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So another delay to the ‘cautious, irreversible’ roadmap out of lockdown: It’s beginning to feel like Groundhog Day

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In what is becoming a wearyingly predictable cycle, Boris Johnson’s latest failure to act fast enough to lockdown the country from the arrival of what is now known as the Delta variant of Covid, which originated in India, has resulted in it becoming the dominant strain of the virus in Britain — with the added problem that it is much more easily transmissible than previous strains.

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NEWS: Leading theatre names call on Government to allow outdoor performances ‘at the earliest opportunity’

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Signatories, along with 60 other names, including Annilese Miskimmon (artistic director, English National Opera); Catherine Mallyon (executive director, Royal Shakespeare Company); Neil Constable (chief executive, Shakespeare’s Globe); Oliver Mears (director of opera, Royal Opera House); and Michelle Cawardine-Palmer (executive director, Kneehigh) have called on the Government to allow the outdoor performing arts to spearhead the sector’s return at the earliest opportunity.

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NEWS: Royal Shakespeare Company’s Winter 2020 programme mixes online events & socially distanced live shows

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Royal Shakespeare Company’s Winter 2020 programme mixes online events & socially distanced live shows including Tales for Winter (a season of epic tales celebrating the essence of live theatre) and David Walliams leading the official launch of The Boy in the Dress cast album.

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NEWS: RSC & Marquee TV announce online ’watch along’ of Twelfth Night to mark World Theatre Day

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To mark World Theatre Day (Friday 27 March 2020), the Royal Shakespeare Company is inviting people to join a live ‘watch along’ from their living rooms on 11 April of a recording of their 2017 production of Shakespeare’s comedy Twelfth Night, featuring Adrian Edmondson as Malvolio and Kara Tointon as Olivia.