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 ....
"One minute we had customers, the next minute there was no-one." In a lost village, blurred by redrawn borders, hidden under a crumb on the map, Bear Ridge Stores still stands. After a hundred years, the family butchers and grocers - a place for odds and ends, contraband goods, and the last petrol pump for 30 miles - is now silent. But owners John Daniel and Noni are not leaving. They are defiantly drinking the remaining whiskey and remembering good times, when everyone was on the same side and the old language shone. Outside in the dark, a figure is making their way towards them. A semi-autobiographical story about the places we leave behind, the indelible marks they make on us, and the unreliable memories we hold onto. Performers Rhys Ifans (John Daniel), Rakie Ayola (Noni), Jason Hughes (The Captain), Sion Daniel Young (Ifan William). AuthorEd Thomas.ProducerRoyal Court Theatre.ProducerNational Theatre Wales.DirectorVicky Featherstone.DirectorEd Thomas.DesignCai Dyfan.MusicJohn Hardy.SoundMike Beer.LightingElliot Griggs.