Stage Door Live, Episode 10 – 17 June 2020 #AudiencesAreComingBack

Audiences returning to the seats of theatres, we discuss the safety aspects and theatre in this new world. Featuring: Peter Jordan, Fergal McGrath, Lorraine Maye, Peter Power, and Patrick Martins.

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All about audience safety and returning to the seats of theatres.

In Episode 10, we talk all about audiences returning to the seats of theatres. Event Safety Expert Peter Jordan, Co-Director, SLUA Event Safety Consultancy discusses the various plans, including TheatreForum‘s plan, to return to our new normal. We’re then joined by Fergal McGrath, Venue Manager at the Town Hall Theatre in Galway to discuss the complications involved in programming venues with social distancing in place. Lorraine Maye, Director of Cork Midsummer Festival, talks about the festival which reinvented itself. In our #ArtInIsolation series composer Peter Power discusses his work, and we hear your responses to our audience call out “What Do You Need From Theatre?” Our #FinalPoeticThought is delivered by Patrick Martins who reads “I, Too” by Langston Hughes.

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