The new collective of over fifty artists and professionals has announced an online event to raise money for those  in the arts facing hardship as a result of the Coronavirus pandemic.

Taking place on Shakespeare Day on the 23rd April, All the Web’s a Stage will be an online event that will feature a carefully curated  programme across a variety of live performance disciplines such as cabaret, comedy, dance and theatre. 

So far those lined up to take part in the event include Danny Mac, Tom Milner, Jodie Prenger and La Voix, with further details and participants yet to be announced.

Performances will be streamed throughout the day on the 23rd April, with audiences being able to watch for free but invited to donate to those in the performing arts in need. Further details on streaming platforms and the charities being supported will be announced shortly.

Talking about the news, Paul Virides, co-producer of All the Web’s a Stage said: “Our world faces unprecedented times, and we in the arts are facing huge challenges, with the CIF indicating today that 47% of freelancers in the arts have lost 100% of their booked gigs. Across the UK artists have been coming up with ingenious ways to stay connected and support each other during this time. The 23 April has long been a significant day in the theatre world to celebrate the life of Shakespeare. His quote that ‘all the world’s a stage,’ when we can’t access our own stages, has never felt more resonant in our lifetimes. In 1661, 23 April also marked the beginning of the Restoration of theatres in Britain: the end of the last time we were forced to close for a prolonged period of time. So it feels the perfect date to come together to celebrate live performance and raise money for our colleagues struggling at this critical time.”

Theatre Together 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, Debbie Hicks Productions, Harry Blumenau Casting, Hartshorn-Hook Productions, Infinity Technical Management, IAMarketing, Iris Theatre, LIVR, Metal Rabbit Productions, Paul Virides Productions, Relish Theatre, RJG Productions, and Target-Live, as well as a variety of freelance artists.

For artists or other professionals interested in taking part in All the Web’s a Stage please contact: allthewebsastage@gmail.com