London’s most successful immersive theatre experience ‘The Great Gatsby‘ plans to re-open this coming October with social distancing measures in place.
Actors and audiences will wear face coverings throughout the show, which has been reimagined as a 1920s masquerade ball.
Audience capacity will be significantly reduced in order to facilitate social distancing and to allow audiences coming as individuals or in household groups to move around during the performance and keep a safe distance from others throughout. The show’s content has also been altered to avoid any performance deemed high risk.
Temperature checks will take place upon arrival, the show’s central London venue will be deep cleaned before and after every performance, bar equipment sterilised, and hand sanitiser will be available throughout, producers said. The Covid-secure measures have been developed following conversations with local authorities and unions.
Producers Louis Hartshorn and Brian Hook said “We want to offer something for people to look forward to following this extended lockdown. Our show has several inherent features that make it safer than a trip to the supermarket, so we’re embracing that and innovating. Hopefully we can provide a blueprint for other productions to open safely and be part of the process of restoring employment and the economy of the creative industries.
The Great Gatsby will reopen on 1 October 2020 at Immersive LDN.