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.
The story tells of Johnny joining up to go to World War One in spite of his love for peace, leaving behind his true love, Minny Belle in their rural town. Niave and idealistic, Johnny baffles the recruiters and commanders, but still winds up fighting in Europe, where he manages to halt the war temporarily by attacking a Generals meeting with Laughing Gas. When the leaders come to their senses, the war continues and Johnny is committed to an asylum where he is held for ten years. Meanwhile Minny Belle had married the dreary town capitalist. Johnny is released and becomes a toy maker, still trying to spread peace in an increasingly war like society. Performers Max Gold (Johnny Johnson), Lauren Ward (Minnie Belle), David Birrel (Dr McBray), Gay Soper (Aggie), Richard Stemp (Anguish), Myra Sands (Private Goldberger), Valerie Cutko (Nurse), Valda Aviks (Statue of Liberty), christian Walker (Sniper). MusicKurt Weill.AuthorPaul Green.DirectorIan Marshall fisher.Musical DirectorChris Walker.