Music and Words: Warboy & Stewart
On Stage - Live Performance: 9:00pm -9:45pm, 2 August, £15/£5
Live Online - Interactive Broadcast: 8:00pm - 9:00pm, 6 August, £1
On Demand - Interactive Broadcast Recording: 6 August - 3 September, £1
Slam! Doors shut. Music slurs to silence. Mirror balls stop turning. The dust covers dance floors following the Government’s decision to close nightclubs during the Covid-19 pandemic.
Shut Down The Club is an operatic techno rave spotlighting six nightlife characters who have spent months socially distanced.
A cast of cultural leaders from London’s LGBTQ+ nightlife community portray a spectrum of reactions: personal resets to plague raving; defiance; loss; rage; and philosophical hope as they attempt to come to terms with the decimation of a nighttime industry that feels like it has been thrown under the bus by politicians.
The interactive broadcast includes a panel and Q&A with the cast discussing the experience of combining nightlife with opera, and exploring the effects of the pandemic on their personal lives.
Age range: All ages, but mostly adults
Content advisory: death (not onstage), suicide (mentioned)
We ask our audiences to stay home if there is any risk of infection, and to stick to one metre social distancing at all times.
We continue to:
- Reduce the number of people using spaces in the building
- Maintain COVID safe cleaning regimes
- Make available bottles of hand sanitiser and wipes throughout the building
- Open all the doors and windows to aid air-flow and fill the place with potted plants that cheer us all up (and calm us all down).
For this show we are keeping managed social distancing in place.
We also request that everyone wear a mask when moving around the building, wash their hands often and practice self-distancing. Our companies and audiences will include Clinically Extremely Vulnerable people. We want everyone to feel and be safe.
- You will be asked to queue outside in your bubbles, so wear weather-relevant clothes and let us know if you or anyone you know has a mobility or standing difficulty by emailing the Box Office.
- We will check you in on arrival. You may be asked for ID so please have some handy.
- We will show you straight into the auditorium - unless you need to use the facilities - where you will be seated in your bubbles
- There will be one way systems in place. Our gorgeous stewards will guide you and show you how to leave should you need to.
- In the auditorium, another gorgeous steward will check our seating plan and show you to your seat(s). Like in a restaurant.
We will be running a normal bar service with extra tables for your drinking comfort.
For more information on how things work, have a look at our dedicated Covid:19 page.