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 ....
Where do our best-loved performers of stage and screen go when they retire? The golf course? The beach? The fame drenched hills of Beverly Hills? A few maybe but many head for places such as Stollberg Hall Retirement Home for Theatrical Performers. But alas, Stollberg Hall is under threat of closure. What will become of the grand old house and its even grander residents? They do what any self-respecting company of once-were household-name entertainers do... devise a plan, to kidnap a celebrity and demand a ransom, that is so theatrical and entertaining that they might just pull it off! The ransom money will then be used to save their precious and much loved home. Doesn't such a bad idea, does it? But who could be their victim? Jeffrey Archer - Perfect! What on earth could go wrong? Performers Dora Bryan, Gorden Kaye, Ken Morley, Ray Alan, Lord Charles, Brian Cant, Sue Hodge, Peter Byrne, Tony Adams, Richard Grieve, Mike Edmonds, Brian Godfrey, Audrey Leybourne, Emily Trebicki. AuthorPaul Elliott.DirectorChris Colby.DesignAlan Miller Bunford.LightingColin Wood.