Theatres across the world are currently dark, in the sense that no performances are taking place. However in each them a single light will be burning. The origins of the tradition of ghost lights are widely discussed. However whether they are there purely for health and safety reasons or to appease theatre spirits, there is something comforting in the thought that these creative spaces are never truly in darkness, and that even is these unprecedented times the ghost lights will continue to burn until the curtain can again rise on more normal life.
All images from theatre’s twitter accounts.