Excitement builds for Online@theSpaceUK - One Festival, Three weeks, Eighty Shows

July 21st 2020 at 11:21am

theSpaceUK’s virtual project Online@theSpaceUK - One Festival, Three weeks, Eighty Shows - is getting ready to break the lockdown monotony and offer some Fringe-flavoured high quality entertainment to theatre-goers stuck at home.

We reached out to companies and creatives who planned to be part of theSpaceUK's Fringe 2020 programme and challenged them to create new and original work during lockdown. The response was overwhelming, and embracing that ‘the spirit that the show must go on’, this work will appear Online@theSpaceUK for free throughout August.

The press reception has been positive on both a local and national level, with the The Herald highlighting performances from Christopher Tajah (Under Heavens Eyes), This is Not a Theatre Company’ (Play in Your Bathtub: An Immersive Audio Spa for Physical Distancing), Kali Theatre Company (The Last Clap), Anne Rabbitt (Bookshelf Ballad) and Swell Theatre Company (Rehearsal Etiquette).

In addition, Broadway World has covered Grubby Gnome's risqué comedy Harry and Megan, Fringe First Award winner Ronnie Dorsey's It Doesn't Seem Like Home and Bye Mum, and David Kent's Hollow.

We hope you’ll come and enjoy and support everyone involved with Online@theSpaceUK by joining us each week to watch a fabulous selection of new work with the added dimension that it's all been directed, written and performed in the midst of lockdown. Online@theSpaceUK launches Saturday 8 August and features over 80 individual shows. The last live show is Saturday 22 August and all shows will be available until 30 August.