The digital theatre company have today announced casting for its final live-streamed reading performance in the series.
Full casting for The Show Must Go Online’s livestreamed performed reading of William Shakespeare’s The Tempest is set to include: Lynsey Beauchamp (Gonzalo), Betsy Bowman (Ariel), David Collins (Prospero), Ian Doescher (Adrian), Sarah Freia (Juno), Meg Hodgson (Boatswain), Dafydd Gwyn Howells (Sebastian), John D. Huston (Alonso), Michelle Kelly (Iris), Candace Leung (Ceres), Ollie Orchado (Ferdinand), Yolanda Ovide (Miranda), Andrew Pawarroo (Antonio), Alex Phelps (Stephano), Victoria Rae Sook (Francisco), and Doireann May White (Caliban), with Ben Galpin and Chloe Wigmore as swings. The production is directed by Robert Myles.
The company’s live performances of the chronology of Shakespeare’s plays weekly will come to an end with The Tempest having covered 36 of Shakespeare’s plays, running over 36 consecutive weeks.
Talking about the news Rob Myles, co-creator and director, said today, “Eight months ago, an idea became a project. That project became a movement: Shakespeare for everybody, for free, forever. From around the world, to around the world. This journey has shown the universal, unifying power of Shakespeare to speak to our shared humanity at a time when we need it the most. It is an honour to have worked with over 500 actors and creatives in bringing these works to life in the most urgent, accessible and innovative of ways. We are working hard on The Tempest, and can’t wait to bring the magic of Shakespeare to life one last time.”
The Show Must Go Online has established an opt-in hardship fund for all those who take part, which can be found here. Full details of The Show Must Go Online, including their previous shows, can be found here.