Dumfries' Theatre Royal "delighted" to welcome back live performances after being closed for nearly 500 days

By Sharon Liptrott

The Guild of Players at Dumfries’ Theatre Royal are “delighted” to be welcoming back live performances and experiencing the hustle and bustle of rehearsals again.

Scotland’s oldest working theatre had to close its doors for 488 days during the pandemic and only recently opened up to live audiences again.

On Saturday the Guild welcomed in the public – with Covid measures in place – for Doors Open Days in the region, giving visitors the opportunity to take a behind-the-scenes tour of the building and experience its history for themselves.

Their young performers, The Musical Theatre Group, performed Annie Jr at the weekend and there are more performances of the show to come this weekend.

The Guild of Players themselves are busy in rehearsals as they are soon bringing back the much loved comedy, The Steamie. See Friday’s Standard for more on the Theatre’s forthcoming productions.

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