" THE MUSIC AND THEATRICAL VISION OF PAUL BOYD ...
A TRULY CLASS ACT " Irish Times
Paul's 25th original stage musical, Pinocchio The Greatest Wonder of the Age, was set to open at the Lyric Theatre Belfast from November 2020.
As a result of the ongoing global pandemic the production schedule for the show has suffered severe dispruption. In addition, despite other venues around the UK receiving guidance and permission to re-open with social distancing measures in place, as of the time of writing (18th September 2020) theatres in Northern Ireland have yet to be given a date for re-opening.
Although an official statement has yet to be released, with the Lyric Theatre - Northern Ireland's national producing theatre - effectively mothballed until the Northern Ireland Assembly decides upon a date on which theatres can re-open to the public, it is fair to assume that the premiere of Pinocchio The Greatest Wonder of the Age will be postponed.
As soon as there is a further announcement about plans for the new show details will be posted here. In the meantime, the most recent item on the subject of the pandemic and its affect on scheduled pbm productions from pbm's NEWS page will appear below:
15th June 2020
AN UPDATE FROM PAUL DURING THE COVID-19 CRISIS
The theatre industry around the world has been brought to a complete standstill over the past few months as individual countries have worked to contain the spread of coronavirus.