Danny Mac and Jodie Prenger are among those who will be performing in an online event to raise money for people in the arts who are facing hardship as a result of the coronavirus pandemic.
Theatre Together, a new collective of more than 50 artists and industry professionals, is behind the All the Web’s a Stage event, which will take place on Shakespeare Day on April 23.
The event will feature a programme of live performances across disciplines including cabaret, comedy, dance and theatre.
Others taking part include Tom Milner and La Voix, with further participants and programme details to be announced.
The performances will be streamed live throughout the day, with audiences able to watch for free, with the opportunity to donate to help those in the performing arts in need.
Mac said: “At this moment of worldwide crisis, many of our colleagues in the arts are facing severe hardships as their jobs literally disappear.
“It’s so important the industry comes together to support each other, and this feels such a fitting way to raise money for those in need and allow audiences to continue enjoying live performance.”
Paul Virides, co-producer of All the Web’s a Stage, said: “Across the UK, artists have been coming up with ingenious ways to stay connected and support each other during this time.
“April 23 has long been a significant day in the theatre world to celebrate the life of Shakespeare. His quote that ‘all the world’s a stage’, when we can’t access our own stages, has never felt more resonant in our lifetimes.”