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 ....
Meet Harold Thropp. He was once the youngest dame in Britain- a time when he would add lines on his face to create character and chase Prince Charming up the palace steps in six-inch heels just because he could. Now he sticks to boots "I like to be as close to the ground as possible" he says. Sitting in his dingy basement dressing room, Harold prepares to become Widow Twankey for the final time. Now the wrong side of sixty he feels his best years are behind him. As he looks back on a life well lived Harold realises that sometimes letting go is the hardest thing to do... and in the glamorous world of theatre itâs easy to get left behind. Not suitable for children. Contains strong language and sexual references. Performers Kenneth Alan Taylor. AuthorPhilip Meeks.ProducerLakeside.ProducerYork Theatre Royal.DirectorMatt Aston.DirectorDamian Cruden.