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 ....
Brilliant Dr Stockmann, Chief Medical Officer of the Baths, has made a shocking scientific discovery about the standards of sanitation at the popular local spa. Luckily technology has a ready solution: the polluted baths must close immediately, so cleansing and rebuilding work can be carried out. But not everyone sees things quite so simply. What about the impact of closure on tourism, property and commerce? What about the town's wider image and reputation? Dr Stockmann's brother, the Mayor, has one drastic response. The local tradespeople and property owners have another. Now it is up to the liberal press. Dare they print the facts Dr Stockmann has uncovered, and let the public make up their own minds? Ibsen's thrilling play is a searing examination of the intricate workings of power and influence, and an investigation into who holds real authority in society. . Performers David Birrell (Peter Stockmann), John Branwell (Morten Kiil), Colin Connor (The Drunk), Barbara Drennan (Katrine Stockmann), Rob Edwards (Tomas Stockmann), Harry Long (Billing), John McArdle (Aslaksen), Marc Small (Captain Horster), David Nabil Stuart (Hovstad), Anna Wheatley (Petra Stockmann). AuthorHenrik Ibsen.Adapted byArthur Miller.ProducerOctagon Theatre Bolton.ProducerUniversity of Bolton.DirectorDavid Thacker.DesignJames Cotterill.LightingJason Taylor.Stage ManagerSophia Horrocks (deputy stage manager).DirectorJune West (casting director).DirectorPeter Hunt (casting director).