Theatre closures due to coronavirus outbreak


England is cautiously moving out of national lockdown due to the coronavirus epidemic, but London theatres remain closed to audiences.


The government has not announced firm dates for theatres to open in England, though a suggested date for indoor performances to restart has been given as 17 May 2021, with capacity restrictions.


Larger theatres may be back with full capacity audiences from 21 June.


London theatres are beginning to announce new show dates and we are updating our listings.


However, we advise checking theatre websites to confirm which shows will be playing in the future.



Love In The Lockdown

Playing until 31 May 2021

Online

The drama follows medieval musician Emilia and playwright Giovanni in the early stages of an intense relationship, which starts with awkward early Zoom dates just before lockdown.
Photo of Rachael Stirling and Alec Newman starring in Love In The Lockdown

Image credit: Mike Blacket and Stuart McClymont

Show details

Synopsis


The drama follows medieval musician Emilia and playwright Giovanni in the early stages of an intense relationship, which starts with awkward early Zoom dates just before lockdown.


Over 3 months, the separated lovers get closer.


They also work on a project together, inspired by The Decameron by Boccaccio, a "14th Century box set" of 100 stories told by young people to while away their quarantine during the Black Death in Florence in 1348.


Giovanni reimagines this work, drawing out parallels with the COVID-19 pandemic, while Emilia and her ensemble, played by real medieval music group The Telling, plan the music.


Background, advisory warnings


Age suitability: Not available


Leading actors of the stage and screen Rachael Stirling and Alec Newman star in a new topical online play with music, released in nine episodes on YouTube

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Dates


Previews from:Thursday 4 March 2021

Closes:Monday 31 May 2021

Performance days & times


Evening:

Episode 2: Friday5th March 2021, 6pm

Episode 3: Tuesday 23rd March 2021, 8pm

Episode 7: Thursday 13th May 2021, 6pm

Episode 9: Sunday 23rd May 2021, 7pm

The series can be viewed in its entirety from 23 ‑ 31 May


Matinee:

Episode 1: Thursday 4th March 2021,2pm

Episode 4: Wednesday 24th March 2021, 5.15pm

Episode 5: Thursday 15th April 2021, 5pm

Episode 6: Wednesday 5th May 2021, 10am

Episode 8: Saturday 15th May 2021, 11am


Running time: To be confirmed

Tickets


Standard:
Free

Cast


Emilia - Rachael Stirling

Giovanni - Alec Newman

Venetia - Leila Mimmack

Voice of Boris Johnson - Jon Culshaw

News announcer/Giovanni's Mum - Suzanne Ahmet

Jenny Harries, Deputy Chief Medical Officer - Teresa Banham

Chantelle - Anna Demetriou

Esme - Patience Tomlinson

Emilia's ensemble: The Telling

Clare Norburn, voice

Ariane Prüssner, voice, medieval harp, percussion

Joy Smith, harps and percussion

Jorge Jimenez, Vielle (early violin)


Creatives


Author: Clare Norburn
Director: Nicholas Renton
Production: Clare Norburn

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