Theatres and coronavirus
From Monday 19 July, theatres in London are allowed to operate without capacity limits.
And all legal restrictions imposed by the government will be removed.
However, most theatres will still be following procedures such as electronic ticketing etc and may require masks to be worn.
Note that some performances have been cancelled where cast or staff have tested positive and need to isolate.
We advise checking theatre websites for the latest information and what you can expect when visiting.
Playing until 1 Aug 2021
Rose Theatre Kingston
Image courtesy Rose Theatre Kingston
"No-one would have believed in the early years of the twentieth century that this world was being watched ...”
But we did believe.
We believed that Martians landed in New Jersey.
We believed a water tower was an alien war machine.
We believed a man walked on the moon.
Now we've come to believe everything the internet tells us and the end of the world is being broadcast live...
There is nothing more alluring than a good story.
When Orson Welles adapted The War of the Worlds, he wanted to create a thrilling radio drama that would 'feel' real.
In fact, it felt so real that it caused hysteria amongst a public just getting used to the outside world invading their living rooms via the radio.
Fast forward to 2021, and the internet has replaced the radio as the medium through which we make sense of the world.
We remain just as susceptible ...
Background information, advisory warnings
Age suitability: 12+
Social media & info
Kingston KT1 1HL
Performance days & times
Wednesday ‑ 7‑30pm
Thursday ‑ 7‑30pm
Friday ‑ 8‑00pm
Saturday ‑ 7‑30pm
Saturday - 2-30pm
Sunday - 5-00pm
Author: Isley Lynn
Movement: Matthew Wells
Production: Rhum & Clay Theatre Company; co-produced by Brighton Festival and HOME Manchester; originally Commissioned by New Diorama Theatre