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 ....
Antony Tudor's The Leaves are Fading opens this programme with a new ballet by Christopher Wheeldon providing the central focus for this programme. Wheeldon has been an integral part of The Royal Ballet's commitment to new choreography. His last new work for The Royal Ballet formed part of the New Works programme in the Linbury Studio Theatre in 2000. He has also created several ballets in America where he has danced with New York City Ballet since 1993, and has recently been given the title of Resident Choreographer. Frederick Ashton's A Month in the Country is a shimmering distillation of Turgenev's deeply poignant Russian comedy of long summer afternoons, when a young tutor falls headlong for an older woman trapped in a loveless marriage. Danced to a score by Chopin this initially restrained yet increasingly eloquent ballet offers great opportunities for dramatic dancers.