Melbourne Theatre Company has cancelled the remainder of its 2020 season. The company has been forced to call off its final two shows for the year – Girls & Boys, due to open in October and Sunshine Super Girl, due to open in November – due to the ongoing COVID-19 crisis and restrictions in Victoria.

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“This announcement is the dreaded conclusion to an incomprehensible year for MTC. While perhaps not a surprising outcome given the severity of the situation in Melbourne, these decisions don’t get any easier and it is no less upsetting news to share,” said MTC Artistic Director and CEO Brett Sheehy. “It is hard to describe the enormity of now having cancelled or shut down all but the first show in our 2020 season, and the effect it has had on our staff and artists, and of course our audiences and supporters. The very reason we exist is to bring people together through live theatre, so to have our stages bare for almost the entire year is crushing...

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