Several West End shows, including Lion King, had to cancel their performances due to a coronavirus outbreak between the cast and the crew.
The Lion King canceled the show on Tuesday and Wednesday due to “absence due to COVID in the cast and crew”.
Performances at the Lyceum Theater will resume on Thursday. Customers affected by the cancellation will be contacted by email.
What are the other West End shows affected by the COVID outbreak?
Life of Pi has abolished five shows at Wyndham’s Theater but says it will be back on Wednesday.
Based on the Booker Prize-winning 2001 novel by Canadian author Yann Martel, the producer of the show said, “Several COVIDs have occurred in-house,” despite “strong measures have been taken.” Stated.
The production of a strange dog incident at night succumbs to a similar fate and will be closed at the Troubador Theater Wembley until Friday.
As a result, unfortunately, today’s Matinee performance had to be canceled at 2:00 pm, Wednesday, December 15th, 7:00 pm, and Thursday, December 16th, 2:00 pm and 7:00 pm.
— Curious on stage (@curiousonstage) December 14, 2021
Performances at the National Hex Theater, based on the classic fairy tale Sleeping Beauty, will also be canceled until Thursday.
The comedy of errors at the Royal Shakespeare Company’s Barbican has been suspended, but we hope to resume it on Thursday, December 23, prior to Christmas.
On Tuesday, Southwark Playhouse announced that it would cancel the rest of the rhythmic run.
Hello everyone. It’s very sad to have to work with the producer to let us know that we need to cancel the rest of The Rhythmics for a positive case of Covid-19 in-house.
— Southwark Playhouse (@swkplay) December 14, 2021
The force majeure of Donmar Warehouse and the fair play of the Bush Theater have also been cancelled.
Impact of closure
The festive period is very important for the theater to reach income and a new audience, especially after most of the works have been canceled or postponed in 2020.
The theater industry has been exposed to some of the longest and tightest restrictions due to pandemics.
This year, after the rules were relaxed in July, the theater was able to perform works with an unlimited number of spectators.
However, due to the Omicron variant, spectators must present their COVID pass at admission and wear a face mask inside the venue.
COVID-19: West End Shows such as Lion King, Life of Pai, Hex, etc. Canceled After Coronavirus Outbreak | Ent & Arts News
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