CORONAVIRUS: All UK venues closed on 16th March 2020 and there is currently no planned general re-opening time. Some venues are showing on-line productions or outside productions - even a few covid safe internal ones and a number of tours and shows have been rescheduled for later in 2020 and throughout 2021. A few pantomimes may be possible but we await a relaxing of the rules for theatres from the Government.
The story tells of Johnny joining up to go to World War One in spite of his love for peace, leaving behind his true love, Minny Belle in their rural town. Niave and idealistic, Johnny baffles the recruiters and commanders, but still winds up fighting in Europe, where he manages to halt the war temporarily by attacking a Generals meeting with Laughing Gas. When the leaders come to their senses, the war continues and Johnny is committed to an asylum where he is held for ten years. Meanwhile Minny Belle had married the dreary town capitalist. Johnny is released and becomes a toy maker, still trying to spread peace in an increasingly war like society.