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 ....
Set on the banks of the Blackwater Co. Waterford, in the summer of 1666, Blackwater Angel is a fiction based loosely on the life of Plantation Irishman, Cromwellian Solidier and reluctant healer, Valentine Greatrakes. Returning from a triumphant visit to London, where he restores the blind to sight, the deaf to hearing and cripples to walk without crutches. Greatrakes is exhausted by and in awe of his gift and refuses to heal the hoards of afflicted who have overtaken his estate and clamour for this touch. The arrival of a company of English travelling players offers temporary diversion but when one of their number the foundling Angel Landy is struck down by a mysterious ailment Greatrakes is forced to confront the source of his unwanted gift. Blackwater Angel tells the story of miracles, loss of faith and the power of humanity to heal itself. The themes of loss and renewal resonate through the centuries, making it as relevant today as it would have been in Greatrakes' day. Performers Sean Campion (Greatrakes), Fiona O'Shaughness (Angel), Stephen Cavanagh, Kevin Colson, Riona Kearney, Aaron McCusker, Vicky Ogden, Laura Pyper, Joseph Rye, Catherine Walker. AuthorJim Nolan.ProducerAlces Productions (in association with Concordance).DirectorMark Giesser.DesignJohn Schleffer.DirectorAlex Marker (associate director).DirectorKate Wasserberg (assistant director).CostumeNeil Knudsen.MusicJoe Townsend.