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 ....
Don Gil of the Green Breeches is an exuberant comedy which blends mistaken identity, role-reversal, ghosts and green trousers. Dona Juana has fallen for the oldest trick in the book. The dashing Don Martin, the man she thought she was going to marry, has left her for the wealthy Dona ines. But Dona Juana is not the sort of woman to take this lying down... She pulls on a pair of green breeches and sets off to Madrid in hot pursuit of Don Martin, assuming the same name he is using to woo his new lover - a strategy which will either cause a change of heart or complete chaos... Written by Tirso de Molina, this deliciously anarchic and original comedy has been translated by Sean O'Brien, an award-winning English poet, critic and playwright. His prizes include the Somerset Maugham Award, the Cholmondeley Award, the Forward Poetry Prize and the T. S.Eliot Prize. Performers Hedydd Dylan (Donna Juana), Doug Rao (Don Martin), Katie Lightfoot (Donna Ines), William Hoyland (Don Pedro), Annie Hemingway (Donna Clara), Simon Scardifield (Don Juan), Chris Andrew Mellon (Quintana), Jim Bywater (Caramanchel/Don Diego), Nick Barber (Ossorio/Baliff), Frances McNamee (Clelia/Valdiviesa/Aguilara). AuthorTirso de Molina.ProducerBelgrade Theatre.ProducerRoyal Theatre Bath.ProducerArcola Theatre.TranslationSean O'Brien.DirectorMehmet Ergen.DesignMark Bailey.LightingBen Ormerod.SoundJon Nicholls.MusicJon Nicholls.DirectorLucy Cullingford.
Don Gil of the Green Breeches (Don Gil de la Calchas Verdes - 1615)