On Monday 8th March, The Shows Must Go On YouTube Channel returns with a Letters Live special to celebrate International Women’s Day 2021. Letters Live organise live events where remarkable letters are read by a diverse array of outstanding performers in a celebration of the power of literary correspondence.
The Letters Live International Women’s Day special will be available via The Shows Must Go On YouTube channel for seven days, free of charge and with all donations going to The WOW Foundation, which runs the global movement that is WOW – Women of the World Festivals. The Festivals are the biggest, most comprehensive and significant festivals dedicated to presenting work by women and promoting equality for women and girls.
This special video features standout performances from women such as Olivia Colman, Gillian Anderson, Rose McGowan, Daisy Ridley and Caitlin Moran reading letters by women, about women and to women, to shine a light on the continued global fight for gender equality.
Aimie Sullivan, Executive Producer of Letters Live, said “Letters Live have produced three shows on International Women’s Day over the years with our last live production to date landing on March 8th, 2020 to close the 10th anniversary of the Women of the World Festival at the Southbank Centre, London. 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 and increase exposure and awareness for the incredible work of The WOW Foundation.”
The IWD special will be followed by two further Letters Live shows: ‘Letters Live from the Archive: Freemasons’ Hall’, launching Monday 15th March, and ‘Letters Live from the Archive: Union Chapel’, launching Monday 22nd March. Both shows will be available on the TSMGO YouTube channel for one week. All donations made by viewers will go to Choose Love, a pioneering charity that is ensuring more refugees and displaced people have everything from lifesaving search and rescue boats to food and legal advice. Tune in to watch incredible performances from the likes of Jude Law, Tom Hiddleston, Kylie Minogue, Claire Foy, Benedict Cumberbatch, Carey Mulligan and Damian Lewis plus many others.
These three Letters Live shows, along with many more performances from talent including Benedict Cumberbatch, Jude Law and Sir Ian McKellen, will continue to be available on the Letters Live YouTube channel following the collaboration with The Shows Must Go On.