Live theatre can go ahead

Prime Minister Boris Johnson has confirmed that that theatres can stay open under the new distancing rules that came into effect yesterday, and all current or planned productions can go ahead.

Theatres will be able to stay open past the 10pm curfew times set for pubs and restaurants.

However, Jon Morgan of the Theatres Trust said that theatres that were considering reopening with social distancing in place will be less likely to take the risk now. “Crucially the six-month time frame signals that we will not see theatres being able to fully reopen in the near future – the all-important Stage 5 in the government’s recovery roadmap” he said.

The latest announcement means scheduled performances across London’s theatres can continue. This includes the return of The Mousetrap at St. Martin’s Theatre, Six at the Lyric Theatre and Death of England: Delroy at the National Theatre, starring Giles Terera.



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