Danny Mac, Jodie Prenger and more to take part in online charity performances for Shakespeare Day
The live performance event will take place on 23 April to raise funds for actors during the coronavirus outbreak
Over 60 artists and professionals will helm a new online project All the Web's a Stage in time for Shakespeare Day on 23 April.
The event will see live performances featuring cabaret, comedy, dance and theatre, with those taking part including Danny Mac, Tom Milner, Jodie Prenger and La Voix.
Also appearing will be Gemma Barnett, Tom Brace, Joanne Clifton, Oscar Conlon-Morrey, Evangeline Dickson, Rebecca Gilliland, David Hunter, Caroline Kay, Evie Rose Lane, Luke McCall, James McDermott, Tamaryn Payne, Robert Rhodes, Oliver Savile, Cleve September, Noah Thomas, Dylan Turner, Marisha Wallace, Daisy Wood-Davis, Luke Wright, Al and Roddy and Vocal Xtr3me.
Danny Mac said today: "At this moment of worldwide crisis, many of our colleagues in the arts are facing severe hardships as their jobs literally disappear. It's so important the industry comes together to support each other, and this feels such a fitting way to raise money for those in need and allow audiences to continue enjoying live performance."
is a new collective of industry professionals from a variety of disciplines coming together in these hard times. To-date, participants include representatives from ANRPR, Bryony Taylor Productions, Chloé Nelkin Consulting, Debbie Hicks Productions, Hannah Elsy Productions, Harry Blumenau Casting, Hartshorn-Hook Enterprises, IMMERSIVE | LDN, Infinity Technical Management, IAMarketing, Iris Theatre, JHI Marketing, LIVR, Metal Rabbit Productions, Relish Theatre, RJG Productions, Selladoor Worldwide, Sharp Image Company and Target-Live, as well as a variety of freelance artists.
The funds raised will go towards Acting for Others and Help Musicians, as well as The Golsoncott Foundation. Audiences will be able to watch for free on www.theatretogether.co.uk.
Sofi Berenger, co-producer of All the Web's a Stage, said today, "While we've welcomed the government's support for the self-employed and the arts in this emergency, it's clear that many of our industry colleagues will not be eligible for this support. And as many have highlighted, the performing arts are going to take some time to recover from this extended period of closure. The response to All the Web's a Stage has been completely overwhelming and we couldn't be more thankful to those in our industry coming together to raise funds to support each other in this time of need."
Anyone interested in taking part can contact [email protected]