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Finally, tourists can return to the West End – and Theatreland can flex its economic muscle

After a less-than-liberating Freedom Day was pulverised by the pingdemic, the theatre industry sorely needed some good news. So, three cheers for the government’s announcement that England will drop restrictions for the fully vaccinated in August and also reopen its borders, without quarantine, … Continue reading

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‘There is no evidence at all of theatres spreading Covid’: fury in London at Tier 3

The lights will have to dim in the West End yet again, thanks to the Government’s decision to plunge the capital into Tier 3 – just as London’s theatres were beginning to reopen. Arts leaders are understandably apoplectic. Read my full Telegraph article here

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Theatre in crisis: ‘British culture is world-beating – why leave us behind?’

The Government’s new jobs plan has been met with despair – and fury – from many in the arts world. “Theatre has been viable for thousands of years,” points out leading producer Sonia Friedman. “Yesterday’s announcement from the Chancellor that our industry is … Continue reading

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