UK government’s party crackdown as coronavirus cases rise; & can Back to the Future save London Theatre?

Boris Johnson's warning against “complacency” about Covid-19 among young people as he prepares the ground for a major crackdown on people holding parties in defiance of social distancing. The Standard understands that minsters are deeply concerned about gatherings held by young people, particularly as students head back to university in coming weeks. Our political editor, Joe Murphy, says Mr Johnson may announce moves to cut the legal maximum size of a gathering from 30 to possibly as few as six.

Also, a stage adaptation of the cult classic film Back To The Future is set to open in the West End — with original film actor Christopher Lloyd helping launch the show by picking up a copy of the Evening Standard. Back to the Future, The Musical will open at the Adelphi Theatre in The Strand on May 14 next year. We ask the show's producer, Colin Ingram, if Marty and Doc Brown can save the day for London theatre?


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