Tag: Arts


Norwich Theatre heads outside after months in lockdown

Norwich Theatre has paired up with the Norwich-based circus company Lost In Translation to create Interlude in Chapelfield Gardens, a pop-up venue intended to host productions from 10th August to 20th September. Featuring comedy, music, circus acts and some productions that were expected to perform at the Norwich Theatre Playhouse pre-lockdown, Interlude is hosting big…

Arts, Venue

‘Missing live theatre’: The arts cry for help as coronavirus ravishes industry

On Tuesday 21 July, tape reading “missing live theatre” was draped across the entrance of Norwich Theatre Royal. The appearance of the tape highlights the devastating effect of the coronavirus pandemic upon the performing arts, particularly live theatre performances. Theatres across the UK are currently shut as they are unable to run performances over safety…

Arts, Venue

Creativity in a crisis: art prevails in Yemen’s warzone

Since 2014, mainstream media reporting surrounding Yemen has centred largely around conflict. The situation in Yemen has been deemed “the world’s worst humanitarian crisis” by the UN, with around 80% of the population (24 million Yemenis) in need of humanitarian assistance. There have been more than 100,000 deaths from the ongoing fighting between competing powers…

Arts, Venue

The Phantom of the Opera: past the point of no return?

With face-coverings becoming compulsory in indoor public spaces from Friday 24th July, the theatre world has turned their attention to an entirely different kind of mask. On Wednesday, producer Cameron Macintosh revealed The Phantom of the Opera, the West End’s second longest-running musical, will shut for good following coronavirus-linked theatre closures. I was preparing to…

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September 2021
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