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.
28 Jul to 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+
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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