Seven days on stage: It could be curtains for dozens of theatres

Rebranded London Hippodrome relaunches, but many more historic buildings are at risk – plus Boris Johnson gets on his dancing shoes

Risky business

Croydon's Warehouse, the Theatre Royal in Margate and the Darlington Arts Centre are among 49 theatres that are "at risk", according to a warning from conservation body the Theatres Trust. Its Theatre Buildings At Risk Register, which the organisation releases annually, ranks venues across the UK under threat from demolition or redevelopment. This year, there were 17 new entries, though the overall number of theatres at risk actually decreased from 56. Sadly, that's not such good news at is sounds: some of the venues removed from the list have been lost permanently.

Hipp, hipp, hooray

Good news, though, for two of London's historic theatre buildings. The London Hippodrome, now rebranded as a casino, reopens on Monday, with performances in its cabaret room from Tony Christie. Meanwhile, Wiltons Music Hall – one of

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