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 ....
3 Wed, 14th Aug 19
Seen at the Edinburgh Fringe.
A look at dementia through one woman's experience late in life when music brings back memories of the war, her role in the ATA delivering aircraft and her husband - but not her daughter and grandchildren who are visiting. The sadness of losing a grip on the world is explored but not as fully as the war experiences of this woman and her husband who was a prisoner of war in the far east. Ultimately, the play couldn't really decide what its focus was and lost some of its power. Live music was effective but the voice of the daughter was then curiously recorded - the fuzzy nature, indicative of the woman's confusion, could, I felt, have been overlayed over delivery by the actress who played the piano and delivered the family photo.
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