Today is a great day for Theatre lovers isolating at home! All the Web’s a Stage is an online fundraising event featuring a variety of live performances that will be streamed today, Thursday 23 April from midday to midnight. Audiences will be able to watch the event free on their website or on the Theatre Together Facebook Page and are invited to donate in support of the performing arts and those who work in the industry.
Highlights include Don Warrington opening the event reading Shakespeare’s All the World’s a Stage monologue, Stephen Fry reading Michael Rosen’s These are the Hands ahead of Clap for Carers at 8pm many live songs from Musical Theatre stars including Joanne Clifton, Louise Dearman, Kerry Ellis, David Hunter, and Marisha Wallace, a live Q&A with Danny Mac; poetry from Jade Anouka and Luke Wright; comedy from Ivo Graham and The Yes Queens, a multi-location dance choreographed by Chris Whittaker and closing the event is Evangeline Dickson reading a new monologue, All the Web’s a Stage. The full list of acts has been announced and can be seen below:
The funds raised from the event will go towards Acting for Others and Help Musicians to support those in the arts facing hardship now as a result of the Coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic, as well as to The Golsoncott Foundation, supporting individuals or organisations who have been impacted by the crisis to return with a piece of work once the industry begins to recover.