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As more West End shows have to cancel shows, industry figures respond to ‘inadequate’ Government insurance scheme

In Broadway, Features, London theatre, Musicals, Opinion, Other Recent Articles, Plays, Regional theatre by Mark ShentonLeave a Comment

Though theatres are now operating at full capacity (if they choose to) — and audiences are wearing masks only if they choose to, as well — there is a great deal of uncertainty, as performances are being routinely suspended at the very last minute if a cast member proves positive or has come into contact with someone who has.

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‘A thoroughly sobering piece of work’: NO MASKS (Online review)

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Back in April, part of Theatre Royal Stratford East’s response to the pandemic was to create a new type of project. They put out a call to key workers in the local community to share their stories via a video wall. Out of some of these writer Rebecca Lenkiewicz and director Nadia Fall have created a series of imagined monologues which have been filmed as No Masks.

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NEWS: Hackney Empire, Lyric Hammersmith , Queen’s Theatre Hornchurch & Theatre Royal Stratford East postpone their 2020 pantos

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Hackney Empire, Lyric Hammersmith Theatre, Queen’s Theatre Hornchurch and Theatre Royal Stratford East will be postponing their 2020 pantomimes by a year due to the continued uncertainty of government guidelines for restarting public performances.

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Post-show Q&A: How many different ways can one audience interpret Equus?

In Features, Interviews, London theatre, Native, Opinion, Photos, Plays by Terri PaddockLeave a Comment

How many different ways can one play be interpreted? The company of Equus were very keen not to impose their opinions but the audience at last night’s post-show Q&A at Trafalgar Studios had plenty of their own. Which were right? All of them! And what a knowledgeable audience it was. Many had seen this or other previous […]

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NEWS: Ned Bennett’s revival of Equus opens at Trafalgar Studios in July 2019 for a limited season

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Award-winning director Ned Bennett’s bold revival of Peter Shaffer’s iconic psychological thriller Equus is transferring to the West End this summer. Following its successful run, the English Touring Theatre and Theatre Royal Stratford East production will open at London’s Trafalgar Studios on 6 July 2019 for a strictly limited season until 7 September.