We at the Lichfield Garrick are of course shocked and saddened by the incident in Manchester, it is a concern to us all and our sympathies go out to all those involved.
All performances at Lichfield Garrick are going ahead as normal.
We have reviewed our security procedures and increased our vigilance, following advice from UK Theatres, our umbrella body for all UK theatres, who have been working with the Metropolitan Police to identify steps that public buildings are wise to take. However, we have not been given any indication from our local Police that we are at an increased risk of attack and our security measures are designed to give reassurance to our public.
Local Police & Community Support Officers have been very supportive and are maintaining a presence outside of our building during performances. We are also carrying out bag searches, so customers are advised to please allow extra time for this and only bring a bag along if absolutely necessary. We would like to thank our customers for their continued support and co-operation.