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 ....
Up in the Yorkshire mining towns of 1960s Britain, a little hope was a dangerous thing. Social disintegration and disenchantment taught you to accept your lot; or else get the spirit kicked out of you. Yes, back then, life was certainly grim up North... Especially for our hero; streetwise school-kid Billy Casper. Emotionally neglected - bullied at school and at home - his is a pretty bleak existence; smoking, cadging money and getting into scraps...Until, that is, Kes comes along. Kes is a kestrel that Billy rears and trains; Kes is hope. Together, their friendship shines amid the gloom; but how long can it last...? Performers Adam Barlow (Billy), Paul Barnhill (Mr Farthing), Antony Bessick (Mr Crossley), Isobel Ford (Mrs McDowell), Christian Foster (Anderson), Ged McKenna (Mr Gryce), Jake Norton (Jud), Meriel Scholfield (Mrs Casper), Simeon Truby (Mr Sugden), James Wooldridge (McDowell). Book byBarry Hines (A Kestrel for a Knave).ProducerOldham Coliseum Theatre.DirectorKevin Shaw.DesignFoxton.