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 ....
They say the family that plays together, stays together. For Walter, the young tutor to a middle class English family, this saying is about to take on a deeper meaning. As relationships spiral out of control, the familyâs weekend retreat in the country rapidly becomes a battle field. Stanley is a self-made businessman incapable of expressing his emotions or compromising with others; his wife Louise imagines herself an intellectual, though her intelligence is more of an affectation than a reality. Stanley and Louise hire Walter, a teacher from Germany, as a tutor for their two teenage children, effeminate Clive and high-strung Pamela. Walter tries to ingratiate himself with the family, with little success; when he tries to get to know Louise better, she imagines that he's fallen in love with her, and she's deeply hurt when he confesses that he instead sees her as a motherly figure. Walter is eventually driven to the brink of suicide, which forces the family to reconsider their attitudes toward Walter and each other. Performers Martin Hutson, Jenny Quayle, Oliver Dimsdale, Richard Heffer, Jo Theaker. AuthorPeter Shaffer.DirectorDominic Hill.DesignTim Meacock.LightingPeter Hunter.