Scarborough-based Qdos panto company postpones more of its shows

Scarborough-based panto company Qdos has cancelled more of its 34 shows it planned to stage this year.

Friday, 14th August 2020, 10:38 am
Updated Tuesday, 18th August 2020, 8:49 am
Billy Pearce at Bradford Alhambra
Billy Pearce at Bradford Alhambra

Shows in Bradford, Belfast, Birmingham, Hull, Northampton, Nottingham, Scotland, Southampton, Swansea, have been postponed until next year.

The postponements come less than two weeks after the Government failed to give clearer guidance on live performances.

A statement on the Qdos website states: "We had been very clear that we required clarity from the Government regarding the re-opening of theatres by today, Monday August 3, in order for our pantomime season as we know it to take place.

Based on the Secretary of State for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport’s reiteration last week that the Government won’t be providing further guidance on theatres operating without social distancing until November at the earliest we are left with no choice but to begin the consultation process with our partner theatres about the viability of each show. This is a complex process and will take several weeks to complete."

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