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Shows cancelled at Birmingham Hippodrome and Alexandra Theatre

By Dayna Farrington | Birmingham entertainment | Published:

Theatre shows in Birmingham have been cancelled following the latest recommendations from the UK government.

Fans queue for preview tickets for The Book of Mormon at Birmingham Hippodrome. Pictures by: Simon Handley

Birmingham Hippodrome has cancelled all upcoming performances of the Book of Mormon from today until March 28.

While the Alexandra Theatre all theatre performances are temporarily suspended with immediate effect.

A statement from the Birmingham Hippodrome said: "Following the recommendation from the UK government today (March 16), we can confirm all upcoming performances of The Book of Mormon at Birmingham Hippodrome (March 16 up to and including March 28) will unfortunately be cancelled."We ask all ticket holders to avoid contacting Birmingham Hippodrome directly. The ticket sales team will be in touch as soon as possible with those affected.

"For upcoming performances from March 29 onwards, we are in discussions with producers and will keep our ticket holders informed. The safety and health of our staff and visitors is our number one priority and we will continue follow any recommendations from the relevant authorities and implement all appropriate instructions accordingly.

"If you are attending a future performance, our website and twitter pages will be updated regularly, please do keep checking our channels for the latest updates."

Mark Cornell, group CEO at Ambassador Theatre Group, which runs the Alexandra Theatre, said: "In response to the Prime Minister's statement this evening, advising the UK public to avoid unnecessary social contact, including in theatres, we regret to inform you that shows in all Ambassador Theatre Group UK venues are temporarily suspended with immediate effect.

"We understand that this decision comes as a disappointment, and a massive inconvenience for those of you already on the way to a venue this evening, but ultimately we all want the same thing – the health and safety of our communities, and we believe this is the correct decision to make."

Dayna Farrington

By Dayna Farrington
Senior reporter based at Wolverhampton

Reporter for the Express & Star based at Wolverhampton.

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