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 ....
2 Mon, 12th Aug 19
Seen at the Edinburgh Fringe
A picture paints a thousand words but a thousand words don't make a drama. The actors speak the poetry beautifully but there is little pace or drive in the performance. The critical point of the rape is muted, the final scene is anti-climax. Jacob Fortune-lloyds is a fitting Tarquin, Whoopie van Raam a gentle Lucrece and Isabella Marshall an effective chorus. Lighting is subtle but this is an auditory piece – you get as much with eyes closed as with them open. If you have an academic interest in Shakespeare’s poem, you may be interested. Urgent, engaging work, which is the company’s stated aim, this is not.
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