Shakespeare’s Globe theatre hosted a temporary food bank this week mostly aimed at artists struggling amid the Covid-19 lockdown, writes Kit Heren…
The food bank was the latest edition of Holly’s Angels, a “food distribution hub” set up by theatre marketer Holly Adomah Thompson and a team of volunteers in the Covid-19 pandemic. Working out of theatres, Holly’s Angels has given food to people who have had difficulties in lockdown.
Local artists who are struggling during the pandemic were particularly encouraged to take part, but the food bank, which ran earlier this week was open to anyone in the local community.
Amrit Maan of Punjab Restaurant in Covent Garden donated 300 frozen curries for people to collect from the Globe. Holly’s Angels also asked for people to give non-perishable food, household items, toiletries and children’s toys.
The Bankside theatre plans to reopen its main outdoor theatre from May 19 for socially distanced performances.
The Globe will put on A Midsummer Night’s Dream, Romeo and Juliet and Twelfth Night. King Lear, originally slated for 2021, has been pushed back to next year. A Midsummer Night’s Dream will open the season. Romeo and Juliet opens on June 26 and Twelfth Night on June 29. All of the productions are on through October.