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Wilton’s Music Hall to Open with Social Distancing

Wilton's Music Hall.
Wilton’s Music Hall. Photo Credit Helene Binet

The much-loved and world’s oldest surviving grand music hall, Wilton’s Music Hall will reopen on 19th January 2021 for a season of socially distanced theatre, music and spoken word from a number of prestigious production companies. The reduced audience numbers, in line with current COVID-19 government regulations, will allow these shows to be fabulously intimate.

The line-up offers an expedient, entertaining and exciting selection of shows until the Hall can open to full capacity and allows London’s theatre lovers to return to live shows. The diverse programme includes everything from the Olivier Award-winning, cult cabaret band The Tiger Lillies as they rediscover the music of Cole Porter to a brand-new show from acclaimed comic actor Brendan Murphy; FRIEND (The One with Gunther), the entirety of adored sitcom Friends – all 236 episodes – in just one hour. Wilton’s also welcomes back internationally acclaimed singer Camille O’Sullivan – Live at Wilton’s, in her first live show since lockdown began, and Horse Country, “a profound yet hilarious interchange between two of the most brilliant idiots one has the pleasure of being forced to watch” (New York Herald) from CJ Hopkins and ​directed by Mark Bell of Mischief Theatre (‘The Play that Goes Wrong’, ‘Peter Pan Goes Wrong’, ‘The Comedy About A Bank Robbery’).

All shows will run straight through without an interval and with a seating capacity of just over 100, each audience member will effectively get their own exclusive performance. The comfort of brand-new customised seats installed during the lockdown period, along with improved acoustics will significantly enhance the audience’s experience and make the return to live performance at Wilton’s an even more special one.

Wilton’s CEO Holly Kendrick said: “We cannot wait to welcome you back to our magical East End building. Reopening at a reduced capacity means we will do so at a financial loss but we want to protect jobs and support performers and creativity and to do that we need, and want to bring people back into the building: our audiences, our artists and our staff. For over 160 years Wilton’s has inspired performers and public alike and we can only continue to do this by opening our doors for all of London and for everyone with a curious imagination. So please book at ticket or donate to Wilton’s to support us.

Listings Information
Dates: 19 – 23 Jan
Christine Bovill presents
Christine Bovill’s Tonight You Belong To Me
Running time: 75 minutes, no interval
Times: 7.30pm, Sat matinee 2.30pm

Date: 26 – 27 Jan
Tom Carradine’s London Songbook
Running time: 75 minutes, no interval
Times: 7.45pm

Dates: 28 January, 12 February, 30 March
VERYFINE presents
Running time: 90 minutes, no interval

Date: 30 January
Martin and Bisi: it’s SHOWTIME!
Running time: 90 minutes, no interval
Time: 7.30pm

Dates: 1 – 6 February
Seabright Productions Ltd presents
FRIEND (The One with Gunther)
Running time: 70 minutes, no interval

Dates: 8 February
Poet in the City Presents
Forugh Farrokhzad
The Rebel Poet of Iran
Running times: 90 minutes, no interval
Times: 7.30pm

Dates: 29 March
Poet in the City Presents
Virgil’s Aeneid: Lessons on Fleeing, Hope and Resilience
Running times: 90 minutes, no interval
Times: 7.30pm

Dates: 9 – 11 February
Jimmy Jewell presents Dietrich: Natural Duty
Running time: 60 minutes, no interval
Times: 19.45

Dates: 16 – 20 February
Flying Bridge Theatre and Rive Productions presents
Horse Country Featuring Daniel Llewelyn-Williams and Michael Edwards.
Directed by Mark Bell.
Running time: 100 minutes, no interval
Times: 7.30pm, 2.30pm Saturday matinee

Dates: 23 February – 6 March
Tiger Lillies – Love for Sale
Originally produced by Opera North projects
Running time: 60 minutes, no interval
Times: 6.45pm & 8.30pm each night

Dates: 9 – 13 March
Camille O’Sullivan – Live at Wilton’s
Running time: 60 minutes, no interval
Times: 6.45pm & 8.30pm each night

Dates: 16 – 20 March
Opera della Luna presents
Curtain Raisers / Cox and Box Sullivan & Les Deux Aveugles Offenbach
Running Time: 90 minutes, no interval.
Times: Tues 5pm and 7.45, Weds – Sat 7.30pm, 2.30pm Thursday and Saturday matinees

Dates: 23 – 27 March
The Faction presents
Medea / My Ex-Duchess / Duende
Running Time: 90mins
Times: 7.30pm, Thursday and Saturday matinees 2.30pm

Date: 31 March
Latin Rediscovery presents
Marlene in Havana
Running time: 75mins, no interval
Time: 7.30pm

Date: 1 April
The Marilyn Monroe Story
Running time: 60mins, no interval
Age recommendation: 10+
Time: 6.45pm & 8.30pm



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