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 ....
A dark and stormy night. In his garage in Kent, Frank Charlton - a schoolteacher who threw away a promising academic career by daring to question the authorship of the Shakespeare plays - prepares for his daily broadcast. Through his subversive internet show, Frank continues to explore his obsession with the authorship, whilst attempting to dodge the âhelpfulâ attentions of his nutty neighbour Barry. Today, however, via the dramatic interaction of a lightning storm and the collective unconscious of the world-wide-web, Frank finds himself confronted with the real William Shakespeareâ¦ and the real Francis Bacon... then Edward de Vere, Earl of Oxford... and finally the real Mary Sidney... Mayhem ensues, as Frank tries to interview each of the four characters from the past - all of whom claim they wrote the plays - whilst his neighbour keeps interrupting and the police arrive investigating a mysterious body. Who is the real author? Can Frank restrain himself from murdering Barry long enough to take this historic opportunity and find out? Or will the police arrest him first? And what does Kirk Douglas have to do with all this? Performers Mark Rylance (Frank Charlton), Alex Hassel (Edward de Vere Earl of Oxford), Colin Hurley (William Shakespeare), Roddy Maude-Roxby (Sir Francis Bacon), Juliet Rylance (Mary Sidney), Sam Parks (Sergeant Trevor Freeman), Sean Foley (Barry Wild). AuthorFrank Charlton.Corporate SponsorHentys Corporate.ProducerChichester Festival Theatre.DirectorMark Rylance.DirectorMatthew Warchus.DesignJenny Tiramani.LightingPaul Pyant.SoundSimon Baker.DirectorSophie Motley (assistant).DesignLorna Heavey (video).ChoreographerSian Williams.MusicClaire van Kampen.
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