VIDEO: David Tennant & Dame Judi Dench Talk About The Effect Of The Coronavirus Crisis On British Theatre


David Tennant and Dame Judi Dench appeared on last night's episode of The Coronavirus Newscast on the BBC News channel to discuss the crisis facing the UK's theatres in the wake of the coronavirus lockdown.

Check out what they had to say about the devastating effect lockdown has had on the theatre industry:



More than 100,000 people have signed a government petition asking for further support for the arts during the pandemic.
If you would like to sign the petition then you can do so here.

The petition asks that the Government "state where the theatres and arts fit in the Coronavrius recovery roadmap, create a tailor-made financial support mechanism for the arts sector and clarify how social distancing will affect arts spaces like theatres and concert venues."

It goes on to say that: "The government has addressed hospitality sectors such as restaurants and cinemas. They've stated how the sports will be resumed after the lockdown period. But there has been no mention of the arts. On 13 May Robert Jenrick was directly asked to pledge to protect this industry, which could be without income longer than other sectors, but he failed to give a clear answer. This further shows how the arts are being overlooked. The government must show more support for arts."


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