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 to August is actually postponed or cancelled. It now looks likely that little will return till 2021.
On Friday 13th September 1940, the cruise ship City of Benares set sail for Canada. Onboard were 90 evacuees escaping the relentless bombing and dangers of war torn Britain. Four days into the crossing, the ship was torpedoed and sank. Only seven of the evacuees survived. Two girls, Bess Walder and Beth Cumming, spent 19 terrifying hours in the water on an upturned lifeboat. They willed each other to survive. Lifeboat is inspired by the true story of their friendship, courage and the twist of fate that allowed them to live to tell their tale. Recommended for age 10+ Performers Suzanne Robertson, Isabelle Joss. AuthorNicola McCartney.ProducerCatherine Wheels.ProducerBrunton Theatre Musselburgh.DirectorGill Robertson.DesignKaren Tennent.MusicDavid Trouton.LightingJeanine Davies.CostumeAlison Brown.