AFTER cancelling many shows, and postponing many to future dates, Adam Burgan, thevenues manager at both Westlands and The Octagon Theatre in Yeovil, is hopeful “the show will go on” later this year.

The Octagon Theatre and Westlands Entertainment Venue has been entertaining the people of Somerset and beyond for the last 45 years.

Adam said: “It is sad to see these venues, which are normally bustling and busy, quiet and empty. The Octagon theatre was closed halfway through the two week-long production from Yeovil Amateur Operatic Society (YAOS) production of The Sound of Music.

“It was very upsetting to see so many of the cast in tears that after many months of hard work planning, rehearsing, fundraising and the excitement of opening night that show was cancelled.

“This experience is being shared around the world, but out of adversity comes creativity and many companies are already looking at ways to share their work online and to continue entertaining and inspiring people while the theatres remain closed.

“We will be looking for ways to keep you entertained and sharing work from companies as it becomes available.

“The curtain will rise again at our venues and we will be back bigger, brighter and audiences will be ready to be entertained and ‘cheered up’ once more with thunderous applause.

“The show will go on and we look forward to welcoming everyone back to our venues soon.”