Tag: Theatre

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

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…

Arts, Venue

Online theatre

Turning twenty in lockdown was not my plan, but if there’s one thing that this pandemic has made me more grateful for, it’s the technology available to us, helping us through, keeping us as connected as possible in our separate homes. As an example of this, to pass the evening of my birthday, we set…

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