Pantomime season keeps many theatres afloat, but without audiences packing them out, can the show really go on?
Robin Olive provides performing arts classes, mostly dance, to physically or intellectually disabled people of all ages. Without the studio to go to during lockdown, she turned her attention to online classes instead, with a free daily dance class. Meaning the usual students, and many new ones globally, didn’t have to miss out on their extremely beneficial and positive pastime.
As the British government announces a £1.57billion bailout for the cultural sector there is uncertainty about how the theatre arts and its freelance community will survive. Artistic director Matthew Xia, set and costume designer Vicki Mortimer and a freelance stage manager, who had to go on Universal Credit to survive, discuss Covid-19’s effect on the UK’s theatre sector.
Careers that we’ve dedicated ourselves to, that have defined us, may not return to normal. How could this not create an industry-wide feeling of fear?
Oliver Dowden says pilots of indoor performances will also take place.
Labour's Jo Stevens tells HuffPost UK performing arts need urgent government help to stave off mass redundancies.
Fundamentally unworkable in a pandemic, the theatre industry has been badly hit by the virus - and as redundancies have begun, experts fear mass closures aren't far away.
A power shortage forced thousands of people into the streets of Manhattan. Then the singing began.
James Corden will return as host for the 73rd annual ceremony in June.
Theatre Is A Powerful Platform For Telling Stories - As A Refugee, I Never Thought I Would Use It To Tell Mine
During the process, I met people from different backgrounds and experiences. We created a very strong bond as performers, European or not, with refugees status or not