Tropicana to host first live event since lockdown

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Weston-super-Mare Tropicana is to host its first indoor live event since the venue shut its doors due to lockdown.

The seafront attraction will be putting on a theatre performance for three nights next month.

The Tropicana is the first venue in the town to host live theatre since the the coronavirus pandemic forced venues to close

The town’s Blakehay Theatre and Playhouse Theatre remain closed, although a panto is being planned at the Playhouse later this year.

The Tropicana, run by North Somerset Council, is working in partnership with Co Lab Creative to put on the play ‘Shakers Re-Stirred’ at the venue for three nights from November 5-7.

The venue will be running at a reduced capacity of 45 seated per show with maximum bookings of six.

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Tables will be set up socially distanced cabaret style.

The bar will be open operating table service, ordering via a QR code.

The play follows the theme that every town has its Shakers, the oh-so trendy bar in the main street where the neon bright light shines out into the night tempting passers-by.

The production takes a wickedly funny glimpse of this world by the four long-suffering waitresses, offering a fascinating view of the reality that lurks behind the plastic palms and Pina Coladas in this revised version of the popular play.

The team at Co:Lab Creative said: “We’re thrilled to be working with the fantastic team at such an iconic venue, The Tropicana.

“We can’t wait to bring live events back.”

North Somerset Council executive member for leisure, culture ad tourism Councillor Caritas Charles said: “We are delighted to be able to offer art and cultural events once again.

“The team at the Tropicana have been working hard to make the venue covid-secure so visitors can safely enjoy a good night out.”

Ticket prices are adults £12.50/Concessions £11.50.

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