The new comedy by Willi Richards will now be streamed online as a script-in-hand reading.  

(c)William Baker

Having previously had a short run at the King’s Head Theatre in 2018, Willi Richards’ comedy was set to open at the Trafalgar Studios in June but has been cancelled due to Covid-19.

This debut play from Willi Richards will now be streamed online as a script-in-hand reading starring Rupert Everett, Omari Douglas and Daniel Boyd, directed by Almeida Resident Director Joseph Winters.

The cast will meet for the first time remotely online only moments before the reading begins and will together discover and bring to life a queer journey of romance, desire and infidelity.

This script reading is set to be  filmed on Zoom later this month and a full HD version which is being recorded simultaneously will be released online to the public, with further details to be announced in due course. It will be recorded live with an audience of Terrence Higgins Trust supporters.

Director Joseph Winters said: “New plays are important – and they’re great fun – because nobody knows what’s going to happen next. They’re all about imagining different futures – and that’s exactly what we all need to do right now. Rush is a theatrical dispatch sent to the front row – what happens if you decide to live differently, to love differently?”

Rush is the debut production from In a Rush Productions Ltd led by producer Roger James Elsgood and Willi Richards. The Executive Producer is Stephen Daldry.