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 ....
In 1962 England, Vic Brown woos Ingrid Rothwell, a typist from the factory where he works. The pair begin a relationship but Vic soon realises that to him, Ingrid is just a conquest. Ingrid discovers she is pregnant with Vic's baby and he reluctantly proposes. They are forced into a marriage that neither is ready for and Vic doesn't even want. Then tragedy strikes and Ingrid loses the baby. Trapped by circumstance, the pair decide to settle for 'A Kind Of Loving'. Set against a backdrop of the bleak industrial north, A Kind Of Loving captures the heart and soul of West Yorkshire as it portrays a working class couple in a new genre of realism that was nicknamed 'Kitchen Sink Drama'. The story garnered critical acclaim for both the novel and the film version starring Alan Bates and June Ritchie. The late Stan Barstow was born in 1928 in Horbury and attended Ossett Grammar School. A Kind Of Loving was his most successful novel, providing a springboard for the rest of his writing career. This new adaptation for the stage by John Godber retains all the authenticity of the story and remains true to the original novel. Book byStan Barstow.Presented byTheatre Royal Wakefield.CompanyJohn Godber Company.Adapted byJohn Godber.