Basket
Remaining time: 

    PHOTO FLASH: Beverley Knight performs for Andrew Lloyd Webber's socially distanced pilot show at the London Palladium

    New photos have been released of yesterday's London Palladium pilot show photographed by Andy Paradise of Paradise Photo. The pilot, which was the first-ever socially distanced West End show and was meant to test the safety of socially distanced theatrical performances, featured an introduction by Andrew Lloyd Webber followed by a show-stopping, concert-style performance from the iconic singer and West End actress Beverley Knight, star of the upcoming musical The Drifters Girl.

    The venue followed stringent safety and hygiene measures including one-way-systems, anti-viral misting machines, temperature checks, and more. Knight performed a two-hour medley of songs to an audience of just over 500, which was significantly reduced from the venue's maximum capacity of 2000.

    At the start of the concert, Andrew Lloyd Webber took to stage to call on the UK Government to set a date for non-socially distanced performances to return. Despite the 1st of August being the projected return date for indoor performances, many major West End and UK theatre shows and venues will not be able to hold socially distanced performances, as it will be economically unviable.

    Lloyd Webber said: "What we need badly is a date for reopening. Everyone understands that a spike in the virus could mean a delay, but we need a target."

    View photos of the socially distanced pilot performance with Beverley Knight below.

    PHOTO FLASH: Beverley Knight performs for Andrew Lloyd Webber's socially distanced pilot show at the London Palladium
    All photos of the event © Andy Paradise/Paradise Photo.

    Untitled-design-2020-07-24-T172953-612
    Untitled-design-2020-07-24-T172941-933
    Untitled-design-2020-07-24-T172929-469
    Untitled-design-2020-07-24-T172915-912
    Untitled-design-2020-07-24-T172906-293
    Untitled-design-2020-07-24-T172846-897
    Untitled-design-2020-07-24-T172817-849
    Untitled-design-2020-07-24-T172808-471
    Untitled-design-2020-07-24-T172758-947
    Untitled-design-2020-07-24-T172738-323
    Untitled-design-2020-07-24-T172728-363  
    Untitled-design-2020-07-24-T172706-398
    Untitled-design-2020-07-24-T172656-205
    Untitled-design-2020-07-24-T172646-175
    Untitled-design-2020-07-24-T172635-363
    Untitled-design-2020-07-24-T172623-700


    Nicholas Ephram Ryan Daniels

    Ephram is a jack of all trades and enjoys attending theatre, classical music concerts and the opera.


    Related news

    First Look: New Harry Potter and the Cursed Child West End cast production images released!

    Posted on | By Jade Ali |

    Harry Potter and the Cursed Child reopened at the West End’s Palace Theatre earlier this month, with its r... Read more

    Top 5 Hamilton musical songs

    Posted on | By Jade Ali |

    Lin-Manuel Miranda’s Hamilton premiered off-Broadway in 2015 and became an instant success, receiving critical ... Read more

    Long Live the Queens! New Six cast announced

    Posted on | By Sarah Gengenbach |

    It is her-story in the making as, for the first time ever, a completely new cast of West End queens, alternates and s... Read more

    Follow us for instant updates and special offers

    Sign up to our mailing list and be the first to hear about new West End shows and exclusive ticket discounts. We value your privacy. You can unsubscribe at any time. But we hope you won’t!