Redundancies have been made at a popular theatre – due to the impact of the Covid-19 pandemic.

Keswick's Theatre by the Lake has been forced to lose 38 members of staff following a two month consultation process.

Artistic director Liz Stevenson and executive director James Cobbold said: “We deeply regret every job loss, but these actions are necessary to ensure TBTL successfully reopens in 2021 and continues to serve its community and audiences.

"This has been a very difficult process for everyone involved but a reality of the situation that many theatres currently face.”

The theatre has launched a campaign to support the theatre, and prevent further job losses.

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