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 ....
When Mark's father developed progressive supranuclear palsy, the comedian organized a concert in the family home to try and find his father again. This work delves into the favourite operatic themes of family, love, death and art. Bravo Figaro! developed from an account that Mark gave as part of the Royal Opera House's annual Deloitte Ignite in 2011. It is a poignant and personal tale of his father's unlikely love of opera. Mark's father Colin was a self-employed builder, with a passion for Verdi, Rossini, Puccini and Mozart. When diagnosed with progressive supranuclear palsy, his life began to crumble. As his father descended into dementia, Mark staged a concert to try to connect to him through music. AuthorMark Thomas.Presented byRoyal Opera House.