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A year on: Mark Shenton reflects on the theatre shutdown in the West End & beyond

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It was just after 5pm on 16 March 2020 that Boris Johnson made his heart (and business) stopping announcement: “Now is the time for everyone to stop non-essential contact with others and to stop all unnecessary travel. We need people to start working from home where they possibly can. And you should avoid pubs, clubs, theatres and other such social venues.”

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‘There are some magical moments’: THE SORCERER’S APPRENTICE – Southwark Playhouse (Online review)

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New British musical The Sorcerer’s Apprentice was due to premiere at London’s Southwark Playhouse at the start of this year, but the run had to be cancelled following the announcement of the most recent lockdown. Thankfully the show has been filmed and is now available to watch online at stream.theatre.

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‘No production need die anymore when the final curtain comes down’: How NT Live became a game changer on the road to digital streaming

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ll producers going forward will build digital preservation of their productions into their business models — and a future revenue stream will be available that means that no production need die anymore when the final curtain comes down, either.