Am-dram Versus Covid
From 3,000-seater arenas to the tiniest fringe venues, theatres across the UK have been embattled throughout the Covid-19 pandemic. But since the four-month total shutdown from March, the ever-changing rules have not stopped theatremakers across both professional and amateur sectors finding creative ways to serve their communities and produce innovative work. Some have reluctantly decided to suspend all in-person productions, while others have staged outdoor shows and socially distanced indoor performances when local restrictions have allowed. But a key change for everyone has been a huge rise in online activities: staying in touch via video-conferencing apps, fundraising and social events, as well as recorded and live-streamed performances.
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