High-profile Shakespeare shows cancelled due to positive Covid test
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Two eagerly-awaited nights of a Shakespeare drama in the shadow of Norwich Cathedral have been cancelled after one of its cast members tested positive for Covid.
A Midsummer Night's Dream had been due to take place on Thursday and Friday (July 22-23) as part of Norwich Theatre's 'Interlude in the Close' season.
But one of the two-strong cast has registered a positive test for Covid, resulting in the two performances being cancelled.
Theatre company Out of Chaos will instead perform the play at Norwich Playhouse on Saturday, October 16, starting at 7.30pm.
Interlude is a collaboration between Norwich Theatre - which runs the Theatre Royal, Playhouse and Stage Two - and Lost in Translation Circus.
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It launched in Chapelfield Gardens last year, and is back for a second summer at a new location of Norwich Cathedral Close.
Shows are taking place in a big top tent on the fields of Norwich School.
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