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When theatres reopen they’ll resemble prison camps

Lloyd Evans fears for the future of theatre in this age of paranoia and over-regulation

Andrew Lloyd Webber giving a tour of the London Palladium before the first pilot show after lockdown with Beverley Knight. Image: © Rii Schroer / eyevine

‘Give us a date, mate!’ That was the sound of Andrew Lloyd Webber begging Boris Johnson to announce when the West End can return to normal.

He made his plea at the London Palladium on 23 July, where he was testing a new set of Covid-compliant measures during a one-hour solo show by Beverley Knight.

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