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Will theatre survive?

Digitally streamed plays and live Zoom performances have arisen as temporary solutions to the crisis. But practitioners are preparing some long-term changes, too

By Ravi Ghosh  

In March, the first phase of the theatre world’s reaction to the lockdown was to hastily adapt shows for digital streaming, mostly by filming postponed work for home watching or continuing production on video-calling platforms. The National Youth Theatre’s Tiny Dancers was quickly repurposed for Zoom; BBC Radio’s Lockdown Theatre Festival salvaged interrupted plays from the Lyric Hammersmith, Royal Court and others.  

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