The number of cancelled performances at MTC this year now outweighs those that have been staged, rising to 168 as the Company announced  that its upcoming production of Sunday will be unable to proceed.

Despite every effort to overcome the challenges of this lockdown, the inability to obtain exemptions to rehearse in person under strict a COVID-safe plan has left MTC no other option.

MTC Co-CEO Virginia Lovett said, ‘The Company is devastated to be in this position and to disappoint our loyal audiences again. In many ways 2021 is proving to be harder than last year and the financial impact is acute.”

Sunday is the third production to be cancelled in the past month as a result of Victoria’s extended lockdown, joining Jacky and Cyrano in having their seasons irretrievably impacted.

MTC’s sights are now firmly set on staging As You Like It later this year. MTC looks forward to working with the State Government on a plan to reopen, remain open and provide a safe experience for our staff, artists and audiences. The key to this will be a fully implemented vaccination plan.

Future presentation options for Sunday will be pursued, as they will for Jacky and Cyrano.