Masks should really be done away with as soon as is feasible - even a co-operative person is going to start feeling sick of it once they and everyone they know is vaccinated. I suspect it makes sense to keep them in indoor spaces at least until autumn though, since even if vaccine targets are hit, it won't be until then that everyone has had their fair chance at being protected. Which practically speaking probably means we're stuck with them for the rest of the year to some extent as a fluctuating mask/no mask policy would be worse. I'd love to be wrong on this, because I hate the damn things, but I'd rather things were open with a mask than not open at all.
I'm another who is booked for Come from Away on opening day - matinee and evening - but looking at the tickets it would be easy to switch to socially distanced performances. If I was running things, that's what I'd do for the sake of a few days, rather than shuffle everything again. We shall see I suppose!
I'm booked for the 25th so guess that will be one of the full capacity performances. Funny thing is I said last year it was the first show I wanted to see after lockdown and that's exactly what will happen n Now as my March and April trips to a couple of other shows will not happen now.
I'm hearing ATG Theatres won't reopen until mid/late July - has anyone heard similar?
I've not, but out of everyone (well documented on many threads here over the last year) they have been the least interested in social distancing formats and putting arts before profit. So it wouldn't surprise me.
IMHO of course but as theatre groups go, they have come out of this having generated the least goodwill unfortunately.
Sad to see the Durham Miners Gala has been cancelled on what would be its 150th anniversary. Was due to take place second weekend of July so not unexpected since the measures could get pushed back, and there's no real way to have it as a socially distanced event (it's basically one big piss up).