Category Theatre and Music

A Tale of Two Tiers

As the Government announced the latest Tiers in England after the lockdown, theatres around the country had to re-consider their plans for Christmas theatre productions, particularly as regulations have tightened for both Tiers 2 and 3. Fiona Horan finds out more. Good News Theatre Royal Plymouth, in Tier 2 like much of the country, is

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Christmas Markets and Festive Thrills

GTO’s Fiona Horan has taken another look at what’s on this Christmas, as the situation changes by the hour … It’s bad news for Christmas Markets and better news for Christmas lights and theatre. Christmas Markets The desire of both the Government and the devolved administrations to discourage travel and gatherings in November and December

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Back to Square One for England

It’s back to square one for England as a second national lockdown is announced. England will enter a national lockdown for a month, from 12am on Thursday 5th November and ending on Wednesday 2nd December. Everyone in England must stay at home as much as possible. The exclusions to this are: For education; For work, if you

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Christmas at the theatre is back on the menu

In recent days the outlook for festive theatre has dramatically improved, with Government and Lottery funding allowing many venues to re-open their doors for the first time since March. Fiona Horan gives you a round-up of some of the best Christmas shows that have been announced so far – with probably still more to come!

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The (Christmas) Show Must Go On

In August, the decision was made by many producers and large venues to postpone their annual pantomimes to winter 2021. Every day throughout the month, more cancellations were announced, with most of the traditional big city pantos being scrapped. But is it really going to be a wasteland out there come December? Fiona Horan tracked

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Tentative return of British theatre

Autumn has arrived. The leaves are falling. The nights are drawing in. An evening at the theatre beckons, and it looks as though, at long last, this might actually be achievable in many parts of the country. Fiona Horan takes a look at what’s planned for the next few months. The West End and London

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Drive-in cinema, theatre and music

As reported previously (see Spend summer at the drive-in), 2020 looks set to be the summer of the drive-in movie. Fiona Horan follows up with a look at some more cinema drive-ins around the country, as well as a few drive-in live performances to enjoy. Celluloid sensations Edinburgh International Film Festival and Unique Events, the team

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Theatre news

A round-up of some of the latest developments in the world of British theatre in response to Covid-19. The impact of the coronavirus, lockdown and social distancing has clearly been an utter disaster for live theatre and music venues around the world. It is difficult to see how they can adapt to social distancing whilst

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Save Hackney Empire campaign launched

Olivier award-winning actor and West End musical star Clive Rowe has launched a crowdfunding campaign to help London’s Hackney Empire survive the impact Covid-19 lockdown has had on its finances. Famed dame Clive Rowe has starred in over 14 of Hackney Empire’s pantomimes and is supported in the campaign by Mayor of Hackney Philip Glanville, award-winning actor Richard

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