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 ....
Written when Coward was only 19, The Rat Trap is the story of the marriage of a novelist and a playwright - Sheila and Keld. The play explores how professional jealousy threatens to destroy their relationship forever. Can a 'normal marriage' comprise two creative spirits, or will one have to bend to 'dull domesticity' - and will it inevitably be the woman who abandons her work? We follow Sheila's struggle to reconcile marriage and career, and Keld's attempt to balance popular success with the pressures of monogamy. Full of Coward's usual wit and merciless banter, I>The Rat Trap is a moving - and startlingly resonant - exploration of the timeless struggles of marriage. Running time approx. 2 hours with one interval Performers Heather Chasen, Olivia Darnley, Gregory Finnegan, Catherine Hamilton, Federay Holmes, Steven O'Neill, Kathryn Sumner. DirectorTim Luscombe.DesignChrystine Bennett.