The New Vic Theatre in Staffordshire is reopening its refurbished auditorium for audiences to enjoy new performances.
Artistic director Theresa Heskins stated that “the New Vic hasn’t been closed over the summer – our education and outreach teams have been working hard to support our local communities during this challenging time.”
Ms Heskins also remarked that “it feels very special now to be welcoming those communities back into the extraordinary New Vic building. Whether on stage, in the community or online, we’ve embraced the opportunity to think differently about the way we make and present work.”
The season will commence in October with Ghostlight, with a light being left on an auditorium symbolising audiences will return.
The installation will also include highlights from previous and upcoming productions.
Ms Heskins argued that the “story of the Staffordshire Hoard is such an important part of our national and local heritage” as “it’s changed our understanding of history and new discoveries have been made since 2015.”
The New Vic have delayed their Christmas production Beauty and the Beast by a year. However, the theatre will present Coppelia: A Mystery, which will take audience on a festive, intimate journey around the theatre.
Words by Noah Keate.
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