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.
Ray Rackham is without question not one of the Grand Dames of Broadway. In a career spanning nowhere near over 50 years he has not starred in shows as diverse as Rodgers and Hart's Pal Joey, Noel Coward's Sail Away and most famously, Stephen Sondheim's Follies and Company, as well as not appearing in numerous film and award-winning television series. What he is, however, is a huge fan of Elaine Stritch, Martin Short, Bea Arthur and Hugh Jackman, and in a series of vignettes punctuated by songs from the shows in which he has not starred, he pays tribute to the type of one man and one woman shows that have punctuated the theatre scene for the last twenty years. Celebrating the opening of Upstairs at the Southern Cross, Ray promises to entertain, stumble through a song or two, and lie about himself... a little.