The Old Vic in London is one of the UK’s oldest and most illustrious theatres.
The theatre’s artistic director Matthew Warchus told the Guardian: “We are all puzzling away, thinking hard about how we can respond to this situation and what our creative input can be.
“There are some bright people on those calls.
“We are mostly stumped because our hands are tied behind our backs: if you can’t bring performers and creatives together, with an audience, you’re incredibly limited.”
He explained 80 percent of the organisation’s staff is on the furlough scheme and many theatre staff have taken a 20 percent pay cut.