Covid-enforced changes to It’s A Wonderful Life at the Place Theatre

The Place Theatre has today announced that they are having to make changes to their performances of It’s A Wonderful Life, after 75% of the cast is currently in Covid-enforced isolation.

In a statement, The Place Bedford said, “Mangled Yarn and the theatre have been working like Trojans to try and get the show in front of audiences.

“The world seems to have other plans. With 75% of the cast currently isolating, the live shows will now commence on 27 December instead.”

The good news is that Mangled Yarn will be providing three matinee Zoom events on 22m 23 and 24 December at 2:30pm).

These will be ‘pay what you can’ for all three events and details will be available on The Place website from later today.

“We know many of you were looking for some fun family-friendly entertainment in the run-up to Christmas Day, and we’re still going to provide that to you,” said Mangled Yarn’s Chris Smart.

“It won’t be the full show, but a great fun interactive live experience with the whole company bringing you into the world of the show, but delivered online to keep everyone safe.”

“We understand that many of you are trying to keep yourselves safe and avoid possible periods of isolation in the run-up to Christmas Day,” said Alex Levene of the Place Theatre.

“After last years’ heartaches, spending time together as a family is more important than ever. We hope that this temporary solution is a chance for everyone to share those important days and then rejoin us at the venue after Christmas proper to come together and celebrate the end of this tumultuous year.”

Tickets are still available for the live shows on the 27-31 December and you can book here.

The show will be filmed on 31 December and if you would like to be part of the filmed audience, please transfer your ticket over to the 2.30pm matinee on 31 December. All ticket holders will receive a digital copy of the show after the run has ended.

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