Show cancelled due to Coronavirus


London theatre news: Friday 13 March 2020


London West End - Shows

Christopher Durang's Tony Award-winning comedy, 'Vanya and Sonia and Masha and Spike', due at Charing Cross Theatre from 21 March, has been postponed.
Janie Dee and Charlie Maher in rehearsal - photo by Marc Brenner

Janie Dee and Charlie Maher in rehearsal - photo by Marc Brenner


Producers today announced that the London premiere of Christopher Durang's Tony Award-winning Best Play comedy, Vanya and Sonia and Masha and Spike, due to start previews at Charing Cross Theatre from Saturday 21 March will not now go ahead as planned due to the Coronavirus (Covid-19) outbreak.


It wil be rescheduled for later this year.


Producer Steven M. Levy said ...


"We have been closely monitoring the developing situation surrounding Coronavirus (COVID-19).


The safety of our cast, staff and our patrons is paramount and so we have taken the very difficult decision to postpone the production to later in the year.


Obviously events are fast moving and changing day by day but when the crisis is passed we will announce a new opening date.


Patrons should consult their point of purchase for refunds."


The cast of 'Vanya and Sonia and Masha and Spike' features  two time Olivier award-winner Janie Dee, Vincent Franklin, Rebecca Lacey, Michelle Asante, Charlie Maher and Lukwesa Mwamba.


Vanya and Sonia and Masha and Spike was due to play an 8-week season at Charing Cross Theatre from Saturday 21 March to Saturday 16 May.


Christopher Durang's irresistible comedy was one of the most lauded Broadway plays of recent years.


The show blends Chekhov's famous ennui with the modern-day concerns of celebrity, social networking, planetary upheaval and the troubling onset of middle age, into a beloved comedy.


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