The UK Prime Minister, Boris Johnson, has finally felt confident enough that we’re eradicating the Corona virus from our lives to announce what he calls a “road map”, a series of dates on which it is hoped various restrictions will be lifted. The plan concludes with to return to a semblance of normal life in early summer.
Theatre News and Reviews
My Personal Top Five Shows to see as Theatre Emerges from Lock Down
By Phil Willmott Saturday, February 27 2021, 19:27
Phil Willmott’s Theatre Week: At Last, a Route Out of the West End’s Lock Down
By Phil Willmott Friday, February 26 2021, 20:51
This week has of course been dominated by the very welcome news that UK Prime Minister, Boris Johnson, has announced the date from which we'll be allowed to watch theatre again. It's part of his third stage of lifting Covid restrictions and is currently scheduled for 17th May (but in the Government's words "at the earliest”).
Phil Willmott’s Theatre Week: A Note of Caution Regarding 17th May
By Phil Willmott Monday, February 22 2021, 21:18
Overall today's announcement of when we can all go back into theatres should be a cause for much celebration. But there were a couple of caveats in Boris Johnson’s speech which we need to keep an eye on.
All About TO KILL A MOCKINGBIRD
By Phil Willmott Monday, February 22 2021, 21:02
This is dramatization of one of the most powerful and widely read novels of the 20th Century. As a snap shot of racial tension in 1930's Alabama it's still widely taught as an introduction to the inequality and injustice Americans of colour still face today. It's also a storming court room drama, inhabited by vivid characters that will have you on the edge of your seat with suspense if you don't already know the outcome.
Sister Act postponed until 2022!
By London Box Office Monday, February 22 2021, 09:28
Sad but necessary. Jamie Wilson and Whoopi Goldberg, the producers of Sister Act – The Musical, have announced that thanks to Covid, the West End run of the brilliant Sister Act, due on stage at the Eventim Apollo, has been rescheduled. The new run starts on 19th July 2022 and ends 28th August 2022. This means the wonderful Whoopi Goldberg won't be on stage after all, although she's still involved as a producer.
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