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 ....
At the height of eighteenth century London, the truth is a rare commodity. Rumour, gossip and backbiting abound in Richard Sheridan's classic, The School for Scandal. In the elegant salons of the upper classes, a tight-knit web of glamorous socialites, led by the incorrigible Lady Sneerwell, enjoy everything from a quiet game of Piquet to an outrageously fabricated character assassination. When the wealthy Sir Oliver returns to select which of his wayward nephews is to become his heir, he is unwittingly plunged into this dissolute world, where morality takes second place to double-crossing, intrigue and downright skulduggery. With a gabble of busy-bodies interfering in his task - the vivacious Lady Teazle, the lovable Sir Peter and the amorous Backbite - will Sir Oliver discover which of his nephews is worthy to be his heir, or will he be deceived by cleverly constructed appearances? Run time 50mins. Performers Belinda Lang (Lady Sneerwell), Timothy Speyer (Sir Oliver), Buffy Davis (Mrs Candor), Rachel Atkins (Mrs Rowley), Russell Bentley (Crabtree), Kirsty Besterman (Lady Teazle), Micheal Bryher (Benjamin Backbite), Jessica Clark (Maria), Daniel Gosling (Sir Peter Teazle), Harry Kerr (Charles Surface), Charlie Tighe (Snake). AuthorRichard Sheridan.CompanyRed Handed Theatre Company (in association with The Production Exchange and Park Theatre).DirectorJessica Swale.DesignSimon Kenny.LightingChristopher Nairne.CostumeFiona Russell.