The Show Must Go Online

Missing your Shakespeare fix? Then why not join Robert Myles and his brilliant troupe, the Show Must Go Online?

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Robert Myles’ new project sees the talented actor gather together an incredible group of actors and experienced amateurs to run through the complete works of Shakespeare. Using the conferencing app Zoom, the group will take on the works in the order in which they were written, with each performance being made available for free on You Tube.

The actor had this to say about the project: “the Show Must Go Online utilises global casts, including professionals and amateurs, all of whom donate their time and talent freely to entertain, and make Shakespeare accessible at a time when theatre faces what feels like an existential crisis. We are here to surprise and delight. We hope you enjoy it.”

Myles is keen to dispel the notion that the Bard’s works are meant for a certain section of the population only. “Shakespeare is for everyone” he says. “He was writing to entertain, move and provoke society as a whole, from groundlings to monarchs. This universal appeal is right there in the language, the humour, the characters”.

The Show Must Go Online will begin in late March with The Two Gentlemen of Verona and The Taming of the Shrew. Here is the full schedule of performances:

2 April: Henry VI, Part 1

9 April: Henry VI, Part 2

16 April: Henry VI, Part 3

23 April: Titus Andronicus

30 April: Richard III

7 May: The Comedy of Errors

13 May: Love’s Labour’s Lost

20 May: Love’s Labour’s Won

27 May: Richard II

3 June: Romeo and Juliet

10 June: A Midsummer Night’s Dream

17 June: King John

24 June: The Merchant of Venice

1 July: Henry IV, Part 1

8 July: The Merry Wives of Windsor

15 July: Henry IV, Part 2

22 July: Much Ado About Nothing

29 July: Henry V

5 August: Julius Caesar

12 August: As You Like It

19 August: Hamlet

26 August: Twelfth Night

2 September: Troilus and Cressida

9 September: Measure for Measure

16 September: Othello

23 September: King Lear

30 Spetember: Timon of Athens

7 October: Macbeth

14 October: Antony and Cleopatra

21 October: Coriolanus

28 November: The Winter’s Tale

4 November: Cymbeline

11 November: The Tempest

18 November: Henry VIII

Myles has also set up a Patreon page so that followers can help fund the initiative. The money raised will go towards a hardship fun for the actors in the performance. You can access the Show That Must Go Online’s Patreon page here.

More information about the show can be found here.

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What: Shakespeare reading
When: Every Wed 7pm
Where: You Tube