We are looking at small cast plays and scenes from plays which we could film in a similar way to the BBC’s ‘Staged’ with David Tennant and Martin Sheen. Of course we won’t have the BBC’s highly sophisticated production team, but we are investing in some green screen equipment which we can lend to participants to film themselves at home and then we can add an appropriate background. Projects for which you can sign up now are:
‘The Shakespeare Review’ by Christopher Luscombe and Malcolm Mckee, which was originally presented by the RSC and is a compilation of songs and sketches by well known writers including, Alan Bennett, Fry and Laurie, Monty Python, Victoria Wood and many humorous songs inspired by the works of Shakespeare. Up to around 35 actors could be involved as most of the songs/sketches are for one person and those that are for 2 or more could be performed and filmed in household bubbles or via a ZOOM link. I am currently negotiating the performing rights so that we could share with all of our members for a limited period beginning on Shakespeare’s birthday 23 April, which gives us time to get the whole project together. If you are interested as a performer please let me know by 1 February at the latest and please clarify if you want to perform a song or a sketch or are interested in both and I will allocate as appropriate (firstname.lastname@example.org). Follow the link for further details of all of the presentations involved in the Revue many of which you can find on YouTube.