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 ....
Romeo and Juliet
5 Tue, 13th Aug 19
Rugby-based version seen at the Edinburgh Fringe
Not two households but two rugby sides in this superb gay imagining of Romeo and Juliet. Cut down to six players, this economical staging hits all the famous lines with aplomb. Using knives instead of swords and a simplified ending with a hate assault, this is a truly current interpretation. The rugby theme is well established early on in the changing room and bar but less dominant later. The actors are convincing as as players and deliver the poetry expertly. Troy Chessman is a dashing Romeo and Bevan Thomson a beguiling Juliet but the power is in their work as a tight company.
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