Roger Allam, Celia Imrie and Kevin Bishop have joined the burgeoning cast of Whither Would You Go?, the Jamie Lloyd-directed fundraiser whose cast already includes Martin Freeman, James Norton and Olivia Williams.
The cast list also stars the likes of Zoe Boyle, Bertie Carvel, Lee Evans, Kobna Holdbrook-Smith, Eleanor Matsuura, Wunmi Mosaku and Jack Whitehall.
The star performers will join together at the Harold Pinter Theatre this Sunday (22 October) to create a one-night-only, never-to-be-repeated gala event in support of the millions of forcibly displaced people around the world. The evening will include a special guest performance by actor Jay Abdo, himself a refugee of his native Syria, and all profits will go to the UN Refugee Agency, UNHCR.
Inspired by Shakespeare’s ‘refugee’ speech from The Book Of Sir Thomas More, written as a plea for tolerance during the London riots of May 1517 (500 years ago this year), Whither Would You Go? pairs scenes from Shakespeare, read by stars of stage and screen with genuine refugee stories from around the world.
Whither Would You Go is the creation of Ella Smith & Emma West, both actors & producers who wanted to harness the power of storytelling to bring tangible help to refugees. Their inaugural production took place in Los Angeles in March and sold out. Further productions are now planned for New York & Sydney.
Tickets can be purchased through the ATG Tickets website.