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 ....
Part of the BBC Proms. Long a resident of the Orkney Islands, the Master of The Queen's Music, Sir Peter Maxwell Davies, celebrates his 75th birthday today by conducting Mendelssohn's sea-sprayed Hebridean overture and the UK premiere of his own new violin concerto, inspired by traditional Orkney folk and fiddle music. It was written for tonight's soloist, Daniel Hope, and commissioned by Mendelssohn's old orchestra, the Leipzig Gewandhaus, with which they give the work's premiere in August. Proms debutant Garry Walker, the RPO's Permanent Guest Conductor, completes the concert with Sibelius's surging 'swan hymn' symphony. Approx finish time: 20:45. Broadcast Live on BBC Radio 3. There will be an interval.