All the Web’s a Stage is a streaming initiative consisting of 12 marvellous jam-packed hours of all your favourite performers from the West End and theatre to comedy, drag and magic!
It’s fitting that the free livestream will be held on Thursday 23 April, Shakespeare’s birthday and the date that theatres began their process of restoration after strict censorship in 1661, the last time British theatres were ordered to close for a prolonged period.
Highlights include Stephen Fry reading Michael Rosen’s These are the Hands ahead of Clap for Carers at 8pm; songs from Musical Theatre stars including Joanne Clifton, Louise Dearman, Kerry Ellis, David Hunter, and Marisha Wallace; Don Warrington opens the event reading Shakespeare’s All the World’s a Stage monologue; 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.
Full schedule and list of performers taking part in this 12 hour event will be listed on the Theatre Together website.
The livestream is raising money for our artistic comrades who have been severely impacted by Covid-19. Whilst we appreciate the government’s initiatives, and the support made available for many self-employed workers, there are still many freelance artists who fall through the cracks of these new government programs. As a result, thousands of artists who are now unable to earn an income are facing the coronavirus crisis with no available financial support.