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 ....
Damned Publishing is a dramatised history of Britain's most innovative publisher, who produced such literary authors as Samuel Beckett, William Burroughs, Henry Miller, Eugen lonesco, many playwrights and political writers and innumerable books about the arts and the events of the last 50 years. John Calder introduced literature, very controversially, into the Edinburgh Festival - and was prosecuted for obscenity - with books that attacked army outrages in the British colonies, for bringing our American literature under threat from Senator Joe McCarthy, and was sued for libel for books challenging civic corruption. What was terrible then, is either comic or the stuff of high drama in retrospect. Performers Karen Fernald, Sean Barratt, Leonard Fenton, Claudia Menza, John Calder. AuthorJohn Calder.