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.
Back in the fifties and sixties, Revue was an essential part of London's varied theatre scene offering a fun filled evening. A simple format of sketches, songs and skits, the Shakespeare Revue is inspired by the Bard and put over with vigour, delight and panache by the accomplished performers. A rich vein of comic writing and song, much of it seems to be also a potted history of British entertainment styles. First presented by the Royal Shakespeare Company at the Barbican Centre and subsequently in the West End, this joyous words and music celebration gathers together some of the finest comic material inspired by the Bard. The evening continues with comic contributions from the cream of writing and performing talent such as Alan Bennett, Maureen Lipman, Ned Sherrin and Victoria Wood to name just a few. WebsiteThe Shakespeare Revue website. Performers Nicola Keen, Christopher Luscombe, Martin Connor, Jan Hartley, Malcolm McKee. AuthorChristopher Luscombe.AuthorMalcolm McKee.DirectorChristopher Luscombe.DirectorMalcolm McKee.CompanyThe Hiss and Boo Company.ChoreographerJenny Arnold.