Brussels Light Opera Company

Covid Arrangements during the preparation of The Pirates of Penzance


Before we start putting together the cast and crew for "The Pirates of Penzance", we need to emphasise that the health and safety of all involved in this show is paramount.  We would therefore like to draw your attention to the following precautionary measures that we will be putting into place.

We will be asking cast and crew to give their word of honour, by means of a signed document, that they will have the COVID vaccination as soon as it becomes available to them.  Anyone who does not wish to have the COVID vaccination will, regrettably, not be able to be part of this show.

We will not be organising any indoor rehearsals for the full cast until it is safe to do so, but rehearsals with individual principals might be organised in large rehearsal rooms providing there is sufficient ventilation.  When we feel that it is safe for full-cast rehearsals to take place indoors, before the start of these rehearsals we will be running tests on all individuals who have not yet had the opportunity to be vaccinated (results in 15 minutes) to minimise any risk of transmission of the virus.

Setting up a show like this requires a minimum of four months' advance preparation, and at this point in time it is impossible to predict what the COVID situation will be in spring/summer 2021.  We are, of course, very much aware that we may have to adjust the performance dates to comply with the latest health and safety developments in Belgium.

It is possible that BLOC's policies will be even stricter than those proposed by governments, but if that is the case, then so be it.  As mentioned previously, your health and safety is our main concern, and we will be putting in place any measures that we feel are appropriate.

We are sure that you understand the importance of these safety measures, and will appreciate your cooperation during these difficult times.