To mark International Women’s Day, The Shows Must Go On returns with a Letters Live special to celebrate.

Letters Live organise live events where remarkable letters are read by a diverse array of outstanding performers in a celebration of the power of literary correspondence.

This International Women’s Day special will be available to watch through The Show Must Go On’s Youtube channel from the 8th March. It will be available to view for a week after it premieres, with all donations going to the WOW Foundation, which runs the global movement that is WOW – Women of the World Festivals. The Festivals are the biggest, most comprehensive and significant festivals dedicated to presenting work by women and promoting equality for women and girls. 

The video will include performances from women such as Olivia Colman, Gillian Anderson, Rose McGowan, Daisy Ridley and Caitlin Moran reading letters by women, about women and to women, to shine a light on the continued global fight for gender equality.

Talking about the news, Aimie Sullivan, Executive Producer of Letters Live, said “Letters Live have produced three shows on International Women’s Day over the years with our last live production to date landing on March 8th, 2020 to close the 10th anniversary of the Women of the World Festival at the Southbank Centre, London. While we eagerly anticipate the moment we can produce shows for a live audience once again, we are delighted to partner with The Shows Must Go On, to share Letters Live further and wider and increase exposure and awareness for the incredible work of The WOW Foundation.”

The International Women’s Day special will then be followed by two more Letters Live shows including: Letters Live from the Archive: Freemasons’ Hall’, launching Monday 15th March, and ‘Letters Live from the Archive: Union Chapel’, launching Monday 22nd March. Both shows will be available on the TSMGO YouTube channel for one week. All donations made by viewers will go to Choose Love, a pioneering charity that is ensuring more refugees and displaced people have everything from lifesaving search and rescue boats to food and legal advice. It will include performances from the likes of Jude Law, Tom Hiddleston, Kylie Minogue, Claire Foy, Benedict Cumberbatch, Carey Mulligan and Damian Lewis plus many others.

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