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Sonia Friedman writes about theatre closures

Kitty Underwood

By Kitty Underwood First Published 27 March 2020, Last Updated 23 April 2020

British theatre producer Sonia Friedman has written a beautiful article about the impact that theatre closures is having on the theatre industry in this unprecedented period.

From the practical difficulties to the emotional uncertainty, she talks about the hard process of closing down productions, the complications that will come in building the theatre industry back up and the part that theatre will play – and has always played – in bringing the country together.

Quote block, reading: "Our industry is coming to terms with a prolonged closure. That’s not in our nature. It is human nature to socialise, to come together, to commune – particularly in times of crisis. "Some theatres stayed open throughout most of the Second World War, Broadway bounced back after 9/11. This time around, we had no option. Shutting our shows was the right thing to do. The only thing to do... "We will all have to work together – producers and theatre owners, artists and agents, backstage and front-of-house staff – with the single objective to get our beloved industry back on its feet as soon as possible."

In a time of uncertainty, this article is a cogent and realistic look at the effect that coronavirus is currently having and will continue to have on the more than 290,000 individuals who work in the theatre industry across the country.

You can find the full article on The Stage’s website here where, once registered, you can read up to 4 articles for free every month.


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We are now cancelling all performances up until and including 31 May 2020 to help us process existing bookings whilst we wait for further clarity from the government in terms of when we will be able to reopen.

We are so sorry that in these testing and difficult times you are not able to enjoy the show you have booked for and hope the following helps clarify next steps in respect of your tickets .

There is nothing that you need to do if your performance has been cancelled, but we do ask for your patience.

If you have booked directly with the theatre or show website for an affected performance, please be assured that they will contact you directly to arrange an exchange for a later date, a credit note/voucher or a refund. If you have booked via a ticket agent they will also be in contact with you directly.

We are processing in strict date order of performance, so you are likely to be contacted after the date you were due to go to the theatre. However, we want to reassure you that you will be contacted, and your order will be processed, but please do bear with us.

We’d like to thank everyone who has been patient and kind in dealing with their ticket providers so far and we are sorry that we cannot process your order as quickly as we would like.

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