Nicola Sturgeon warns tsunami of omicron cases ‘starting to hit’ Scotland

Andrew Lloyd Webber has said it is “simply heartbreaking” to see the theatre industry “decimated” by omicron cancellations, adding that “no one in the Government listens”.

Last night, his production of Cinderella was axed due to “Covid-related absences”, alongside London productions of hit musicals Hamilton and The Lion King.

Hamilton, at the Victoria Palace Theatre, confirmed it will not go ahead on Friday night due to “Covid-enforced absences”.

Writing in the Daily Mail, Lord Lloyd-Webber said: “It has been a terrible few days and it is getting worse.

“It is simply heartbreaking for me to see our industry decimated by a situation beyond all of our control.

“We had to cancel yesterday evening’s performance of Cinderella with three hours’ notice.

“Five more members of the company have tested positive, on top of three on Thursday.

“We’re a very large production and every cancelled show is devastating, but we simply can’t rehearse around the gaps in the cast and cover the performance.”

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