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 ....
â... I count myself a lucky man to have worked with a man as talented, funny and good natured as Johnnie Hamp.â Michael Parkinson. During a show business career spanning six decades Johnnie Hamp has worked with most of the major British and American stars including; The Beatles, Woody Allen, Burt Bacharach, Ella Fitzgerald, Count Basie and Peter Sellers as well as creating the award-winning series The Comedians. Although a talented television presenter and variety artiste Johnnie Hamp is best known as a top television producer. Devising over two thousand programmes he was responsible for the first major appearances of countless artistes as well as interviewing Hollywood heavyweights including Gene Kelly, Jack Nicholson and Dustin Hoffman. Donât miss the chance to get behind the scenes in the golden age of British television with âMr Showbusiness,â in conversation with Liverpoolâs own Spencer Leigh.