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 ....
Wrath of Achilles
4 Sun, 11th Aug 19
Seen at the Edinburgh Fringe.
An interesting high quality modern English version of the events leading to Achilles’ downfall. Theirs acts as narrator, while Achilles, Briseis and Patroclus tussle under the watchful eyes of three gods who form a singing chorus to the action. Much attention to detail has been given to set and costume, effectively setting place inside Achilles’ tent. The flow between humans and gods is well balanced and the director achieves many pleasing visuals. Acting is sound from all, although the script has few stand out speeches.
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