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 ....
Echoes of Villiers-Bretonneux
4 Wed, 14th Aug 19
WWI play seen at the Edinburgh Fringe.
A one man show enacting the journal of an Aussie soldier in the First World War engaged on teh Western Front (post-Gallipoli). It starts with the grandson finding the journal and helmet and then takes us back through volunteering, training and the horrors of trench warfare. Very effective use of little set and few props gave a powerful feeling of the soldier's world but some of the dialogue was lost to the loud sound effects, especially when spoken through a gas mask! A good uniform was spoil by zip-up boots which I guess were chosen for speed of use but broke the effect. None the less, a really strong performance of a moving play.
RTST Sir Peter Hall Director Award 2019 The Royal Theatrical Support Trust and Curve, in partnership with English Touring Theatre and Rose Theatre Kingston, announce Anthony Almeida as winner and Maria Crocker as runner-up of the RTST Sir Peter Hall Director Award 2019