British theatre on Spain’s Costa del Sol has now cancelled all shows prior to September

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THE board of the Salon Varietes Theatre in Fuengirola, the only theatre dedicated to English language performances in southern Spain, has decided to cancel the remainder of its 2019/2020 season.

Even though it is likely that at some stage during the mid-point of the year, it would be allowed to reopen, it would be with a reduced capacity and the board said “our greater concern is the health of our staff, volunteers, performers and audiences and we believe that the virus is not yet controlled to a degree where we could ensure a safe environment in which to operate.”

The theatre season runs from September to early June and always closes during the hottest summer months so it is hoped that the 2020/2021 season can go ahead as planned with Evita the blockbuster musical cancelled from this season being slotted in.

So much depends upon government policy as there is always a need for casting and rehearsal well before the actual shows themselves which take some considerable time.

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