Andrew Lloyd Webber is right – if ‘pingdemic’ restrictions don’t stop, the arts won’t put up with it

It’s one thing for a school class bubble to be sent home for 10 days when one child gets Covid, writes Charlotte Cripps, but for the theatre and live music scene, it’s devastating

Saturday 31 July 2021 00:01
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<p>The opening of Andrew Lloyd Webber’s ‘Cinderella’ has been delayed because of Covid</p>

The opening of Andrew Lloyd Webber’s ‘Cinderella’ has been delayed because of Covid

I was meant to take one of my daughters to see Andrew Lloyd Webber’s Cinderella.

It’s a far cry from the Disney version; Carrie Hope Fletcher’s Cinderella is a goth in Dr Martens and sings “Bad Cinderella”. But I’ve been dying to take her post lockdown to her first-ever theatre show. No such luck.

It was cancelled after a single cast member in a cameo role tested positive for Covid.

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