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 ....
The remarkable tale of real life World War One hero Walter Tull - a talented officer on the battlefield and the first black outfield player in the First Division of the Football League. Tull's exceptional talent as a footballer led to him being signed by Tottenham Hotspur in 1909. His achievements on the pitch, both as a sportsman and a gentleman, soon became recognised in the national press. One journalist, reporting on a match against Bristol City, stated "Tull is so clean in mind and method as to be a model for all white men who play football whether they be amateur or professional." When the Great War broke out in 1914 Tull signed up and soon demonstrated a natural flair to lead and inspire. Despite military regulations forbidding "any negro or person of colour" becoming an infantry officer, Tull's heroism in battle was rewarded in May 1917. Overcoming racial prejudice and military rules he was commissioned as a Second Lieutenant and became one of the first black British officers in the British army in the First World War. Tull remained unmarried however the play explores his relationship with suffragette Annie Williams, his landlady and close companion, with whom he found a kinship despite the many restrictive social conventions they faced. Performers John Branwell, Tristan Brooke, Colin Connor, Fiona Hampton, Kieran Hill, Nathan Ives-Moiba, Marc Small, Anna Tierney. AuthorPhil Vasili.ProducerOctagon Theatre Bolton.DirectorDavid Thacker.DesignCiaran Bagnall.LightingCiaran Bagnall.SoundAndy Smith.CostumeMary Horan.MusicAdrian Johnston.