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Culture Unwrapped - how live performance will stage a comeback in 2021

New technology and creative thinking will help theatre, music and dance return next year

Olly Mann and The Week Unwrapped’s Arion McNicoll are joined by actor Susannah Fielding. This week: why 2021 will see more live performances than ever before.

After you have listened to the podcast you can keep up to date with the best things to see and do with The Culture List, in association with The Platinum Card® from American Express. 

If you're looking for some diverting ways to spend your time in the rundown to Christmas, we've got you covered with a pick of the best online events from around the country and treats that can be delivered straight to your door, from world-class opera to the best of Italian fashion. Click here to see the list.

You can subscribe to The Week Unwrapped on the Global PlayerSpotifyApple podcastsSoundCloud or wherever you get you get your podcasts

Treasure your time

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