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The Malvern Theatre Company's current and future productions.

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Malvern Theatre Company COVID-19 Update

Bad news and Good news!

 

2nd July 2020

 Dear Subscriber,

This is an update regarding the remaining shows in our 2020 Season.  The bad news is, that following guidelines included in the State of Emergency declared by the Victorian government with regards to the current COVID-19 crisis, Malvern Theatre Company has decided, regretfully, to cancel the remaining shows in our 2020 Season.  Our primary concern has to be the health of our patrons, actors, and all others associated with the shows. Social distancing rules, in particular, mean that we cannot rehearse, and guarantee the safety of those working in the theatre. Stonnington Council has also closed the venue, following restrictions around the size of mass gatherings.  The current requirement that each person in the foyer and theatre has four square metres of space allocated to them, means that even were the venue to reopen, audience entry into the theatre would be logistically very challenging, and the number of patrons we could seat at any one performance would be financially unviable for the Company.

 

The good news is, that with the cooperation in particular of our Directors, the remaining shows for 2020 have been rescheduled into our 2021 Season, when we hope to be fully up and running again.  ‘The Flick’ will be move to August/September next year, ‘Noises Off’ to April/May, and the rehearsed play reading of ‘The Last Night of Ballyhoo’ to early March.  We are pleased to offer you credits for any tickets you may have already purchased for these shows.  Kerry, our Ticket Secretary, will contact you in November this year to re-book your seats.  Please do not contact her about this process; be reassured that she will be in touch in a timely manner.

 

Tickets for the shows listed above may also be refunded. Please ring Kerry on 1300 131 552.  She will get back to you ASAP, but please be patient, especially when dealing with group bookings.  We would greatly appreciate your consideration of the option not to request a refund, and to take advantage of the offer of a credit.  Our only source of income is ticket sales, and you will appreciate that the unusual circumstances of this year have put us under some financial pressure.  We want still to be in a position to offer our usual high standard of productions, once this unprecedented crisis is over, and your generosity will assist us to do so.

 

A special note of thanks to the many of you who have already made a donation to the Company by not requesting refunds for our first three shows. Your support is greatly appreciated!

 

Andrew Ferguson (President)



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