CORONAVIRUS: All UK venues closed on 16th March 2020 and there is currently no planned general re-opening time. Some venues are showing on-line productions or outside productions - even a few covid safe internal ones and a number of tours and shows have been rescheduled for later in 2020 and throughout 2021. A few pantomimes may be possible but we await a relaxing of the rules for theatres from the Government.
'The hushed twilight of a day in May is just beginning. The horizon hills are still rimmed by a faint line of flame, and the sky above them glows with the crimson flush of the sunset. Robert Mayo is discovered sitting on the fence. He is a tall, slender young man of twenty-three. There is a touch of the poet about him expressed in his wide forehead and wide, dark eyes.' Robert is about to start a new life across the ocean, whilst brother Andy is looking forward to settling on the family farm. But the realisation that they love the same woman results in them swapping lives as fate takes hold of the Mayo family. A powerful story of youthful dreams crashing into reality and the human spirit being tested almost beyond endurance, this is the play that formulated Eugene OâNeillâs tragic vision of America. Running time: 2hrs 40mins (inc. interval) Performers Joanna Bacon, Robin Bowerman, Gavin Harrison, James Jordan, Jacqueline King, Michael Malarkey, Michael Thomson, Liz White, Kira Caple, Sasha Willoughby. AuthorEugene O'Neill.ProducerRoyal and Derngate.DirectorLaurie Sansom.DesignSara Perks.LightingChris Davey.MusicJon Nicholls.SoundChristopher Shutt.