Wolverhampton Grand Theatre's chief executive 'extremely' disappointed by delay to easing lockdown

The chief executive of Wolverhampton's Grand Theatre has said the delay to lockdown restrictions easing is "extremely" disappointing.

The Grand Theatre in Wolverhampton
The Grand Theatre in Wolverhampton

The curtain had been set to rise at the Lichfield Street venue from July 4 – but only if the rules were lifted on June 21 by the Government.

It means the theatre, which has been closed for more than a year, has been forced to reschedule shows following the road map decision.

Adrian Jackson, chief executive and artistic director at the Grand Theatre, said: "We're extremely disappointed that the final stage of the road map has been delayed. However, as always, the health and safety of our patrons is of paramount importance to us.

"We're currently working with producers to reschedule the shows affected and ticket holders will be contacted as soon as possible. We would politely ask our customers to bear with us as we continue to work towards a safe reopening and thank everyone once again for the unwavering support."

The Elvis World Tour had been set to light up the stage at the venue but this will now be rescheduled with the season, full of musicals and other acts, due to commence in September – by which time all restrictions should be lifted.

The date restrictions are now set to ease in England is July 19.

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