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‘Thoughtful, punky & fun’: SAVING BRITNEY: PROLOGUE – Old Red Lion Theatre (Online review)

In London theatre, Online shows, Opinion, Plays, Reviews by Aleks SierzLeave a Comment

Uncertainty can sometimes provoke creativity. When the opening of Shereen Roushbaiani’s one-woman show, Saving Britney, at the Old Red Lion theatre was cancelled in January, its creators David Shopland and Roushbaiani, put together this online performance as a kind of taster for the live show, which now opens in May.

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NEWS: SOLT & UK Theatre survey reveals 95% of theatre organisations are worse off due to Covid

In London theatre, Native, News, Press Releases, Regional theatre by Press Releases

A year ago, on 16 March 2020, theatres across the country closed their doors due to the pandemic. Survey results collected by the Society of London Theatre (SOLT) and UK Theatre from across the theatre sector paint a picture of an industry that has struggled to survive the past 12 months and faced huge financial strain – but remains resilient and adaptable.

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NEWS: Date set in May for the return of the West End production of hit musical Six

In London theatre, Musicals, Native, News, Press Releases by Press Releases

Toby Marlow and Lucy Moss’ West End musical phenomenon Six will reopen at London’s Lyric Theatre on 21 May 2021, booking until 22 August. With social distancing at indoor venues expected to remain in place until 21 June at the earliest, the theatre will initially operate at the same 50% capacity as December 2020 before the current national lockdown.

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‘There’s no saying where theatres will be by the time summer arrives’: Is the light at the end of the tunnel even further away?

In Features, London theatre, Musicals, Online shows, Opinion, Plays, Quotes by Mark ShentonLeave a Comment

It won’t be until the vaccine programme has been fully and successfully rolled out throughout the nation, and any necessary tweaks established for mutant strains, that there may be enough confidence to begin to even think about going indoors again to sit amongst strangers.