Adrian Vinken tells Daily Mail readers what they're going to lose if there is no tangible, practical Government support for the theatre sector.
Try to imagine a world without your local theatre: Christmas without panto for the children, or trips to London’s West End.
This joyless prospect came a step closer this week as the Prime Minister announced an easing of the lockdown that offered nothing to Britain’s once-booming performing arts sector.
The irony is that – as thousands of workers face redundancy – the Government is allowing theatres to reopen from July 4, providing it is not for the performance of live theatre!
At the Theatre Royal, Plymouth – one of Britain’s most successful regional theatres – we have had to let go of our freelancers and this week we started consulting on laying off 110 people: One-third of our full-time staff... Keep reading on Mail Online