Tudor girl-band concert Six set to be first musical to reopen in West End

Economic constraints and Covid safety measures have meant that many of England’s theatres have reopened with monologues or two-handers. However, Regents Park Open Air theatre is presenting a concert version of Jesus Christ Superstar – with the actors socially distanced – and a new musical adaptation of the romcom Sleepless in Seattle recently opened at […]

Agatha Christie’s The Mousetrap plots socially distanced West End reopening

When it does, the theatre will reduce its capacity of 550 by around two-thirds, depending on the size of household groups attending. The plans have been put together in compliance with stage four of the the government’s five-point “roadmap” for the return of live theatre performances. Stage four will see “performances allowed indoors/outdoors (but with […]

Dear Oliver Dowden, have you even begun to grasp the scale of our arts crisis?

I’ve never met you and I’m ready to believe you are well-intentioned. But I wonder if you have even begun to grasp the scale of the crisis facing the performing arts – theatre, opera and dance as well as classical music – in this country. Unless you come up soon with a detailed, precise, properly […]

Sam Mendes calls on Netflix and Amazon to share ‘Covid-19 windfall’ with theatre

The director Sam Mendes has outlined a rescue package for theatre during the coronavirus crisis and warned that if the performing arts are not protected, “an ecosystem this intricate and evolved cannot be rebuilt from scratch”. Mendes’ suggested measures, outlined in a long article for the Financial Times, have been applauded by key figures in […]

The government’s plan for UK theatre is vague and demoralising – here’s what we need

Fourth, theatres need to be at the centre of civic regeneration as post-lockdown Britain becomes more community-minded. Local councils should be incentivised to support ways in which theatre can bring benefits to education, community trusts, hospitals and prisons. Broadcasters should be galvanised to showcase more work from the theatre which supplies them with so much […]

Pakistan May Consider Holding Late-Stage Clinical Trials of Russian COVID Vaccine – Foreign Minister

“We retaliated, but not excessively, it was a defensive retaliation. We just demonstrated our alertness and our capability to respond, but we did not want to escalate the situation, and you must have noticed that the pilot that we had captured — we immediately, on our own accord released that pilot to defuse tensions,” he […]

Monday briefing: ‘Abide by rule of six,’ police plead

Lewis Hamilton and leading drivers have condemned Formula One and the FIA for putting drivers at risk for the sake of entertainment after a safety‑car restart led to a major accident at the Tuscan Grand Prix. Egan Bernal’s defence of his Tour de France title wilted and then collapsed definitively in the September heat, as […]

Victorian government aims for crowds at Australian Open and Boxing Day Test

Tennis Australia chief executive Craig Tiley indicated last week he is hopeful that Melbourne Park would have crowds of some description during its grand slam, and on Monday premier Daniel Andrews suggested his government was aiming for crowds to attend the Boxing Day Test and Australian Open.

Justin Theroux flaunts his arms in a white muscle shirt while walking his adored pit bull Kuma after celebrating his birthday with a Cookie Puss cake

Zoe Kravitz shows off her taut tummy in a black cropped tank… Olivia Munn hints that one of her exes was a closeted gay… Marvel star Carrie Coon who plays Proxima Midnight reveals… Justin Theroux parades his sculpted arms while braving the…

Will Smith and DJ Jazzy Jeff reunite outside the iconic Fresh Prince Of Bel Air mansion… as Will helps the owners rent it out on Airbnb for only $30

‘Ready for the freshest staycation ever?’ he wrote. ‘If this place looks familiar that’s because it’s just as fly as it was when I first rolled up the driveway. I’m back. And this time, I’m handing you the keys so you’ll have my wing of the mansion all to yourself — but my sneaker collection […]