Theatres and the coronavirus outbreak
London theatres are permitted to open again to live audiences from Monday 17 May 2021.
Some smaller theatres have already made plans to reopen, though this does not apply yet to all venues.
Many of the big, popular shows in the West End have delayed reopening until later in the summer or Autumn.
We advise checking theatre websites for details about their particular reopening schedule and what you can expect when visiting.
21 to 26 Jun 2021
Image courtesy Iris Theatre
A suburban street.
The night is ink and moonlight.
A lone fox noses through your bins.
Out in the garden, I am watching …
This is not my first plague.
Mab is an ancient being who doles out dreams and nightmares to her sleeping victims.
She has watched humans for centuries, knows our worst fears and wildest fantasies - and quite frankly, she's bored of us.
That is until a chance meeting with Freya Roberts, a locked-down teen watching her best years slip away.
As Mab and Freya strike up an unlikely friendship, the faerie is reluctantly drawn into the laughter, squabbles, triumphs and anxieties of the Roberts' family.
But when grief threatens their world, can Mab maintain her impartial role of observer?
Background information, advisory warnings
Age suitability: Family friendly
Inspired by Mercutio's famous speech in Romeo & Juliet, Queen Mab brings this mythic dream-weaver into the mundanity of pandemic life.
A coming-of-age tale for fifteen-year-olds and five-hundred-year-olds alike.
Through music and storytelling, Queen Mab examines the euphoria, confusion and loneliness of youth.
A second press night will be held on 22 June at 7-30pm and the show is open to press throughout the run.
Social media & info
London WC2E 9ED
Performance days & times
Erica Flint - Mab
Jo Patmore - Freya
Author: Danielle Pearson
Director: Georgie Staight
Designer: Isobel Nicholson
Production: Flux Theatre and Arsalan Sattari Productions