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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.
2 to 12 Jun 2021
Shoreditch Town Hall
Image by JJ Noakes Creative
Based on Christie Watson's bestselling memoir of her twenty years as a nurse, The Language of Kindness is a joy-filled celebration of nurses and front-line healthcare workers which will resonate with audiences everywhere following the COVID-19 pandemic.
The Language of Kindness brings to life the realities, the challenges, heartbreaks and incomparable joys of working for the NHS and supporting families as they face their best and worst moments.
Wayward Productions has been developing the poignant new dance-theatre piece for two years and now face the challenge, with co-creators Sasha Milavic Davies and James Yeatman, of ensuring a socially distanced production: a bold ensemble piece about the tactile work of nurses where the company never touch.
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Author: Based on The Language of Kindness by Christie Watson, adapted by Sasha Milavic Davies and James Yeatman
Director: Sasha Milavic Davies and James Yeatman
Designer: Zoë Hurwitz
Lighting: Jess Bernberg
Sound: Gareth Fry
Video designer: Hayley Egan
Production: Judith Dimant, Philippa Barr; Wayward Productions