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 ....
Vaudeville double act Carmela and Paulino are captured by Franco s forces during the Spanish Civil War. Compelled to put on a show for the fascist army, they rehearse their material - music, songs, flamenco dances, and bizarre comedy sketches. But then, how can Carmela be dead? Ay Carmela! is a darkly hilarious and poignant testimonial to the brutal futility of war, which movingly reveals the failure of the living to learn from the dead. Funny, poetic and elegant, Steve Trafford s new translation brings Sinisterra s wonderful text vividly to life. AuthorJose Sanchis Sinisterra.ProducerYork Theatre Royal and Ensemble.DirectorSteve Trafford.