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 ....
"How the match blazed and burned! It gave out a warm, bright flame like a little candle, as she held her hands over it. A wonderful little light it was." A little girl walks barefoot through the streets of a village, offering her matches to passers-by. Frozen from the cold, she rests in a nook and strikes a match to keep warm. Dancing in the light of the flame are her memories, her imagination, her story. Meanwhile, deep in the snowy forests of Denmark, wayward travellers are telling stories too. Stories to warm the heart and strengthen the soul. Stories that stretch the imagination far and wide - stories that might just keep the little match girl alive... AuthorHans Christian Andersen.Book bySimon David Eden.MusicFrancesca Rogerson.LyricsSimon David Eden.CompanyAct Three (The Yvonne Arnaud Youth Theatre).DirectorLucy Betts.Musical DirectorDavid Perkins.