Yesterday, the Baxter Theatre in a media statement announced that all performances will be suspended from 19 December 2020 to the end of January 2021.
This is a bid to curb the spread of the Covid-19 disease in the Western Cape. Lara Foot, the Baxter CEO and Creative Director in the media release said, “This was not an easy decision for us to make.”
“As it is, we were closed for seven months of 2020, with a massive loss of income to the theatre and to artists. However, we must do what we can to help mitigate the risk of spreading the virus. When looking at the current pattern of increased infections in this established resurgence, we have no choice and keeping our spaces and public safe, is imperative. We hope to welcome audiences back into our spaces where they will be able to enjoy these productions at a later stage and when it is safer to do so,” Foot further stated.
The productions scheduled to make up the Summer Programme at the Theatre are Living Coloured, Lottering in Lockdown, and From Koe’siestes to Kneidlach – With Kids!, will be suspended.
Yusuf Daniels’ Living Coloured, adapted by Daniel Mphilo Richards and directed by Loukmaan Adams and Marc Lottering’s Lottering in Lockdown will end on Saturday 19, 2020.
Chantal Stanfield’s From Koe’siestes to Kneidlach – With Kids!, will be cancelled with the hope to return in 2021.
Patrons who have booked for shows later than 19 December can follow an easy process to either exchange the tickets for an earlier date or a refund on Webtickets.