News: #AllTheWebsAStage details announced

All the Web’s a Stageis 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. 

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.

You can watch the livestream on the Theatre Together website or on the Theatre Together Facebook page this Thursday from midday.

CURTAIN UP – 12pm – 2pm

Hosted by Al & Roddy (12pm – 1pm) and Yassmin Abdel-Magied (1pm – 2pm)

Don Warrington reads All the World’s a Stage monologue from Shakespeare’s As You Like It

Joanne Clifton sings Nobody Does it Like Me from Seesaw

Jess Fostekew performs stand up

Oliver Lansley (Les Enfants Terribles) reads extract from The Terrible Infants

Rebecca Gilliland Fly Me to the Moon by Frank Sinatra and Viva La Vida by Coldplay

Robert Rhodes reads an original poem

Cleve September sings Words Fail from Dear Evan Hansen and All I Ever Wanted from The Prince of Egypt

Shona Babayemi reads extract from her original play Blue Zone

Tamaryn Payne reads extract from Letters To The Earth

MATINEE – 2pm – 4pm

Hosted by Toby Marlow (2pm – 3pm) and Jon Brittain (3pm – 4pm)

Noah Thomas sings You Don’t Even Know It and The Wall in My Head from Everybody’s Talking About Jamie, and Ordinary People by John Legend and

Luke McCall sings Music of the Night from The Phantom of the Opera, Bring Him Home from Les Miserables and Anthem from Chess

Evie Rose-Lane sings Defying Gravity from WickedHolding out for a Hero from Footloose and Tomorrow from Annie

Abandoman perform original improvised comedy with audience participation

Gemma Barnett reprises her Offie Award winning role from A Hundred Words for Snow a new monologue, A message from Rory, written specially for the event by Tatty Hennessy

The Yes Queens perform improvised comedy based on audience suggestions

Kerry Ellis performs a song

THE HALF – 4pm – 6pm

Hosted by Danny Mac – with Live Q&A (4pm – 5pm) and Ivo Graham (5pm – 6pm)

Vocal Xtr3m3 performs You’re the Voice by John Farnham, a TOTO medley and a Journey medley

Daisy Wood-Davis sings Natural WomanWill You Still Love Me Tomorrow and Beautiful from Beautiful: The Carole King Musical

Oliver Savile sings What Say You Meg from The Last Ship and Larger than Life from My Favourite Year

Ella Dacres performs This Sunday, written by Jade Anouka

Jade Anouka performs her original poem Herstory

How Could I?, a multi-location dance choreographed by Chris Whittaker and performed by Michael Afemare, Ben Anderson, Lila Anderson, Simon Anthony, Sian Brown, Nathan Coyne, Marcus Foreman, Mia Graves, Joshua Lay, Claire Lander, Georgie Leckey, Ellis Linford-Pill, Naoimh Morgan, Renee Ocran, Jordan Oliver, Suzy Owen, Amy Oxley, Charise Renouf, Clancy Ryan, Jacqui Sanchez, Adam Scott, Catriona Scott, Hannah Taylor, Christopher Tendai, Christie Whiteley and Magnetic Movement

Kwami Odoom performs an extract from Anton Chekhov’s The Bear

Louise Dearman sings Songbird by Eva Cassidy

George Readshaw performs Shakespeare’s sonnets 29 and 30

Cast of Fat Rascal Theatre’s Unfortunate: The Untold Story of Ursula The Sea Witch perform a medley from the show

Tom Brace performs isolation themed magic show

TWO SHOW DAY – 6pm – 8pm

Hosted by Oscar Conlon-Morrey (6pm – 7pm) and Crystal (7pm – 8pm)

David Hunter sings She Used to be Mine from Waitress and original songs The Farm Song and Hurt

Marisha Wallace sings And I am Telling You from Dreamgirls, I Know Where I’ve Been from Hairspray and a Whitney Houston Medley

Sadie Clark performs an extract from her play Algorithms

Alice Merivale sings Hard to Be the Bard from Something Rotten! and an original monologue To Wee or Not to Wee

Tom Milner sings Waving through a Window from Dear Evan Hansen and Wake Me Up When September Ends from American Idiot

Laura Pick sings a musical theatre medley including songs from Wicked, Hairspray, Billy Elliot, The Lion King and Les Miserables

Daniel York-Loh performs an extract from Shakespeare’s Richard II and an original poem, Wuhan

Amy Vicary Smith performs an extract from Belonging by Morgan Lloyd Malcolm

Stephen Fry reads Michael Rosen’s These are the Hands, as the nation turns to #ClapForCarers

THIRD ACT – 8pm – 10pm

Hosted by Michael Auger and Sooz Kempner (9pm – 10pm)

Caroline Kay performs original music Can’t Get My Love and Always You and Smile by Charlie Chaplin.

Dylan Wynford performs original music HopelessSweat Patches and Cigars

Vikki Stone performs original music Zoological Society and Southbound

Luke Wright performs a new original poem, Boxing Baroness

Bryony Reynolds performs an abridged version of Reclaim the Night by Charlene James

Maimuna Memon performs original music Angry SongSitting in my Bed and Wild Lion, and Samson by Regina Spektor

Ray Strasser-King reads Mercutio’s Queen Mab speech from Shakespeare’s Romeo and Juliet

Luke Rollason performs a clowning routine

Ben Scheck performs monologue Go Back Home by Steven Kavuma

CURTAIN CALL – 10pm – 12am

Hosted by Martin Joseph (10pm – 11pm) and Sinead Wall (11pm – 12am)

Cordelia O’Driscoll performs original music Invisible and Robot Called Robert and Me

Alin Balascan reads Shakespeare’s sonnets 27 and 28

James McDermott performs poetry from his book, Manatomy

Finn Anderson performs original songs The Wee HoursA Dancer Stole My Heart and The Garden

Carmel Clavin performs an extract from her show The Marvellous Mechanical Musical Maiden

Daisy Chute and Rebecca Brewer perform extract from Coven – The Musical

Lucie Pohl performs Stand Up Quarantine: How to be Funny When No One’s Laughing

Evangeline Dickson reads All the Web’s a Stage, a new monologue to close the event


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