Talkshow will bring new play Telethon to Shoreditch Town Hall this Spring.
Telethon is described as a “fresh, playful and clever spin on the marathon phone-in tv trope” which has been inspired by contemporary moral psychology, exploring groupism, public philanthropy, moral certainty and anger.
Created by the ever-inventive TalkShow, (previously known as Toot), Telethon will run at Shoreditch Town Hall from 30 March to 14 April 2022 following previews at South Street Reading (11 March) and The Lowry (18 – 19 March).
Viewed through the prism of a live studio broadcast in which the charismatic hosts invite the audience to a make their voices heard, connect with their neighbours and support the various bizarre fund-raising activities happening around the country.
Good-will and group singing prevail, but behind the scenes tensions are rising and cracks are beginning to emerge. The aim is to unite the nation but is it even possible to unite the room?
Written and Directed by Stu Barter and Clare Dunn, Telethon is produced by Faith Dodkins with dramaturgy by Terry O’Donovan, set, costume and video Design by Paul Burgess, design consultant Jackie Shemesh, lighting by Rachel Sampley, sound design and original music by Stu Barter, sound consultant George Dennis, filmmaker Justin Jones, access consultant Emily Howlett and BSL Moderator Brian Duffy
The show is co-created and performed by Archie Backhouse, Erin Hutching and Katie Lovell.
Telethon offers a unique interactive experience for live audiences, alongside bold video design and features integrated captioning and moments of integrated BSL interpretation/translation.
Alongside in person audiences, the show will be livestreamed by theatrical.solutions from Shoreditch Town Hall for two nights and be available on demand for 48 hours.
For more information about the show and tickets, visit https://talkshow.org.uk/telethon