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 ....
Bet and Al lead a hum-drum, if not claustrophobic, life with the friction in their relationship similar to the banter that goes on between all partners, until Bet wins a short holiday for two in Paris. It's their first time abroad, and they find themselves dealing with everyday French situations in an all too recognisably English way. But the break has profound effects on the way they look at the world around them; their horizons have opened up immeasurably, and once they return home can they settle back so easily into the life they once led? Contains adult language. Performers Shobna Gulati, Joe McGann. AuthorJohn Godber.ProducerDerby Theatre.ProducerPaul Tyrer.ProducerJamie Clark (for April in Paris Ltd).DirectorJohn Godber.
M Gibson (05Oct14): Fantastic performance on Tuesday 30 September 2014 at which the understudy for Joe McGann had to take over due to unforeseen circumstances. Shobna Gulati was wonderful as usual and so was the actor who 'stepped up' to play 'Al' on that night (Robert Ashcroft). His delivery and comic timing were superb and so was the audience reaction to him. Robert Ashcroft deserves acclaim as does the whole of Tuesday night's performance. It was a superb performance and an extremely appreciative audience.