'Letters Live’ virtual series to stream online this March
An International Women’s Day special will be broadcast on 8 March, starring Olivia Colman and Gillian Anderson.
After a hiatus of streaming West End and Broadway productions, the YouTube channel The Shows Must Go On will return next week, it has been announced. The channel will resume with a trio of Letters Live performances, including a show dedicated to International Women’s Day which will stream on 8 March.
Letters Live sees a variety of performers take to a stage, reading letters from across the centuries and encouraging audiences to think about the power of literary connection. Since its first event in 2013, Letters Live has been staged at the Royal Albert Hall, Union Chapel and Freemasons' Hall.
Ahead of the streamed events, Aimie Sullivan, Executive Producer of Letters Live said: “Letters Live have produced three shows on International Women’s Day over the years... 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.”
This year’s Letters Live on International Women’s Day will star Olivia Colman, Gillian Anderson, Rose McGowan, Daisy Ridley and Caitlin Moran, all reading letters by women, about women and to those who identify as women. Although the stream is free of charge, donations can be made to The WOW Foundation, a charity that raises money to promoting gender equality.
The International Women’s Day special will be followed by two archival compilations, showcasing previous performances from the likes of Ian McKellen, Jude Law, Tom Hiddleston, Kylie Minogue, Claire Foy, Benedict Cumberbatch, Carey Mulligan and Damian Lewis.
Letters Live is available to watch from 8 March, with upcoming streams on 15 March and 22 March respectively. You can watch the announcement below.
Photo credit: Cast of Letters Live (Photo courtesy of Andy Green PR)