Producers have announced that the London premiere of Christopher Durang’s Tony Award-winning Best Play comedy Vanya and Sonia and Masha and Spike, due to start previews at Charing Cross Theatre on 21 March 2020 will not now go ahead as planned. It will be rescheduled later in the year.
Producer Steven M. Levy said:
“We have been closely monitoring the developing situation surrounding Coroniovirus (COVID-19). The safety of our cast, staff and our patrons is paramount and so we have taken the very difficult decision to postpone the production to later in the year. Obviously events are fast moving and changing day by day but when the crisis is passed we will announce a new opening date. Patrons should consult their point of purchase for refunds.”
The cast of Vanya and Sonia and Masha and Spike features two time Olivier award-winner Janie Dee, Vincent Franklin, Rebecca Lacey, Michelle Asante, Charlie Maher and Lukwesa Mwamba.
Vanya and Sonia and Masha and Spike was due to play an eight-week season at Charing Cross Theatre from 21 March to 16 May 2020. Durang’s comedy was one of the most lauded Broadway plays of recent years. Vanya and Sonia and Masha and Spike blends Chekhov’s famous ennui with the modern-day concerns of celebrity, social networking, planetary upheaval and the troubling onset of middle age into a beloved comedy.
Director Walter Bobbie is joined in the creative team by set designer David Korins, costume designer Emily Rebholz, sound designer/composer Mark Bennett and casting director Gilly Poole.