What to do when the lockdown stopped us rehearsing Roll Up? We couldn't have fifteen people on stage and a lot going on, but we could have four people and very little going on. So - a play about the lockdown, then? Four people isolated in their own little sections of stage and four very different ways of coping with isolation.
At first we thought the lockdown would be over in a month or two, and we would be able to perform either late summer or in the autumn. Eventually we wondered if we would ever be able to perform it at all... But we did, at the end of November 2020. To very limited audiences, safely spread, who seemed delighted to be able to finally go out and be entertained. Vânia at the Museum said that this year there had been "no concerts, no art openings, no topical meetings, no summer evenings, no spring fair and no Christmas fair..." But we continued. Like the old London Windmill Theatre during the war, we can say
We Never Closed!