I’d much prefer to watch a ballet than the news

Despite the pandemic, the appetite for live performance remains. Scaled-down versions of ‘The Nutcracker’ and 'Les Miserables’ are going ahead this season, writes Charlotte Cripps

Saturday 17 October 2020 00:09
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Dancers of the English National Ballet perform The Nutcracker at the Coliseum
Dancers of the English National Ballet perform The Nutcracker at the Coliseum
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t’s great news that some live performances are taking place despite the coronaviurs pandemic, but how different are they and do people want to go?

Surely nothing beats being encased in your own inflatable bubble? As audience and band members experienced this week at The Flaming Lips concert in Oklahoma City, as a way to control social distancing.

It looked fun, but for most of us when we talk about bubbles – we usually mean a support bubble.

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