In the light of the Government’s latest predictions, that the restrictions to combat the Covid-19 pandemic may need to be in place for the next 6 months, we are now bowing to what appears to be the inevitable. In line with seemingly every other theatre, music festival, and even Wimbledon and the Olympics, we have most reluctantly arrived at the conclusion that we have no option but to re-schedule the production of The Barber of Seville for July 2021.
We are deeply disappointed to have to impart this news, but no doubt this may not come as any great surprise.
We are acutely aware of how incredibly difficult the current situation is for everyone connected to this production, from the singers, director, designers and technicians, as well as those members of the Clonter audience, who were looking forward to this event, which is why we have held out for so long, but we hope you can understand the decision we have most reluctantly made.
We wish to reassure anyone who has made a booking for this event, that you will be offered a full refund, and our box office will be in touch with ticket holders shortly.
Whilst the theatre will now go dark until September, we are working on a proposal for a digital outreach programme, to keep you all entertained during the next 6 months, continuing our commitment to creative practitioners to provide training and performance opportunities where-ever possible, and by what-ever means possible, exploring creative ways to continue to engage with our loyal audience base, during this period of isolation.This however is subject to funding. We will keep you posted as to the success of our endeavours in this quest.
Please note that we continue to hope to be back on track in October for Lemn Sissay, followed by the Opera Gala, John Dhali in the Ramsey Room, and finishing the year with the Gospel, with HOPEFULLY the added bonus of having been able to reschedule Mr Pearson’s Jazz in June in between.
The Box Office will be closed from the 30th April, so IF you wish to ensure that you get the seats you like for any of the above, please contact us before then.
For now, please stay safe and as meaningfully entertained as you can. We will do our utmost to play our part in that pursuit.
We hope to welcome you back to Clonter very soon, either physically or virtually!