Arts & Entertainment

Omicron Postponements & Cancellations Hit The Arts

Emily Nkomo, Tim Draxl, Natalie Bassingthwaighte, Liam Head. Photo: STUART MILLER

Following the inclusion of positive Rapid Antigen Test results in the official COVID-19 numbers NSW reported 92,246 new cases. With Omicron now sweeping the State the Sydney arts community is reeling as postponements and cancellations become more and more commonplace.

Although there have been no super-spreader events linked to live theatre shows the spread of Omicron continues to wreak havoc on the arts sector. Not only are shows being cancelled or postponed due to cast and crew contracting the virus, but we’re also seeing some audience members choosing to staying away due to hesitancy about attending indoor events.

Some of the most notable postponements or cancellations have included;

  • Come From Away cancelled several performances over the holiday period due to cast or staff members contracting the virus.
  • Hamilton, Six and Jagged Little Pill cancelled shows
  • The Wedding Singer which was due to open last week but was forced to cancel performances due to cast members contracting the virus.
  • Scott Silven’s Wonder has postponed opening until June.

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