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19 May

19 May

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GLOBE TO GO?. The coronavirus pandemic has already caused the shutdown of theatres in the West End, on Broadway and in Australia. This has affected productions of Frozen, Hangmen and Whos Afraid of Virginia Woolf?, which will not return when restrictions are lifted.

Shakespeares Globe Theatre in London may suffer the same fate if U.K. legislators do not act, according to a report in Variety,. Located on the south bank of the Thames, the revered theatre shut its doors on March 18 due to the coronavirus crisis.

In a recent submission to a U.K. parliamentary committee, the historic institution warned that if it is unable to reopen its doors before September, it will require 5M ($6M) in government funding. A replica of William Shakespeares original 1599 Elizabethan open-air venue, the Globe has not faced such financial hardship in its 23 years of operation.

In an unprecedented time for theatre, as a charity that receives no regular government subsidy, we need your help more than ever before, reads a statement on their website. .

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