Theatre News

Friday, July 31, 2020

Arts Centre managers want to minimise the time it is closed to the public, and get on with the plan for better seating, a new entrance, and foyer with cafe

Adam Spreadbury-Maher has staged more than 1,000 shows including numerous West End transfers at the Islington venue, which is due to move into a purpose built theatre next door

The intimate readings and three course dinners run at Clerkenwell’s Fidelio Orchestra Cafe next week

Staged concerts of Jesus Christ Superstar and comedy sets by Jimmy Carr and Russell Brand will play to a reduced capacity at the outdoor venue

Opera fans can attend drive-in performances at Alexandra Palace in September even if they do not have a car.

The Roundhouse and Clean Break Theatre Company were also handed Arts Council short term grants after demonstrating they needed urgent funding before the end of September

But John Plews from Upstairs at the Gatehouse said the ‘devil would be in the detail’ as he called for clearer guidance on when they can reopen safely

John and Katie Plews who have run Upstairs at the Gatehouse Theatre for 20 years say without a cash injection by October they will close

The Regent’s Park venue has closed for the first time since 1961 but will stage Romeo and Juliet and Carousel next year says artistic director Timothy Sheader

Cirque du Soleil acrobat and breakdancer Dergin Tokmak has made the online tutorial to help young wheelchair users stay active during lockdown.

A monologue about a bee trying to learn how to act human is part of a project to let families and flatmates perform their own pandemic dramas

The Big House’s Ballad of Corona V will limit audience members to six per scene with social distancing for actors and spectators

Sir Ian McKellen, Mandeep Dhillon, Joseph Fiennes, Sir Derek Jacobi, Lennie James, Alex Lawther, Miriam Margoyles, Lesley Manville and Elaine Page are among the names backing #ForTheLoveOfArts.

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