Following the announcements of Nimax theatres the Apollo and Lyric reopening with Everybody's Talking About Jamie and Six, details of two more theatres re-opening have been unveiled.
First up is the re-opening of the Duchess Theatre on November 19th to continue the award winning season of The Play That Goes Wrong.
Producer Kenny Wax said "The Play That Goes Wrong has been a tonic for people's spirits since first appearing seven years ago. We know how many thousands of performances have been on stage, how many people have bought tickets and how many hundreds of people have been employed. Laughter has the power to bring people together across all divides, reduces tensions and produces joy. And we know how lacking all of those have been these challenging past six months. So we count ourselves fortunate that our show is of a size where it is possible to re-open now, and while playing to the smaller sized audience that social distancing requires, costs can just about be covered"
As well as re-opening at the Duchess, the show will also play a limited season at the Theatre Royal Bath from December 17th 2020 until January 10th 2021. Their other show Magic Goes Wrong is booking from the Vaudeville Theatre from November 17th but that is yet to officailly been confirmed as its reopening date.
The Palace Theatre will also be re-opening its doors. Currently home to Harry Potter and the Cursed Child, that show will not be reopening until next year so details of temporary shows for the theatre have been announced. Jimmy Carr will be bringing his 'Terribly Funny' show there from November 16th to 21st with a special socially distanced show from Strictly stars Kevin and Joanne Clifton on December 1st.
This is great news for the West End, taking the total of officially announced Nimax theatres re-opening to four. Just waiting for the Vaudeville and the Garrick now!