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coronavirus / Young Vic cancels remaining performances of ‘Nora’

The Young Vic in South London has cancelled all remaining performances of Nora: A Doll’s House due to the escalating concerns of the corona virus pandemic.

In a statement posted on their website, the theatre said: the “health and wellbeing of our audiences and staff will always be a priority”.

“We thank the Noracompany for their extraordinary collaboration in bringing this show to our stage. We are immensely proud of the production and everyone who contributed to it. We will do everything we can to support our ecosystem of artists, staff, partners and community, many of whom are freelance, during this unprecedented time,” it said.

It added: “As a charity, we rely on ticket sales for a substantial portion of our income, and the uncertainty ahead is a huge worry for those who work for and with us, as it is for the theatre sector as a whole. Therefore – if you can afford to – please consider donating the price of your ticket, or another amount however large or small, to the Young Vic, to help us get through this period.”

The venue had already cancelled both performances of the play on 14 March as a precautionary measure. Stef Smith’s radical new version of Henrik Ibsen’s play had been due to run until 21 March 2020.

Performances at the Old Vic, Royal Court Theatre, Arcola Theatre and Turbine Theatre have already been cancelled due to the coronavirus.


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