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Melbourne Theatre Company 2021 season a ‘survival year’ following the ‘seismic trauma’ of COVID-19 – ABC News

The MTC suffered “seismic trauma” during 2020, with hundreds of jobs and $12.5 million lost. But the state theatre company has a plan for recovery.



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Melbourne Theatre Company executive director and co-CEO Virginia Lovett describes the impact of the COVID on the company as “a seismic trauma”.
Eleven of the 12 slated shows for 2020 were either cancelled altogether or shut down early due to the COVID crisis and restrictions in Victoria.
As a result, the company which relies on box office and associated income for 75 per cent of its annual budget lost $12.5 million.

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