Luke Pollard MP Member of Parliament for Plymouth Sutton and Devonport
- Theatre Royal Plymouth has had to close due to Coronavirus restriction
- They have launched a new virtual creative network, to keep the Theatre’s community outreach initiatives going
- They are having a fundraiser to see them through this difficult time with no income
Luke Pollard, MP for Plymouth Sutton and Devonport said:
The Coronavirus crisis has meant that we’ve had to put a lot of the things we love and enjoy on hold. Theatre Royal Plymouth has had to close it’s doors for the first time in 37 years. But, as they say, the show must go on.
Theatre Royal Plymouth has launched TR3 – a new virtual creative network, which aims keep us connected, creative, help us support each other, and our wonderful theatre in these unprecedented times. Just because it’s doors are closed doesn’t mean the performance is over. They have been continuing their Our Space program for adults with complex needs, working on creative writing, audio recordings, vocal work and poetry over Zoom; working with young people in Plymouth to create a Coronavirus time capsule; and they’ve been providing resources for teachers and parents to continue creative education during lockdown.
But without people buying tickets, they’re facing some real financial trouble, and they’re relying on the kind donations of us Janners to keep going. They need our help now to keep the theatre going through this tough time when the stages are dark and the workshops empty. If you can spare a couple of quid, a donation of any size would make a big difference
Please donate to the Theatre Royal Plymouth here: https://my.theatreroyal.com/donate/i/16