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 ....
Venice, Easter 1895. In the cafes around St Mark's Square, all the gossip among the English ex-pat community is about two mysterious arrivals in the city. There is surely more to 'Mr and Mrs Cleeve' than meets the eye. Agnes Ebbsmith is a young widow with a scandalous past of political activism and radical preaching. Travelling with her is Lucas Cleeve, an up-and-coming Tory MP who has abandoned his wife in London. Defying convention, Agnes and Lucas are refusing to marry, and living in a 'compact' together. But before long their peace is shattered by the arrival of Lucas's aristocratic family from London. This is a funny, dramatic, and utterly enthralling play by one of the greatest Victorian dramatists. This is its first ever revival and marks a major theatrical rediscovery. Arthur Wing Pinero was the foremost playwright of the Victorian theatre. The Notorious Mrs Ebbsmith was last performed by Mrs Patrick Campbell in the West End in 1895. Performers Rhiannon Sommers, Christopher Ravenscroft, Max Hutchinson, Richard Beanland, Julia Goulding, Peter Sandys-Clarke, Robert Benfield, Sarah Madigan, Niccolo Curradi. AuthorArthur Wing Pinero.Presented byPrimavera (in association with Jermyn Street Theatre).DirectorAbbey Wright.DesignCherry Truluck.CostumeVictoria Rhoades.LightingTim Mascall.SoundSimon Slater.