Broadway’s Tony Awards nominations revealed (and it’s a bit of a shambles)

Last week, the nominations for the 74th Tony Awards were announced, celebrating the best of Broadway’s theatre community. “Jagged Little Pill” – the musical based on the hit album from 1995 by Alanis Morissette – leads the nominations with fifteen in total. “Moulin Rouge” follows closely with fourteen and “Tina – The Tina Turner Musical” and […]

Nimax Theatres pave the way forward for socially distanced ticketing

Social Distancing has been the dreaded buzz word of 2020 and it doesn’t sound like we are going to hear less of it for quite a while yet. The good news is that live, indoor theatre has been allowed to reopen, providing Covid-Secure measures are put in place to ensure groups are seated at least […]

I went to the theatre – but did it feel safe?

Back in July 2020, Andrew Lloyd Webber opened the doors of the London Palladium to show the UK Government that it was possible for theatres to reopen their doors by implementing safety measures like temperature checks, one way walking systems and social distanced seating. Since then, theatres have been allowed to reopen their doors, providing […]

Will Theatre Criticism Change In A Post-Covid World?

The Theatre industry has been badly hit by the Coronavirus pandemic since March 2020, when the country went in to lock down and all theatres had to close their doors. Indoor performances have just been allowed to recommence, after five months of darkness. But with social distancing measures still having to be in place, the […]

And the understudies are … still not being mentioned

A whole new world is about to begin. After four months of no live theatre performances on stage, the UK Government are slowly allowing theatre to reopen. It will be a while until things are anywhere near ‘normal’ (if ever) but at least there is hope at the end of the tunnel as new shows […]

Is this the reason why Cinemas can reopen but Theatres can’t?

The big question a lot of people are asking right now (myself included) is ‘why can Cinemas be reopening and people sit next to each other on aeroplanes, but theatres are still unable to have live performances?’. Lewis Easter (Dancer in Wicked the Musical) raised a valid point on social media, saying “Guys, it’s not […]

Why Social Distancing in Theatres isn’t just about sitting spaced out

The New York Times have shared this image of a concert at the State Theater of Hesse in Wiesbaden, Germany, which normally seats 1,000, but had fewer than 200 audience members this week, due to social distancing rules. It’s pretty clear that most UK theatres couldn’t survive on audiences as small as this, as they […]

Six Of The Best British Theatres You Need to Visit

Theatres have existed in Britain since the 16th century. More than 400 years later, and despite the growth of digital entertainment, theatres are still an essential part of our culture. During lockdown, we have been thinking about some of the most iconic theatres on our doorsteps and have come up with a list six of […]

Andrew Lloyd Webber says Theatres are likely to remain closed until September

In an interview with Page Six, Andrew Lloyd Webber has said that realistically, theatres will probably not open again until September 2020 after the world has been locked down due to the Coronavirus. He said “The industry says theaters reopen June 7. My opinion? Optimistic. Ridiculous. I think this peaks in June, and theaters remain […]

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