Boris Johnson accused of flouting the request to wear a mask in the theater | Boris Johnson

Boris Johnson once again flouted official requests to wear a mask as he watched a performance of Macbeth at a busy north London theater on Tuesday night, witnesses said.

The Prime Minister was in the audience to see the Shakespearean tragedy at the Almeida Theater in Islington, after a scorching few days in which backbench Tories accused him of losing the plot.

Another member of the audience said Johnson did not wear a face cover during the performance, despite requests from the theater that visitors wear one at all times when not eating or drinking. He was also pictured inside a public space in the theater without a mask, alongside a person suspected of being a member of his family.

Ticket holders received an email before the show, saying, “Remember to wear a face covering at all times throughout the building, unless you are exempt.”

The theater has a message on its website saying it is asking all patrons to wear a mask in the theater, including during the performance, to protect “all of our staff, cast and other members of the public from Covid.” . There was also an announcement and inscriptions around the building asking for the mask to be worn.

A witness said most people in the theater played by the rules, but the Prime Minister did not put his mask back on until the lights came on.

A second member of the audience across the auditorium said she saw him not wearing a mask during the first half and while he was in the bar with his fellow guest. He is believed to have his mask wrapped around his chin during the first half and completely off during the second half.

Downing Street was approached for comment on Tuesday evening.

Johnson’s apparent decision not to wear a mask in the theater comes after he was previously criticized for not wearing a mask while sitting next to David Attenborough, 95, atop Cop26, while he was with medical staff in a hallway at Hexham Hospital and on a train to Manchester.

The Prime Minister apologized for the incident at the hospital, although he said it lasted “barely 30 seconds”.

He recently wore one while sitting in the House of Commons, together with other prominent MPs.

Johnson has been in hot water for the past few days because of his handling of various policy areas, from railways to social services, as well as his chaotic speech at the CBI on Monday. During the speech, he lost his place in the text for about 20 seconds, saying “forgive me” three times, then turned away at length from Peppa Pig World, which he visited on Sunday with his wife and youngster. child.

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