I don’t want theatres to be closed but I d rather the government went ahead and banned gatherings so events can be cancelled without penalty from insurers etc. Given that lots of people are reluctant to go out.
Beginning March 16, the Met will stream a title from its Live in HD series each night through the duration of the closure. The performances, originally captured as live broadcasts in movie theatres worldwide, will begin at 7:30 PM from the company's homepage. (The featured performances—and several others—are available via the Met Opera on Demand subscription service, though the videos in the nightly series will be made available for free for 20 hours following the initial stream).
Well if I out myself as the member who suggested it to BurlyBeaR I had the thought that this thread would mostly feature practical information about specific shows to alert for cancellations, cast changes etc. and be more about practical issues rather than speculation (e.g. which shows were offering refunds for people who had to isolate) - however given that there's less factual information over the weekend inevitably it's been used speculatively over the weekend.
I'd rather we kept this to facts and left the speculation for the main Covid thread, but that's just my point of view. I suspect we might get rather more hard information about effects of the UK theatre scene from tomorrow.
Just got an email from the Old VIc cancelling the rest of the Endgame run. Asking for ticket holders to consider donating their ticket fees instead of asking for a refund, in exchange for access to a video from earlier in the run (though only mentions Endgame and not Rough for Theatre II).