Whither Would You Go? is a one-night-only, with a never-to-be-repeated company of actors, at the The Harold Pinter Theatre in London.
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, Whither Would You Go? pairs scenes from Shakespeare with genuine refugee stories from around the world to raise urgently needed funds for refugees worldwide. The show incorporates live theatre, video stories, projection and an original score.
Roger Allam joins Kevin Bishop, Zoe Boyle, Bertie Carvel, Lee Evans, Martin Freeman, Kobna Holdbrook-Smith, Celia Imrie, Eleanor Matsuura, Wunmi Mosaku, James Norton, Jack Whitehall, Olivia Williams and many more. There is also a special guest performance by actor Jay Abdo, himself a refugee of his native Syria. The play is directed by Jamie Lloyd. 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.
Tickets for Sunday the 22nd of October are available here. All proceeds go to the UN Refugee Agency, UNHCR.
If you can’t make it to the performance, please consider donating to the cause.