England prepares to raise the curtain on theaters, music venues
Venue near King’s Cross tube station in London opening too.
The United Kingdom announced Friday that all indoor performance spaces, including theatres and music venues, can start performances on August 1 providing they follow new social distancing rules.
According to Variety, the news was announced by Secretary of State for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport, Oliver Dowden via Twitter.
“The U.K.’s performing arts sector is renowned across the world and I am pleased that we are making real progress in getting its doors reopened to the public with social distancing,” Dowden said in a statement.
“From August indoor theaters, music venues and performance spaces will safely welcome audiences back across the country,” he said.
“Delighted indoor performances can resume from 1 August! Socially distanced audiences for now but we hope to build towards full audiences very soon,” tweeted Julian Bird, CEO of the Society of London Theatre.
Katherine Parkinson and Steve Pemberton are terrific in Terry Johnson’s hilarious productionTerry Johnson’s strongly cast revival of his 1994 play confirms its status as a modern classic. The piece is painfully funny and shrewd as it dramatises its central irony: Eleanor, patronised as humourless by her husband and unable to see the point of the society, is the only person on stage with any real wit. “Neither of you would recognise a joke if it didn’t have its trousers round its ankles,” she tells Rufus Jones’s smug, pompous Richard and his chum.