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 ....
In this comedy of sex and politics, an anxious group of relations and dependants struggle for supremacy in a garden in the north of England, where Toby, a sprightly 91 year old, wants to keep young by buying and tending a part of the big garden next door, owned by Gerald, who is trying to bed as many attractive women as possible, in between buying up small shops in the far east to turn them into big supermarkets so that the populace will buy his refrigerators. Daniel struggles to get past chapter two of the book he is writing and hang on to Joyce, whose old aunt Molly fancies Daniel and wants the daily sacked for incompetence, while Roderick looks on helplessly as his wife Ariadne, who is into amateur dramatics, sets her sights on lecherous Gerald. All of them seem to seek re-assurance that they mean something, if they could only think what it is... Performers Robert Benfield, Miranda Foster, Vilma Hollingbery, David Leonard, Robin Parkinson, Jack Sandle, Even Shickle, Octavia Walters. AuthorDavid Cregan.ProducerOrange Tree Theatre.DirectorJoyce Branagh.DesignSam Dowson.