This year's Hertford Theatre Week has been cancelled following government advice on the coronavirus spread.
In a statement on their website, festival organisers said: "In light of the latest Covid-19 advice from the Government and after consultation with competing teams, it is with great regret this year’s Hertford Theatre Week has been cancelled. The health of our audience members and of all our competing teams is our priority, so for the first time in 59 years there will not be a drama festival in Hertford."
Theatre announces closure until April
Hertford Theatre have also announced that they will close, with all shows cancelled, until 19th April at the earliest.
Posting on social meada, the theatre's management said: "Unfortunately due to the on-going situation regarding COVID-19 and the need for social distancing during this difficult time, Hertford Theatre will close to the public from 3pm on Tuesday 17th March 2020. Our customers health and well-being is of paramount importance to us and we will remain closed until 19th April 2020. We will be reviewing the situation every 2 weeks during this period to allow us to manage this huge task so please keep an eye on our social media for the very latest updates."
In related news, Hertford & Stortford MP Julie Marson is self-isolating after contracting a cough and sore throat. She is one of 23 MPs who have quarantined themselves.
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