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 ....
Twenty-five years ago a group of friends celebrated the end of their university careers with a wild week in a barn half-way up a mountain in West Wales. A week of madness, mayhem and music, recorded on a C90 cassette and buried in a biscuit tin at the top of a hill with a pledge - "Wherever we are in twenty-five years' time we'll come back here on Midsummer's Eve and create the B side". And now we see those old friends return, a little rounder, a bit more rueful but with their passion for life, love and music still smouldering inside. As the biscuit tin gives up its secrets, old passions catch fire, past resentments return and the songs begin to fly. Will this reunion change their lives? Will the album ever be finished? And what on earth can they play that cassette on? This musical is a celebration of friendship, survival and the power of song, written especially for a company of multi-skilled actor-musicians in the New Wolsey house style; with music like the ballads of Joni Mitchell and the summer feel good fun of Mumford and Sons. Performers Alex Bourne, Yvette Robinson, Peter Peverley, Jane Milligan, Glenn Carter, Adam Keast. Book byPeter Rowe.LyricsPeter Rowe.MusicBen Goddard.ProducerNew Wolsey Theatre.DirectorPeter Rowe.DesignDawn Allsopp.CostumeDawn Allsopp.SoundBobby Aitken.LightingNick Richings.Musical DirectorBen Goddard.