Category Theatre and Music
As reported previously (see Spend summer at the drive-in), 2020 looks set to be the summer of the drive-in movie. Fiona Horan follows up with a look at some more cinema drive-ins around the country, as well as a few drive-in live performances to enjoy. Celluloid sensations Edinburgh International Film Festival and Unique Events, the team
A round-up of some of the latest developments in the world of British theatre in response to Covid-19. The impact of the coronavirus, lockdown and social distancing has clearly been an utter disaster for live theatre and music venues around the world. It is difficult to see how they can adapt to social distancing whilst
Olivier award-winning actor and West End musical star Clive Rowe has launched a crowdfunding campaign to help London’s Hackney Empire survive the impact Covid-19 lockdown has had on its finances. Famed dame Clive Rowe has starred in over 14 of Hackney Empire’s pantomimes and is supported in the campaign by Mayor of Hackney Philip Glanville, award-winning actor Richard
Shakespeare’s Globe Theatre and the Donmar Warehouse in London have told a Government enquiry that they are in jeopardy of closing for good due to the pandemic. Meanwhile, beyond London, Theatre Royal Plymouth has warned it faces closure without long-term government support and the management of Southport Theatre has gone into liquidation. Early responses to
To bring a bit of culture into our homes during this period of lockdown, Hastings International Piano has been presenting a series of short concerts online every Friday evening. Hastings International Piano is the charity responsible for the Hastings International Piano Concerto Competition – an internationally-renowned competition for young concert pianists from around the world,
The National Theatre in London will be streaming several plays weekly from April. If you missed the hit production of One Man, Two Guvnors – now’s your chance to catch this acclaimed comedy if you get in quick. It is available for free on the National Theatre’s YouTube channel until 9th April. James Corden won a
Edinburgh’s famous International Festival and Festival Fringe, as well as the Edinburgh International Book Festival, Edinburgh Art Festival and The Royal Edinburgh Military Tattoo, which normally take place in August, have now been cancelled for the first time in over 70 years due to concerns around the Covid-19 pandemic. Together, the five festivals hold over 5,000 events across Scotland’s capital
A musical based on the long-running television sitcom arrives in London’s West End.
Fiona Horan updates you on regional theatre news from around the regions.
We give a taste of the wonderfully atmospheric Wilton’s Music Hall in London’s East End.