In 1642, Parliament ordered the closing of all London theaters due to a combination of civil war and strict Puritanism (it’s always the Puritans, am I right?). They didn’t reopen for another 18 years until Charles II ordered the restoration of theater at the beginning of his reign.
I’m very much reminded of that historical fact, when I consider what we’ve all been through since March, 2020. Without discounting the enormous tragedy that Covid has brought to so many families and businesses, the theatre world has been particularly hit hard. A great many theaters have permanently closed across the country, and we are thankful that the National Comedy Theatre was able to survive.
We’re relieved that the closing of theaters in this country lasted 18 months, rather than 18 years, and we are enormously excited to announce our own restoration to the stage beginning Friday, September 3rd.
While things are still in a fluctuating state, we will be taking extra precautions to keep our guests, cast and staff as safe as possible and our Covid policy is outlined on our website. In the meantime, we ask that everyone be responsible to each other, be patient and understanding of any new procedures, and to come back to NCT soon to join us for a night of safe, unscripted fun.
Artistic Director & Big Cheese