Hampstead Theatre and the entire company of I and You, announce the re-release of hit production I and You by Lauren Gunderson on Instagram for free.
For a week, Monday 23 March 10am – Sunday 29 March 10pm GMT, anyone with an Instagram account will be able to watch the full production by following @hampstead_theatre or @lalatellsastory (Lauren Gunderson). The play will be available to view on-demand on their IGTV channels.
I and You, starring Zach Wyatt (Game of Thrones) and Zach Wyatt, is a witty and uplifting portrayal of friendship, youth and living life to the full written by one of America’s most-produced playwrights. It was a box office and critical success at Hampstead Theatre where it received its UK debut in 2018. The Hampstead production was specially performed, filmed and edited for Instagram’s mobile video platform IGTV, during its run at the theatre, and was previously broadcast for free from 30 November to 3 December 2018.
The theatre closed its building following UK Government advice on Monday 16 March 2020 and currently looking at alternative ways of continuing to engage with its industry and audiences.
Roxana Silbert, Artistic Director of Hampstead Theatre said: “Like everyone in the theatre community right now, and indeed across the globe, we at Hampstead Theatre are watching these unprecedented events unfold and wondering what we can do to help.
We are an industry that seeks to bring people together and tell stories that resonate. I hope this particularly tender and funny story offers some much-needed entertainment and connection right now – thank you to Lauren Gunderson, Edward Hall, Maisie Williams, Zach Wyatt and the entire company in allowing us to share your beautiful work.”
Dates: Monday 23 March, 10am – Sunday 29 March, 10pm 2020
Viewing Platform: Instagram via @hampstead_theatre or @lalatellsastory (Lauren Gunderson).
The play will be available to view on their IGTV channels.
Running Time: IGTV Video Part 1 – 30 minutes / IGTV Video Part 2 – 55 minutes
Suggested Age Recommendation: 14+
Housebound because of illness, Caroline hasn’t been to school in months. Confined to her room, she has only Facebook for company. That is until classmate Anthony bursts in – uninvited and armed with waffle fries, a scruffy copy of Walt Whitman’s poetry and a school project due in the next day… Caroline is unimpressed all round.
But an unlikely friendship develops and a seemingly mundane piece of homework starts to reveal the pair’s hopes and dreams – as well as a deep and mysterious bond that connects them even further.
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