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.
Swive - (archaic, transitive) To copulate with (a woman). (archaic, transitive, dialectal ) To cut a crop in a sweeping or rambling manner, hence to reap; cut for harvest. Sex as power in the reign of Elizabeth I. Elizabeth was a political mastermind and monarchic force who reigned supreme for 45 years, and yet she still felt that her power ultimately resided in her beauty. Swive interrogates the power of aesthetics in gaining and maintaining control in a patriarchy. The power of kings is never predicated on their appearance. In Swive, Hickson shines candlelight on the savage pressure that women are under to sell themselves on their least interesting quality. If beauty is the key to survival, how do you hold on to what time will take away? Performers Nina Cassells, Abigail Cruttenden, Michael Gould, Colin Tierney. AuthorElla Hickson.ProducerShakespeare's Globe.DirectorNatalie Abrahami.CostumeSian Harris.DirectorAnthony Lau (assistant).MusicAngus MacRae.OtherPrema Mehta (candle consultant).DirectorAnna Morrissey (movement director).DesignBen Stones.DirectorSian Williams (associate movement director).OtherEmma Woodvine (voice).