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Podcast: Canterbury’s Marlowe Theatre prepares to reopen after being closed for more than 400 days due to Covid

On today’s podcast we’re joined by the chief executive of Kent’s biggest theatre as it prepares to reopen for the first time in more than a year.

The Marlowe in Canterbury closed at the start of the first lockdown and hasn’t been able to welcome an audience for more than 400 days.

Tomorrow the curtain will go up on musical Six in front of socially distanced theatre-goers.

Chief executive Deborah Shaw tells us what it has been like getting ready for this moment.

Also in the podcast, Kent County Council has threatened the Home Office will legal action over unaccompanied child asylum seekers.

Hear from the leader of the authority who says ‘enough is enough’.

And in sport, Sussex bowler Ollie Robinson – who was born in Margate – has been suspended from international cricket while an investigation takes place into historic posts on social media.