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 ....
1 Mon, 12th Aug 19
Seen at the Edinburgh Fringe
It all began well...Guitarist, bass and drummer playing an intro for the lead character. She enters, then one of the friends and family in the small audience started a FaceTime call with a child which she could not stop. The child wanted to be there with the lead actor. They chatted and laughed. The unconnected members of the audience tried to get back into the story. Minutes later another friend's phone rang. And rang. And rang. More indulgent laughter from the friends and cast. And we were expected to buy back into the story of a mother losing her son. Didn't happen. The sad tale continued but I was disconnected. If the cast and friends start to respect their show and their audience, this could be reasonable. I wish them luck.
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