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Whither Would You Go?: Jay Abdo, Martin Freeman, Lee Evans, James Norton, Jack Whitehall, Kobna Holdbrook-Smith, Bertie Carvel, Wunmi Mosaku, Olivia Williams
Stars of stage and screen unite for one night only in gala event to raise urgent funds for UNHCR.
In support of refugees worldwide, a host of stars will gather to perform scenes from Shakespeare in response to modern-day refugee stories. The evening will be directed by Jamie Lloyd. As funny as it is poignant, ‘Whither Would You Go?’ incorporates live theatre, video stories, projection & an original score – each time uniting a unique never-to-be-repeated company of actors.
Bertie Carvel, Lee Evans, Martin Freeman, Kobna Holdbrook-Smith, Wunmi Mosaku, James Norton, Jack Whitehall, Olivia Williams and more will perform. Plus a very special guest performance by actor Jay Abdo, himself a refugee of his native Syria.
An unprecedented 65.6 million people around the world have been forced from home. Among them are nearly 22.5 million refugees, over half of whom are under the age of 18. Often the first on the ground to help those forcibly displaced by conflict or persecution, UNHCR is funded almost entirely by voluntary contributions. All profits from ‘Whither Would You Go?’ go directly to UNHCR - the United Nations Refugee Agency.
** Cast subject to change.
BAFTA Award-winning actor who has appeared on stage, screen and TV (Clybourne Park, The Hobbit, Sherlock, Love Actually).
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Lee's manic energy, uncanny observations, hilarious delivery and side-splitting material have made his live performances a must-see for comedy fans worldwide. His tours and DVD releases year-on-year continue to smash sales and box office records.
'... if comedy is the new rock 'n' roll, then behold the new Elvis Presley' (The Sun).
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Over the last few years, Jack has firmly established himself as one of the country's most successful young talents. He cut his teeth at the Edinburgh Fringe, taking up four sell out shows over three consecutive years and earning an Edinburgh Comedy Award nomination in the process with his debut show 'Jack Whitehall: Learning Difficulties'. He has gone on to host Live At The Apollo and perform at the Royal Variety Performance, as well as the internationally prestigious Just for Laughs Comedy Festival in Canada. In addition, he has been nominated by Variety as one of the '10 Comics to Watch' and in December 2012 won the King of Comedy award at the annual British Comedy Awards.
In addition to his stand-up, Jack has also built a successful TV and writing career. As well as his role as JP in the award winning C4 series Fresh Meat, Jack also wrote and starred in the acclaimed BBC3 sitcom Bad Education. He was also a panellist on hit Sky1 show A League Of Their Own and became a chat show co-host with his father Michael for the BBC2 series 'Backchat'.
Jack Whitehall was named in Ents24's top 10 biggest selling comedians of 2016.
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