The West End in London was forced to close after the government banned large gatherings on March 16 due to Covid-19, and no further financial support for the sector has been officially announced.
Speaking on Channel 4 news, Ms. Dench said she did not see how the industry would “recover” if the government did not intervene.
“It’s a desperate feeling, and when will they reopen?” “I don’t know, for sure, I’m sure I’m not in my life,” she said, adding.
Mrs. Dench continued, “I’m not saying he should take higher priority than anything else, but he’s going to be very dangerous. It’s a very dangerous influence for all of us.”
“Yes, cinemas are now closing and it is getting dark. I don’t know when we will bring them back.”
At a recent press conference, Prime Minister Boris Johnson announced that theaters and music halls could reopen, but no live performances would be allowed.
At the time, it did not indicate whether further measures would be provided to support the industry, but Downing Street indicated that this could happen.
“We are talking to the arts industry and thinking of ways we can support them in addition to the unprecedented financial assistance that we have already provided,” a spokesman for Johnson said.
Theater producer Cameron Mackintosh admitted he believes it is unlikely that the West End cinemas will reopen before next year.
Macintosh, who is known for producing shows like Les Misérables, The Phantom of the Opera and Hamilton, appeared on Michael Paul’s BBC Radio 2 on Sunday when speculating that West End Theater and Broadway might be the last to drop by comparison. . To most other countries.