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Wednesday, April 8, 2020

NEWS: 9 to 5 announces end of West End run as theatres extend closure period by Press Releases

Following Thriller and Waitress, 9 to 5 The Musical is the latest West End show to announce that it will not return once theatres do eventually reopen.

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Acting for Others: Tune in for Fleabag, Hear the West End Sing, All the Web’s a Stage & other online fundraisers by Press Releases

Theatrical charity Acting for Others has announced the formation of a separate Covid-19 Fund which will be available to its 14 member charities.

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Tuesday, April 7, 2020

NEWS: We Will Rock You reschedules new UK tour for early 2021 by Press Releases

Following the closure of all UK theatres during the coronavirus crisis, the 2020 UK tour of Queen & Ben Elton’s We Will Rock You has been rescheduled for early 2021.

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NEWS: Chichester launches Keep Connected with free stream of Flowers for Mrs Harris by Press Releases

For the first time, Chichester Festival Theatre will stream a selection of its archive productions online, beginning with its award-winning 2018 musical Flowers for Mrs Harris from this Thur…

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NEWS: Stephen Fry stars in radio play of The Understudy to raise funds for charity by Press Releases

A brand-new radio play of David Nicholls' hit 2005 comic novel The Understudy will be performed by a stellar cast including Stephen Fry and released next month to raise funds for the theatre…

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Friday, April 3, 2020

NEWS: The Actors Centre announces a week-long Graduate Festival for cancelled showcases by Press Releases

With drama school final year showcases cancelled due to the COVID-19 pandemic, The Actors Centre has announced a week-long Graduate Festival, which will take place in its flagship venue, the…

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NEWS: Hairspray reschedules its London Coliseum season for this autumn by Press Releases

Producers have announced new dates for the return of Hairspray the Musical which, prior to the coronavirus crisis, had been due to run from 23 April to 30 August 2020 at the London Coliseum.…

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Thursday, April 2, 2020

The Shows Must Go On: Andrew Lloyd Webber launches free YouTube channel with Joseph & Jesus Christ Superstar by Press Releases

Andrew Lloyd Webber has announced a new YouTube Channel, The Shows Must Go On, providing musical theatre lovers with a West End and Broadway experience in their own homes, online for free.

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Wednesday, April 1, 2020

NEWS: The Beast Of Blue Yonder cast premiere Philip Ridley monologues online by Press Releases

While The Beast of Blue Yonder, Philip Ridley's new play which was due to premiere this week at Southwark Playhouse, will not be going ahead during the coronavirus crisis, audiences will hav…

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NEWS: Barbican Centre extends closure until 30 June, Evita transfer cancelled by Press Releases

As the theatre lockdown continues during the coronavirus crisis, the Barbican Centre has announced that its closure will continue until further notice, with all event taking place until 30 J…

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NEWS: Edinburgh Fringe & International Festival announce ‘heartbreaking’ decision to cancel world’s largest arts festival in 2020. Full quot by Press Releases

For the first time in over 70 years, the five festivals that transform Edinburgh into the world’s leading cultural destination every August are not going ahead this year due to concerns ar…

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Tuesday, March 31, 2020

NEWS: Shakespeare’s Globe announces new digital content by Press Releases

Shakespeare’s Globe has been preparing a raft of new digital content to continue to engage its audiences with Shakespeare’s works. Shakespeare & Love in Isolation will see artists,…

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Monday, March 30, 2020

NEWS: Hampstead Theatre will stream series of hit productions for free by Press Releases

Hampstead Theatre, in partnership with The Guardian, is going to stream a series of hit productions from its digital archive for free.

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Saturday, March 28, 2020

NEWS: West End production of Waitress has closed by Press Releases

The producers of Waitress have announced that the West End production at the Adelphi Theatre has closed. The multi-award-winning Broadway transfer had been originally booking until 4 July 20…

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Friday, March 27, 2020

NEWS: Theatre industry issues statement on Government aid for self-employed by Press Releases

A week after the UK Government announced its package for workers on the payroll, Chancellor of the Exchequer Rishi Sunak has announced an economic relief package for self-employed workers an…

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

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 thei…

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Thursday, March 26, 2020

NEWS: National Theatre will stream NT Live productions for free via YouTube by Press Releases

A selection of much-loved National Theatre Live productions will be made available to watch on YouTube for free over the next two months.

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Wednesday, March 25, 2020

NEWS: Olivier Awards’ Greatest Moments will be celebrated in special TV & radio programmes by Press Releases

ITV will broadcast a special Olivier Awards with Mastercard programme on 5 April 2020 at 10:15pm, in place of the 2020 Royal Albert Hall awards show which was cancelled due to coronavirus.

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NEWS: Online videos of Original Theatre Company’s The Habit of Art and The Croft to be released by Press Releases

In light of the closure of theatres across the UK due to COVID-19, the Original Theatre Company’s productions of Alan Bennett’s The Habit Of Art and Ali Milles’ The Croft, both of whic…

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Tuesday, March 24, 2020

NEWS: Headlong & Century Films announce major new digital series of short plays by Press Releases

Award-winning theatre company Headlong, in association with the BAFTA-winning Century Films, have announced Unprecedented: Real Time Theatre From a State of Isolation, a major new digital pr…

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NEWS: Drew McOnie & the McOnie Company launch a Digital Dance Season by Press Releases

The McOnie Company has launched the first offerings as part of its Digital Dance Season. Hosted on the company’s social media channels, the season aims to connect the dance community and e…

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Monday, March 23, 2020

NEWS: Hampstead Theatre will stream its hit production of I and You starring Maisie Williams by Press Releases

Hampstead Theatre is releasing its hit production of I and You by Lauren Gunderson on Instagram for free for a week from 23 March at 10am to 29 March at 10pm.

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Sunday, March 22, 2020

NEWS: Artists come together for new collective All the Web’s a Stage by Press Releases

Theatre Together, a new collective of over 50 artists and professionals, have announced All the Web’s a Stage, an online event featuring a variety of live performances to raise money for t…

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Saturday, March 21, 2020

NEWS: SOLT issues update for West End theatre ticketholders by Press Releases

A statement has been issued by the Society of London Theatre (SOLT) on behalf of the major commercial West End theatre operators and the Society of Ticket Agents and Retailers (STAR) to prov…

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Friday, March 20, 2020

NEWS: Thriller Live leaves the West End after record-breaking run by Press Releases

Following the closure of all West End theatres due to the Coronavirus outbreak, producers today announced that Thriller Live performed its last Moonwalk at the Lyric theatre on 15 March 2020…

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Thursday, March 19, 2020

NEWS: Regent’s Park Open Air Theatre’s new musical 101 Dalmatians is postponed until 2021 by Press Releases

Regent’s Park Open Air Theatre have today announced that, in light of government advice restricting non-essential contact with others in relation to the coronavirus pandemic, their new mus…

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‘There’s going to be some theatre on the other side’: Old Vic’s Matthew Warchus on ‘social distancing’ & the postponement of 4000 Mile by Press Releases

As London’s Old Vic Theatre closes, artistic director Matthew Warchus sends the message: “Take care of yourselves and each other. Be creative. There’s going to be some great theatre on…

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Wednesday, March 18, 2020

NEWS: SOLT & UK Theatre bring together leading theatrical charities as part of pan-industry support effort​ by Press Releases

SOLT and UK Theatre held an urgent meeting of leading theatrical charities on Monday 16 March 2020 to discuss ways to provide support for members of the theatre workforce – both on and off…

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NEWS: The Habit of Art starring Matthew Kelly will be filmed in a closed performance for download by Press Releases

In light of the most recent government advice due to COVID-19, The Original Theatre Company’s production of Alan Bennett’s The Habit of Art, which was due to open at Devonshire Park Thea…

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Tuesday, March 17, 2020

NEWS: The 2020 Olivier Awards are cancelled by Press Releases

This year’s Olivier Awards with Mastercard, which were due to place on 5 April 2020 at the Royal Albert Hall, have been cancelled.

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NEWS: Coronavirus pandemic – An update on theatre closures in the West End & across the country by Press Releases

My Theatre Mates have been collecting official announcements of theatre closures up and down the country in the Twitter thread below and will continue to add updates as they come in.

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