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 ....
The renowned restaurant critic, Masterchef judge and presenter of BBC Radio 4's The Kitchen Cabinet has one other skill. He's also a jazz pianist. Now Jay brings The Jay Rayner Quartet: Songs of Food and Agony, to the stage: an ensemble of top flight musicians performing tunes from the Great American food and drink songbook including ?Cantaloupe Island', ?Black Coffee', ?One For My Baby', and ?Save The Bones'. There will be standards from the likes of Johnny Mercer, Harold Arlen, Blossom Dearie and Dave Frishberg. Alongside anecdotes from his life being paid to eat out on somebody else's dime he also talks about growing up with a mother, Claire Rayner, who was an agony aunt and plays tunes that draw on the narratives of the problem page letter. Performers Pat Gordon Smith (singer), Robert Rickenberg (bassist), Dave Lewis (saxophonist).