Projects postponed

Like everybody in our industry I am still reeling from the impact of the closure of the theatres and all the postponed or cancelled projects. I am extremely blessed that so many of the organisations I have been working with have been honourable and have agreed to make final payments. I am very worried about younger designers who rely on assistant work and freelance makers, I hope they can get as much help as quickly as possible.

So for the record this is what should have been happening this spring;

  • Nora closed early at the Young Vic
  • Mrs Puntilla closed early at the Lyceum and didn’t transfer to the Tramway .
  • A Midsummer Nights Dream for Scottish Opera , directed by Dominic Hill made its final floor run and was then postponed, as was its companion piece a new work Hermia’s Nightmare.
  • Rusalka for Garsington , directed by Michael Boyd has been postponed 23/24
  • A Turn of the Screw for opera Glassworks at Wiltons , directed by Selina Cadell has been postponed.
  • A Winter’s Tale for the RSC , directed by Erica Whyman has been postponed.
  • A museum in Bagdad, by Hannah Kahil was due to transfer from RSC to The Kiln, this has been cancelled.
  • Medea for NTS/EIF directed by Michael Boyd has been postponed to 21 ?
  • Story Museum for which I have been doing consultancy work has had its opening delayed.
  • Future forest installation at Thetford with Lisa Wright is currently closed.


  1. Dear Tom
    I am delighted to be able to tell you that my new imprint VMBooks will be launched in The Orangery at Blenheim Palace on Saturday 20 February 2021 with a sparkling tea from 3.00 to 5.00 pm. I am launching with two new projects and one republished one. I do hope you and your wife will be able to come. Please send me your address for a formal invitation in the New Year.
    Blessings and love
    Valerie Mendes (Sam’s Mum)

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