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.
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 looking like a safe bet at the moment ;-)
Young theatre director Lewis is staging a production of Mozart's comic opera Cos? fan tutte. The catch? The cast are patients from a mental institution, none of whom can speak Italian... or sing. Can this unlikely cohort, including an obsessive-compulsive, a manic depressive and a junkie, pull it off? Or will a patient with a penchant for pyromania spoil all the fun? As Vietnam War protests rage outside and Lewis confronts the enormity of his task, he begins to realise the frightening and attractive power of madness, politics, theatre and love. Performers Guy Bass, Chelsea Blake, Isla Fisher, Rachel Gaffin, Michael Leslie, Stan Pretty, Dan Skinner, Paul Vaughan-Evans. AuthorLouis Nowra.DirectorTim Roseman.DesignAnna Fleischle.SoundLara Jackson.