We said that the commercial theatre companies would put on fewer musicals and we were right. From their independent counterparts we expected more international collaboration thanks to support from foreign cultural institutions and again our words were prophetic. Now we are predicting that these two trends will continue in 2017. With the official mourning period for the late King Rama IX going on through October and the grand funeral ceremony taking place that same month, it seems unlikely that commercial producers will want to risk investing millions only for their live stage shows to be postponed or cancelled again. And that also explains why new musicals have not yet been announced.