David Morrissey (Hangmen, Britannia, The Walking Dead), Jenna Coleman (Victoria, Doctor Who), Denise Gough (two time Olivier Award winner for People, Places and Things and Angels in America), Ed Stoppard (Tom Stoppard’s Leopoldsdtadt in the West End) and Maggie Service (Quiz on ITV, W1A, Call The Midwife) are to star in the first play in ‘The Remote Read’, an innovative series of live streamed virtual play readings.
This is no ordinary script in hand reading – this performance has a full creative and production team behind it, and will be directed by award-winning film and theatre director Sam Yates (The Starry Messenger with Matthew Broderick, Wyndham’s Theatre and The Phlebotomist, Hampstead Theatre Downstairs; Film: The Hope Rooms with Andrew Scott and Ciarán Hinds, Cymbeline with Hayley Atwell, All’s Well That Ends Well with Ruth Wilson and Lindsay Duncan).
A new frontier for live theatre, creating new digital versions of traditional stage jobs – this innovative project is the first of its’ kind, developing a piece entirely remotely. This production has been put together by a team of creatives, re-imagining their roles for a digital production – including the Director, Design team, Stage Manager and others.
Tom Stoppard’s A Separate Peace, originally written for TV in 1966, will raise money for stage technicians and creatives forced out of work by COVID-19, as well as The Felix Project food charity.
It will be live-streamed on Saturday 2 May at 7 pm. www.theremoteread.com