An upcoming performance of the acrobatic show "Man With the Iron Neck" has had to be cancelled due to the lockdown extension across NSW.
The show was scheduled for Wednesday, September 8 with the hope that lockdown and border closures may have eased by the time the show was to leave for their tour.
The show is produced by noted physical theatre company Legs on the Wall, and covered themes of finding hope after grief and embracing life. It also promised to address the growing suicide rates amongst Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islanders.
Cast member Christine Anu shared a video regarding the cancellation through the Griffith Regional Theatre's facebook page.
"It's such an important story that Josh and Ursula have put together and I really wanted to put my take on Munroe's and connect with my fellow cast members... But there's nothing like a global pandemic and you know how the story goes to stop us in our tracks," she said.
Christine Anu, Caleena Sansbury, Kyle Shilling and Tibian Wyles were all set to perform in the show, which was written by Ursula Yovich and directed by Josh Bond and Gavin Robins.
In an effort to help performance artists who are struggling for money with cancellations and postponements, the NSW Performing Arts COVID Support Package has now been launched to provide financial support.
NSW Minister for the Arts Don Harwin described the package as a 'shot in the arm' to the performing arts.
"We understand the critical role the performing arts and live music sectors play in stimulating the economy and creating jobs," Mr Harwin said.
Applications are open online through the Create NSW website.
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