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The Show Must Go Online will present an event for Mental Wellbeing

The Show Must Go Online

The Show Must Go Online will present an event on Monday 1 June from 7.30pm to 9.30pm. Organised by Jack Baldwin and Liam Jeavons, the evening is free to view, with all donations going towards the mental health charity Mind and CALM. Compèred by Mike Shephard, the evening will feature a mix of performance, stand up and poetry, with writing by Jade Anouka, Ella Duffy and Caoilinn Hughes, and performances by Rose Leslie, James Atherton amongst others.

Jack Baldwin and Liam Jeavons, said today, “It was important to us to put this evening together, as we, like so many others, have both been directly affected by the issues which led to these charities being established. All of us, and indeed all charities, are under huge strain at the moment and we thought this event would be a small way of helping – hopefully helping the charities with a lot of donations – but also helping the audience with some free entertainment and escape. It’s a really exciting and eclectic bill: there’s some serious drama, light sketches, poetry, prose, dark comedy, stand-up from a really wonderful group of performers, writers and directors. Everyone involved has given their talent, time and energy for free so that every donation will go to the charities, split equally between them.”

Full line up for the evening:
Introduction by Jack Baldwin
Compère: Mike Shephard

  • ‘A Matter of (nano)Seconds’ by Matthew Bulgo, dir. Sarah Meadows. Actors: Jean-Luke Worrell & Caoimhe Farren
  • ‘Second Person’ by Felix O’Brien, Dir. Katie-Ann McDonagh. Actor: Roslyn Patterson
  • ‘Pinter isn’t Dead’ by & Dir. Jack Kelly. Actors: Stephen Lloyd & Nicolas Agnew
  • Poem (no title currently) by Caoilinn Hughes, performed by Donnla Hughes
  • ‘Help’ by Felix O’Brien, Dir. Katie-Ann McDonagh. Actor: Caoimhe Farren
  • To live or to die after Shakespeare, Actor: William Bliss
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  • ‘Sunday Night’ by Jade Anouka, dir. Maddie Kludje. Actor: Yolanda Ovide
  • Poem (no title yet) written & performed by Kathryn O’Reilly
  • ‘Donations Welcome’ by Otis Waby, dir. Jack Baldwin. Actors: James Atherton & Ashley Tucker
  • ‘The Elephant’ by Mike Shephard, Dir. Jack Baldwin. Actors: Jean-Luke Worrell & Michael Bertenshaw
  • Stand up: Luke Connell
  • ‘Shard’ poem by Ella Duffy, performed by Rose Leslie
  • Stand up: Raul Kohli

The Campaign Against Living Miserably (CALM) is leading a movement against suicide, the single biggest killer of men under 45 in the UK and the cause of 18 deaths every day. CALM run a free and confidential helpline and webchat – 7 hours a day, 7 days a week for anyone who needs to talk about life’s problems. We support those bereaved by suicide, through the Support After Suicide Partnership (SASP).
www.calmzone.net

Created by actor-writer-director Robert Myles, The Show Must Go Online aims to bring actors and audiences together to collectively enjoy and experience Shakespeare at a time when connecting in a traditional theatre space isn’t possible. The initiative has also established an opt-in hardship fund for actors who take part, which can be found here. They have been staging weekly Shakespeare reading since lock down began, and will be performing A Midsummer Night’s Dream on 3 June, completing the full works on 18 November 2020.

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