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 ....
19th Century Paris. Behind the counter of a small dusty haberdasher's shop near the Seine in the dank, narrow Passage du Pont Neuf, sit Madame Raquin and her beautiful niece Therese whom she has married off to her sickly son Camille in a loveless match. While he is out working, Therese serves in the shop and the monotony is only broken on Thursday nights, when Madame plays dominoes with a strange assortment of old friends. On one such Thursday, Camille brings a childhood friend to the party - the bluff and attractive Laurent. He inspires such an incredibly powerful passion in Therese that she abandons all her inhibitions and her loyalties. This brutal and overwhelming passion overturns all their lives and has results nobody could have foreseen. Performance Length: approx: 2 and a half hours with one interval. Performers Julie Atherton (Therese Raquin), Lila Clements (Suzanne), Claire Greenway (River Woman), Tara Hugo (Madame), Ellie Kirk (River Woman), Jeremy Legat (Camille), Ben Lewis (Laurent), Gary Tushaw (Grivet), Verity Quade (River Woman), Matt Wilman (Oarsman). MusicCraig Adams.MusicCraig Adams.Book byNona Shepphard (based on the novel by Emile Zola).LyricsNona Shepphard.CompanyTheatre Bench (in association with Neil McPherson for the Finborough Theatre).DirectorNona Shepphard.MusicCraig Adams (orchestration).DesignLaura Cordery.LightingNeil Fraser.