July 23, 2020

Warning over UK theatre closures due to virus lockdown

London (AFP) – Britain’s world-leading theatre industry faces mass redundancies and venue closures because of the effect of the coronavirus lockdown, lawmakers said on Thursday. Parliament’s Digital, Culture, Media and Sport (DCMS) committee said in a new report that more than 15,000 theatrical performances were cancelled in the first 12 weeks of shutdown from March 23.More than £303 million ($386 million, 333 million euros) in box office revenue was lost but when additional income was factored in, losses could be £603 million.”We are witnessing the biggest threat to our cultural landscape in …

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