It has been confirmed that the world’s oldest surviving grand music hall, Wilton’s Music Hall will open on the 19th January 2021 for a season of socially distanced theatre, music and spoken word.
In order to reopen for this new season, Wilton’s Music Hall has put in place a number of COVID-19 measures including reduced audience numbers in line with current government advice.
The programme for the newly announced season is set to include: Olivier Award-winning, cult cabaret band The Tiger Lillies as they rediscover the music of Cole Porter, 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 will also welcome back internationally acclaimed singer Camille O’Sullivan – Live at Wilton’s, in her first live show since lockdown began, and Horse Country, from CJ Hopkins and directed by Mark Bell of Mischief Theatre.
All of the shows announced are set to run straight through with no interval, with a seating capacity of just over 100.
Talking about the news 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.”
To find out more about the programme and to book tickets visit: https://www.wiltons.org.uk/