The Show Must Go Online

Robert Myles today announces The Show Must Go Online, an online group that will read the complete plays of William Shakespeare in the order they were written, livestreamed on YouTube. Bringing actors and audiences together to collectively enjoy and experience Shakespeare at a time when connecting in a traditional theatre space isn’t possible. The first livestream will be of The Two Gentlemen of Verona, introduced by Ben Crystal, on Thursday 19 March, 7pm GMT.

It’s all over Twitter right now that Shakespeare wrote King Lear while quarantined by the plague – if he carried on, we can too.

The Show Must Go Online readings are a fun, sociable way for actors and theatre makers to stay connected and creative during these unprecedented times, and also provide audiences with something that’s live, that’s raw, that feels spontaneous and exciting – replicating the theatre experience for those who need to self-isolate.

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