Unfortunately, the disruption to flights caused by the eruption of a volcano in Iceland has resulted in Liquid Loft and Chris Haring’s Running Sushi being cancelled.
The performers are currently in Poland and were due to fly today, but despite attempts to make alternative travel arrangements, it was not possible to get them here in time for the performances on Friday 23 and Saturday 24 April.
David Massingham, Festival Co-Artistic Director said: “Having previously thought that the ash cloud would not adversely affect the travel plans for visiting international companies, we have unfortunately since discovered that Running Sushi is unable to go ahead.
“The performers had several interconnecting flights to get here and, despite making every effort to resolve the situation, we were unable to find a solution and the tough decision was made late last night to cancel the shows.”
Anyone who has bought tickets for the performance will be offered replacement tickets to other shows, or refunds if they prefer. They will be contacted directly by the box office to arrange this, or people can call 0844 338 5000.
On a more positive note, the Festival was able to launch on Monday as planned and many of the other events such as Mark Morris, Ballet Nacional de Cuba and Utopia remain unaffected. With flights now slowly taking to the skies again, we are continuing to monitor the rapidly changing situation. We’re keeping our fingers crossed that no further performances will be affected, however if there are further changes to the programme, we will let you know as soon as possible. For updates, please check the website, Twitter, Facebook and our blog.