Shakespeare's Globe theatre calls for urgent funds to avoid insolvency

Shakespeare's Globe Theatre has called for urgent funding to avoid going out of business due to the "devastating" impact of the coronavirus pandemic. The London venue has been shut since 20 March and has warned MPs it is "critically vulnerable and at risk of closure in the wake of Covid-19". It sa

Michael Jackson musical postpones its Broadway debut

A stage musical about Michael Jackson has pushed its Broadway debut until next year due to the coronavirus pandemic. Preview performances of “MJ” are now set to begin in March 2021 at the Neil Simon Theatre. The musical — previously called “Don’t Stop ’Til You Ge

Royal Court invites audiences online to experience its empty space

When theatres were forced to close their doors because of the coronavirus outbreak, set designs were left intact in empty auditoriums. The Royal Court in London has hit upon an intriguing idea to enable the public to virtually visit its Jerwood Theatre Downstairs, which shut during the run of EV Cro

The show can't go on! How much will Italian actors, companies and theatres lose?

  Theatre is an art made for an audience. Amid the coronavirus pandemic, however, Italian theatres have brought down the curtain until at least April 3rd, with shows cancelled in peak season. Entire festivals have been axed and it is impossible for theatres to postpone dates due to scheduling

Live shows get your heart racing – scientists prove it

Science has proved what theatre and concert-goers have long known. When it comes to emotional impact, watching a live performance is so much more thrilling than a version on screen. Scientists from University College London (UCL) measured heart rates and sweat glands of audience members as they wat

Operatic soprano Irina Lungu makes her encore for Puccini’s masterpiece in Muscat

There is only one way for a soprano to perform in the world-famous opera La Boheme, and that’s to simply go for it. That’s because the plotline and Puccini’s soaring compositions simply demand that you wear your heart on your sleeve when you take the stage. It is something that Iri

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