Gemma Arterton, Denise Gough and Meera Syal will star in Headlong and Century Films’ Unprecedented: Theatre from the State of the Nation.
They are among a cast of 50 announced for the series of digital plays responding to the Covid-19 crisis, which also includes Monica Dolan, Lennie James, Rory Kinnear, Alex Lawther, Alison Steadman and James Norton.
Unprecedented will feature world premieres of more than 10 short plays from previously announced writers including James Graham, Jasmine Lee-Jones, Duncan Macmillan, April De Angelis, Josh Azouz and Prasanna Puwanarajah.
The plays will be broadcast as part of BBC Arts’ Culture in Quarantine programme.
Other cast members include Sadia Ahmed, Kae Alexander, Esh Alladi, Patricia Allison, Julian Barratt, Paul Chahidi, Ines De Clercq, Risteárd Cooper and Arthur Darvill.
Natalie Dew, Erin Doherty, Michael Elwyn, Frances Grey, Kathryn Hunter, Saoirse-Monica Jackson, Geraldine James, Sue Johnston, Rory Keenan, Lisa Kerr and Laurie Kynaston are also among those cast in the project.