Francis Rossi show at Margate’s Theatre Royal is cancelled

Francis Rossi

The Francis Rossi show scheduled for Margate’s Theatre Royal this evening (March 15) has been postponed amid coronavirus fears.

The decision to postpone the show was taken by Francis Rossi’s tour promoter.

All other performances at the Theatre Royal and Winter Gardens are still going ahead at this moment in time.

A spokesperson for the tour promoter said: We have a duty of care to Francis Rossi’s audience, a number of whom fall into the high-risk categories identified by the Government. Therefore, we have today been advised that the “I Talk Too Much” tour should be postponed with immediate effect.

“The shows will be rescheduled with venues to a later date, once the risk of infection has passed. We request that fans retain their tickets so that they can attend the rescheduled shows, for which dates will soon be announced.

“Francis Rossi continues to look forward to visiting all of the scheduled venues as soon as he is allowed to do so. We apologise for any disruption and inconvenience this causes and reiterate that the decision is based on the need to protect fans from the risk of infection.

“We are acting on the very latest advice of our health and safety adviser, which was received this morning. Francis and everyone involved is bitterly disappointed but the adviser’s focus is on protecting the health of Francis (being in the 70 plus category), the crew on the tour, staff at venues and especially the fans attending.”

Your Leisure, which runs the Theatre Royal and Winter Gardens, is asking customers to retain their tickets until a new date is confirmed. Any customers unable to make the new date will receive a full refund. Customers are asked tonot call the box office.

Any further updates from performances will be sent via email and on the website.