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 ....
Two officers wager that their lovers would be faithful while they're away, and decide to test them. Faking a sudden departure to battle they return disguised to try and seduce each other's partners. The results quickly get out of hand.
Audience Today (28Jun05): BRITISH YOUTH OPERA
British Youth Opera was founded in 1987 by Denis Coe to help young singers and instrumentalists gain experience by rehearsing and performing a full scale opera production. Over the years it has gained the respect and support of the major British opera companies and music colleges and 2005 sees the company’s nineteenth Summer Season.
Since 1987 a steady stream of the UK’s most outstanding emerging artists have launched their career at BYO. Accompanied by the Southbank Sinfonia, the BYO 2005 Summer Season promises excellent singing and exciting productions: This season’s operas tell timeless tales of friendship, loyalty, love and loss, and the tragic consequences that unfold. Charles-François Gounod’s masterpiece Roméo et Juliette, based on Shakespeare’s play, is sure to enchant you with lyrical and dramatic music, while the charm of Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart’s Così fan tutte is perfectly embodied by the young singers - who better to portray the first pangs of love, betrayal and infidelity?
Judging by the level of their pre-season concert on 27th June there should be a high standard at their September performances. Look out for Erica Eloff ,Anna Stephany, James Robinson and Kishani Jayasinghe in Cosi.
Gavin Roebuck, Editor Audience Today