Leading theatre artists feature in live-streamed artist-talks, and a streamed concert premiere, coinciding with LGBT+ History Month (UK) and raising funds for charity.
Theatre discovery platform, Thespie, has announced a series of online theatre and arts events, during the month of February, highlighting the work of LGBT+ theatre artists. The initiative is inspired by LGBT+ History Month (UK) celebrations, but also looks at theatre artists working today.
The programming kicks off with a free artist-talk with Max Harwood (3 Feb), star of the forthcoming film, Everybody’s Talking About Jamie, and culminates with a streamed concert premiere, supporting Stonewall UK.
Break Free is an empowering musical celebration, with LGBT+ theatre artists, sharing their personal journeys and performances of musical theatre, and pop songs that have inspired them. The cast includes Natasha Agnew, Paul Baker, Allie Daniel, Eloise Davis, Andrew Derbyshire, Nick Hayes, Mark Inscoe, Eleanor Kane, Millie O’Connell, Alex Thomas-Smith, Courtney Stapleton, La Voix, Andrew Patrick-Walker, Shona White, Layton Williams, and Charlotte York.
Break Free premieres on Friday, 19 February, at 8PM GMT (3PM EST / 12PM PST) and will be available to stream on-demand, following their premieres, and purchasers will have 72 hours to view.
Tickets for each are £8/$10 per household, with proceeds going to Stonewall UK. £15/$25 and £25/$30 tickets also available which include an extra donation.
Additionally, Thespie is running programming celebrating Black theatre artists, to coincide with Black History Month (US), culminating in the concert premiere of The Road to Prominence, which celebrates Black musical theatre creators, from the early twentieth century to today.
Break Free: https://thespie.com/digital/break-free-thespie/2728
The Road to Prominence: https://thespie.com/digital/the-road-to-prominence-thespie/2727
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Thespie (https://thespie.com) is a theatre discovery platform, offering listings for theatre streaming, theatre music and audio theatre, eBooks, educational resources, live London theatre, theatre news, and more.
Audiences can use Thespie to stream more than 400 shows, or to discover over 1000 more shows available on other popular platforms and services, such as Disney+, Amazon Prime, and Audible. Thespie also produces original programming and its first production, The Reunion, sold tickets to over 3600 households in 65 countries.
Thespie is built and run by a team of theatre lovers with extensive tech and theatre credentials (Amazon, Disney, ATG, Live Nation, Encore/TodayTix, National Theatre, Met Opera) and was founded in 2019 by ex-Amazon, ex-Wharton arts entrepreneur Tyler Stoops.