Bath MP Wera Hobhouse attended the Theatre Royal on Friday 16th October to enjoy a live performance of the modern classic, Betrayal, by Harold Pinter.
The play is part of a three play programme which the Theatre Royal is putting on this autumn – in line with Government advice on the return to live performances during the Covid-19 pandemic. The theatre is hosting the shows with greatly reduced audience numbers and social distancing in place.
Local MP Wera Hobhouse, who is planning to watch all three productions, said:
“It was such a joy to be able to return to the Theatre Royal on Friday in a Covid-safe way. It was clear that the cast, the production team, and the entire theatre had worked incredibly hard to bring live shows back to audiences, despite the challenges posed by the pandemic.
Live performance and events are vital to our economy here in Bath and I am proud of the city for coming together to ensure the safe return of this sector. Unfortunately Covid-19 will be with us for some time. We must all play our part to contain it by behaving responsibly - wearing face coverings and keeping a safe social distance from anyone not in their household.
I am working in Parliament to fight for consistent Government policy across different sectors. For example, we are now allowed back in theatres but spectators remain barred from watching live sports events."
Danny Moar, Director of Theatre Royal Bath and Wera Hobhouse MP