FILE PHOTO: Composer Andrew Lloyd Webber arrives for the world premiere of the film “Cats” in Manhattan, New York, U.S., December 16, 2019. REUTERS/Andrew Kelly
July 19, 2021
(Reuters) – Musical theatre impresario Andrew Lloyd Webber on Monday closed his new London manufacturing of “Cinderella” the day earlier than it was because of open after a forged member examined optimistic for the coronavirus.
Lloyd Webber didn’t announce a brand new opening date, blaming “not possible situations” imposed by the British authorities.
“I’ve been pressured to take the heart-breaking determination to not open my ‘Cinderella’,” Lloyd Webber stated in an announcement.
“The not possible situations created by the blunt instrument that’s the authorities’s isolation steerage, imply that we can’t proceed,” he added.
It was not instantly clear whether or not your complete manufacturing had been cancelled or whether or not it would open at a later date.
The fashionable twist on “Cinderella” was because of open in London on Tuesday, a high-profile new stage present following the closure of theatres for nearly 18 months due to the coronavirus pandemic.
Lloyd Webber, the creator of hit exhibits together with “Cats” and “Phantom of the Opera,” is without doubt one of the most influential and profitable figures within the theatre world and had been a key voice in urging assist for theatre through the pandemic.
With music by Lloyd Webber and a narrative by Oscar-winning screenwriter Emerald Fennell, “Cinderella” had already suffered a number of delays because of altering restrictions ordered by the British authorities round quarantine, social distancing, and capability in indoor leisure venues.
The federal government on Monday ended https://www.reuters.com/world/uk/pm-johnson-pleads-caution-freedom-day-arrives-england-2021-07-18 over a 12 months of COVID-19 lockdown restrictions in England however the so-called ‘Freedom Day’ was marred by surging infections, warnings of grocery store shortages and Prime Minister Boris Johnson’s personal pressured self-isolation.
“My unhappiness for our forged and crew, our loyal viewers and the business I’ve been combating for is not possible to place into phrases. Freedom Day has changed into closure day,” Lloyd Webber stated in his assertion.
(Reporting by Jill Serjeant, Modifying by Rosalba O’Brien)