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 ....
Lorca: a theatre beneath the sand
4 Tue, 13th Aug 19
Seen at the Edinburgh Fringe.
Two young drama students rehearse together. One is primarily a dancer, the other is helping him with text. David Pereira and Daniel Miguelanez work together beautifully. Their words are heightened by quite strong Spanish accents which add to the feel of the piece. The dance acrobatics is phenomenal as it illustrates the poetry. There are two Lorca poems in Spanish but it doesn't matter if you don't understand: they're short and you get the gist. A consideration of love's forms and the challenge of communication are clear. There is no easy answer or denouement, but the play is mesmerising. It made me want to explore Lorca's work much further
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