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 ....
Grimm's fairytale of a brother and sister who get lost in the woods. This year, the Lyric Theatre returns to a well-known and much-loved traditional fairy tale, Hansel + Grettel. Paul Boyd's musical of Hansel + Grettel has been staged in eight professional productions since it premiered in 1997 and has consistently been one of his most successful productions. The Lyric Theatre's 1999 version broke box office records and remains the most commercially successful musical production ever staged in the Lyric's long history, achieving 98% ticket sales over an extended nine week run. Hansel + Grettel is a full-length musical that tells the story of two clever children, two desperate parents, and an ill-advised trip into the woods where the children meet a bird, a frog and a witch with a most unusual taste in home decor. The show is performed by a multi-roleplaying cast of six and features the songs 'A World Without Children' and 'The Wish Song' as well as Hansel + Grettel's ballad 'Lost and Alone', Fats the Frog's 'The Greens', and the Witch's hysterical show-stopper 'Children's Portions' - all rounded off with Paul Boyd's most popular and exciting mega-mix finale! Running time: approx 90mins including interval. Performers Ciara Louise Baxter, Patrick Corey, Christopher Finn, Jane Milligan, Christina Nelson, Tommy Wallace. ProducerLyric Belfast.MusicPaul Boyd.DirectorPaul Boyd.Musical DirectorMatthew Reeve.DesignDavid Craig.CostumeDavid Craig.LightingConleth White.ChoreographerSarah Johnston.