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London Theatre News Today: Thursday 18 February

Kitty Underwood

By Kitty Underwood Published 18 February 2021

Get Up Stand Up delays opening, Six extends run at Lyric

Get Up Stand Up, The Bob Marley Musical announced this morning that it will delay its opening at the Lyric Theatre until October 2021, saying that the producers are convinced that this joyous and uplifting show will be at its best when a full house can enjoy the legendary music of Bob Marley. The show will open once theatres can re-open with full capacity and tickets are now on sale for dates up to 22 April 2022.

Following this news, Six has confirmed that they will not move back to the Arts Theatre as planned but play through until 22 August at the Lyric, and that they will announce a re-opening date as soon as they can within government guidance.

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#WeMakeEvents launches new campaign

#WeMakeEvents has launched a new campaign today, rallying the Government to provide much-needed support to the live events supply chain and work with the sector to develop a recovery and reopening plan. Read more below.

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The Stage announces Future of Theatre conference

The Stage has today announced it will host a three-day, Future of Theatre conference from Wednesday 16 June 16 to Friday 18 June. The conference will be the first of its kind to bring together voices from across the whole UK theatre sector as the performing arts prepares to return post-pandemic.

Alistair Smith, editor of The Stage, said: “This has been an extraordinarily difficult year for theatre. It will have changed the performing arts dramatically, permanently and possibly in ways none of us realise yet.”

Future of Theatre Conference

In the run-up to the conference, The Stage will host a series of Future of Theatre panel discussions, free for The Stage subscribers. The series begins with ‘What have we learned about audiences over the past year?’ on Tuesday 23 February. Speaking on this panel, chaired by The Stage editor Alistair Smith, are David Brownlee (Purple Seven), Ben Park (Spektrix) and Caroline Routh (Stephen Joseph Theatre).

    For more details about Future of Theatre visit The Stage website here.

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