Royal Court Theatre to Livestream Empty Auditorium Amid Ongoing Coronavirus Lockdown

The London famed theatre is scheduled to go online for a new performance installation created by Hester Chillingworth amid the ongoing Covid-19 pandemic.

AceShowbiz - London's Royal Court Theatre will livestream its empty auditorium as part of a new performance installation at the venue.

The idea for "Caretaker" was created by theatre maker Hester Chillingworth and will see the uninhabited stage presented online, with the video punctuated occasionally by witty audio messages.

While little is known about the venture, according to venue sources, "more often, there will be silence." It is unknown how long Chillingworth's performance installation will run for.

The Royal Court's artistic director, Vicky Featherstone, said, "Hester approached us a few weeks ago with this beautiful idea, an offering, somewhere to think and to look at our empty space."

"The challenge ahead for us all is immense - theatre and places where people gather to share stories and be entertained are at risk long into the future," she added. "Hester is giving us a new space at this time to be in. We don't know how long it will go on for…"

The livestream will debut at 7:30 pm BST here.

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