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Theatre

Theatres can now reopen – but they will resemble prison camps

Auditoriums can now reopen — but they will resemble prison camps, says Lloyd Evans

1 August 2020

9:00 AM

1 August 2020

9:00 AM

‘Give us a date, mate!’ That was the sound of Andrew Lloyd Webber begging Boris Johnson to announce when the West End can return to normal.

He made his plea at the London Palladium on 23 July, where he was testing a new set of Covid-compliant measures during a one-hour solo show by Beverley Knight.

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