Dame Barbara Windsor has died aged 83
Actress Dame Barbara Windsor’s husband Scott Mitchell has said that she died peacefully from Alzheimer’s at a care home yesterday evening. You can read our full obituary of the much-loved actress here.
Leicester Curve to remain shut through January
Leicester Curve put the following statement out today regarding upcoming productions:
“Given the continued uncertainty of when Leicester will leave Tier 3, we have made the difficult decision to remain closed to the public throughout January; we are sorry productions of Hair The Musical – In COncert and Memoirs Of An Asian Football Casual have now been cancelled. It goes against all of our instincts to temporarily close the theatre, but the unpredictability around the tier system is not compatible with producing theatre and we cannot continue to invest resources into projects that may not be able to happen.
“We remain optimistic our February programme will go ahead and we are determined Memoir will return to our stage in the future. Please be assured all customers who have purchased tickets for both cancelled shows will be contacted by our Box Office team shortly. Full refunds will be available.
“In the meantime, we hope audiences will join us online for our production of Sunset Boulevard In Concert – At Home which is available to stream between Tue 22 Dec – Sat 9 Jan. Household tickets cost just £20 and can be purchased by visiting curveonline.co.uk or by calling our Box Office team on 0116 242 3595.”
The Play That Goes Wrong returns on tour in 2021
The Play That Goes Wrong, the Olivier Award-winning box office hit, is back for its fourth UK Tour in the new year. Playing to socially distanced audiences, the touring production opens with a five-week Christmas season at Theatre Royal Bath from 17 December to 16 January, before heading out on tour from 18 January, visiting Eastbourne, Canterbury, Southampton, Coventry, Cheltenham and Salford with further venues still to be announced.
This touring production uniquely reunites previous cast members from the show, with a seasoned line-up presenting: Tom Babbage as Max, Jason Callender as Jonathan, Matthew Howell as Robert, Edward Howells as Dennis, Laura Kirman as Annie, Gabriel Paul as Trevor, James Watterson as Chris and Laura White as Sandra; with understudies Seán Carey, April Hughes, Beth Lilly and Jack Michael Stacey.
Alice In Streamingland: A Binge-Worthy Musical Panto, running until 3 January 2021
Well, it takes two lockdowns for us to realise how much we appreciate Lockdown Streaming TV! Alice in Streamingland is a pansexual musical pantomime celebrating Alice’s fall into the world of Streamingland – those streaming entertainment channels we couldn’t do without over the last nine months.
This LIVE, adult musical pantomime finds Alice following the White Rabbit down the rabbit hole into Interflixland, Disney C Minusland, and iPlayerland as she struggles to get home. Will the Evil Queen of Hearts take over as Vice President of Global TV, will The White Knight win through with his new “Made in Streamingland” reality show, or will Alice triumph against all odds as she records her journey for her TokTik channel?
Along the way, she’ll meet all the familiar Wonderland characters – but with a twist – who would have thought that the Queen of Hearts would be played by RuPaul, The White Rabbit by Joe Exotic, The Cheshire Cat by Moira Rose, or the Duchess by Dot Cotton?!