Theatre closures due to coronavirus outbreak
England is cautiously moving out of national lockdown due to the coronavirus epidemic, but London theatres remain closed to audiences.
The government has not announced firm dates for theatres to open in England, though a suggested date for indoor performances to restart has been given as 17 May 2021, with capacity restrictions.
Larger theatres may be back with full capacity audiences from 21 June.
London theatres are beginning to announce new show dates and we are updating our listings.
However, we advise checking theatre websites to confirm which shows will be playing in the future.
Playing until 31 May 2021
Image credit: Mike Blacket and Stuart McClymont
The drama follows medieval musician Emilia and playwright Giovanni in the early stages of an intense relationship, which starts with awkward early Zoom dates just before lockdown.
Over 3 months, the separated lovers get closer.
They also work on a project together, inspired by The Decameron by Boccaccio, a "14th Century box set" of 100 stories told by young people to while away their quarantine during the Black Death in Florence in 1348.
Giovanni reimagines this work, drawing out parallels with the COVID-19 pandemic, while Emilia and her ensemble, played by real medieval music group The Telling, plan the music.
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Age suitability: Not available
Leading actors of the stage and screen Rachael Stirling and Alec Newman star in a new topical online play with music, released in nine episodes on YouTube
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Performance days & times
Episode 2: Friday5th March 2021, 6pm
Episode 3: Tuesday 23rd March 2021, 8pm
Episode 7: Thursday 13th May 2021, 6pm
Episode 9: Sunday 23rd May 2021, 7pm
The series can be viewed in its entirety from 23 ‑ 31 May
Episode 1: Thursday 4th March 2021,2pm
Episode 4: Wednesday 24th March 2021, 5.15pm
Episode 5: Thursday 15th April 2021, 5pm
Episode 6: Wednesday 5th May 2021, 10am
Episode 8: Saturday 15th May 2021, 11am
Emilia - Rachael Stirling
Giovanni - Alec Newman
Venetia - Leila Mimmack
Voice of Boris Johnson - Jon Culshaw
News announcer/Giovanni's Mum - Suzanne Ahmet
Jenny Harries, Deputy Chief Medical Officer - Teresa Banham
Chantelle - Anna Demetriou
Esme - Patience Tomlinson
Emilia's ensemble: The Telling
Clare Norburn, voice
Ariane Prüssner, voice, medieval harp, percussion
Joy Smith, harps and percussion
Jorge Jimenez, Vielle (early violin)
Author: Clare Norburn
Director: Nicholas Renton
Production: Clare Norburn