York Theatre Royal and culture’s landmark day – The Yorkshire Post says

TODAY represents a landmark – of sorts – for Yorkshire arts when York Theatre Royal’s box office reopens for its first post-Covid production.

York Theatre Royal remains one of the region's most popular venues.

In keeping with these times, the Love Bites drama will feature 10 artists each performing a five minute ‘love letter’ to theatre.

The hope is to showcase the value of a vibrant culture scene, and support some of those very talented artists whose work evaporated at the outset of the pandemic, as fears grow at the number of them now walking away from a sector so intrinsically important to the wider Yorkshire economy.

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Yet, despite this, it’s still going to take many weeks, if not months, before other theatres, including the smallest and most intimate settings, adapt to Covid and reopen, hence why Culture Secretary Oliver Dowden needs to start speeding up the delivery of much-promised financial support to those venues, performers and back-stage staff most at risk of being lost for good.

Culture Secretary Oliver Dowden.

This region, for one, will be all the poorer without them.

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