The West End Theatre will open again on the 10th July, as The Players Bar returns with live music.
It has been announced that the Charing Cross Theatre will partially open this Friday 10th July with ‘Virtual-Lee’ featuring Lee Ormsby on the keyboard every Friday and Saturday evening to play audience’s favourite show tune requests.
Following the government’s current social distancing rules to protect fans, artists and staff at all times, it has been confirmed that while the music will be performed live – the musicians will be playing on the Charing Cross Theatre stage, with their music will be streamed live into the upstairs bar, on TV monitors throughout.
On Wednesdays and Thursdays Lee Ormsby’s friends Jimmy Goodwin, Sean Keating, Nick Reeve and Alan Taemur will be performing. Full schedule is available on the Charing Cross Theatre website.
The post-Lockdown hours of The Player‘s Bar will initially be:
Wednesday to Saturday 9.00pm – 2.30am with “live” music from 10.00pm.
Talking about the news, Steven M. Levy, Managing Director, said: “The Players Bar with its non stop show tunes has long been a late night home for West End musical theatre performers and fans. After three months of Lockdown we have decided that we need to bring music and entertainment back to the West End even if we can’t have audiences in our theatre right now – and we hope the West End will return.”