Theatre Together, a new collective of over 60 artists and professionals, announce the charitable organisations being supported by All the Web’s a Stage an online event featuring a variety of live performances. The funds raised 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. Performances will be streamed live on Shakespeare Day, 23 April, a date marked to celebrate the Bard and the performing arts.
In addition, Theatre Together today announce 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-Davies, Luke Wright, Al and Roddy and Vocal Xtr3me, joining the previously announced Danny Mac, Tom Milner, Jodie Prenger and La Voix. Further line-up and full programme to be announced.
Audiences will be able to watch for free on www.theatretogether.co.uk
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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 sometime 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.”
Joel Marvin, Fundraising Coordinator at Acting for Others, said, “We are very much looking forward to All the Web’s a Stage on 23 April. Thank you to all the amazing performers that are streaming live online in aid of Acting for Others. We are excited to see some familiar faces along with all the talented emerging artists!”
Emma Jones, Community and Appeals Manager at Help Musicians, also said, “Help Musicians is very pleased to be the recipient of the funds that Theatre Together will be raising for our Coronavirus Financial Hardship Fund. The impact of the Coronavirus on musicians’ lives and careers is unprecedented, and the newly launched £5m Coronavirus Financial Hardship Fund has been set up to help alleviate some of the immediate financial pressures that many professional musicians may be facing. Since the fund launched on Wednesday 25 March, we have received thousands of applications and there is a vital need to offer even more musicians emergency financial support.
“There has never been a more important time to support our work, and on behalf of the team at Help Musicians, we are very grateful in advance for all donations raised on the day of the live stream fundraiser.”