Pantomime dames protest at Westminster over Covid theatre restrictions

Arts workers draw attention to lack of panto season this year and demand more help

Hundreds of protesters– including about half-a-dozen pantomime dames – gathered in Westminster to protest against the government’s handling of the Covid-19 pandemic and draw attention to the lack of a pantomime season this year.

A procession of creative industry workers made its way on Wednesday past a shuttered West End and through Whitehall, where they demanded the government creates sector-specific support to help theatre workers through the crisis.

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