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 ....
We all know her as star of stage and screen from Auntie Mame to Murder She Wrote but who is Angela Lansbury? Wartime evacuee at 9, cabaret star at 17, signed to MGM before she was 20, three-time Oscar nominee, star of musical theatre, serious drama and TV, granddaughter of one-time Labour leader George Lansbury and daughter of the celebrated West End beauty Moyna Magill, Dame Angela Lansbury has had a glittering career. Along the way there have been knockbacks and disappointments, but through it all she has always returned, supplementing her natural talent with resilience, determination and sheer hard graft. Celebrated chanteuse and mistress of dramatic cabaret, Fiona-Jane Weston looks into the life of this true showbiz legend and through songs and words and a little help from the Jessica Fletcher Appreciation Society, tries to understand the events and influences from the past which have formed the celebrated actress we all love today.