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Weekly performed readings of the Complete Plays of Shakespeare by a global cast of all levels of experience, in the order they were believed to have been written.

Created in less than a week in response to the global Covid 19 pandemic. Follow @TSMGOnlineLive for updates.

OUR STORY

“I love Shakespeare. I act it, direct it, I run workshops for actors, offer one-to-one coaching, and created The Shakespeare Deck. Being from working class origins, I believe Shakespeare is for everyone. Being a time of crisis and isolation, I believe it is more important than ever. Look no further than Nelson Mandela, and the Robben Island Bible.Robert Myles

The Show Must Go Online is the first, best and most prolific creator of made-for-digital theatre in response to the pandemic. First featured on BBC Newsnight, in The Guardian, Playbill and more, the show has become a global movement and a cultural export, committed to making Shakespeare for everyone, for free, forever.

TSMGO drives the innovation of Zoom as a medium, rising to new creative challenges every week with ingenuity and resourcefulness. Every show is produced, cast, rehearsed and performed in a single week, with just two and a half days of rehearsal. The shows have so far amassed over 160,000 views from more than 60 countries, thanks to over 350 contributors, and has won two OnComm Awards to date.

‘Digital Groundlings’ react viscerally in the YouTube live-chat, replicating the Elizabethan theatre experience in the 21st century. Audiences have inspired the creation of a Patreon opt-in hardship fund for contributors, and the creation of merchandise to help support those who give their time and talent freely to provide an essential service during lockdown, while theatres are closed and their own futures are uncertain.

The show endeavours to provide a progressive vision for the future of theatre, with gender balanced casting and proactive inclusion of underrepresented groups. TSMGO has featured actors from 6 of the 7 continents, and of all levels of experience, from seasoned pros to new grads and enthusiastic amateurs.

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AWARDS & REVIEWS


Richard III

Shakespeare’s
Star Wars

“astoundingly successful”
Everything Theatre

“an excellent and enjoyable way of engaging with the power and beauty of live performance.”
London Theatre 1

“Bloody brilliant… genuinely incredible”
Playhouse Pickings

“Shakespeare would no doubt applaud Myles. With The Show Must Go Online, all the world’s a stage.”
Reviews Hub

“Simply magical… pulled off effortlessly and with aplomb”
ScreenRant

“quirky and delightful… highly enjoyable”
Wee Review

live digital theatre in its truest form… from the opening second, I knew something special was happening.”
TheatreJam

TEAM

Creator & Director

ROBERT MYLES

Creator & Producer

SARAH PEACHEY

Sound Design

ADAM WOODHAMS

Assistant Producer

MATTHEW RHODES

Master of Props

EMILY INGRAM

Fights & Movement

YARIT DOR &
ENRIC ORTUNO

Backend Design

DR’s KAY & ED GUCCIONE

Casting

SYDNEY ALDRIDGE

Guest Speakers

BEN CRYSTAL

Social Media Manager

RUTH PAGE

SHOWS TO DATE

19 March 2020 The Two Gentlemen of Verona (1589–1591)
26 March 2020 The Taming of the Shrew (1590–1591)
01 April 2020 Henry VI, Part 1 (1591–1592)
08 April 2020 Henry VI, Part 2 (1591)
15 April 2020 Henry VI, Part 3 (1591)
22 April 2020 Titus Andronicus (1591–1592)
29 April 2020 Richard III (1592–1593)
06 May 2020 The Comedy of Errors (1594)
13 May 2020 Love’s Labour’s Lost (1594–1595)
20 May 2020 Richard II (1595)
27 May 2020 Romeo and Juliet (1595)
03 June 2020 A Midsummer Night’s Dream (1595)
10 June 2020 King John (1596)
17 June 2020 The Merchant of Venice (1596–1597)
24 June 2020 Henry IV, Part 1 (1596–1597)
01 July 2020 The Merry Wives of Windsor (1597)
08 July 2020 Henry IV, Part 2 (1597–1598)
15 July 2020 Much Ado About Nothing (1598–1599)
22 July 2020 Henry V (1599)
29 July 2020 Julius Caesar (1599)
05 August 2020 As You Like It (1599–1600)
12 August 2020 Hamlet (1599–1601)
19 August 2020 Twelfth Night (1601)
26 August 2020 Troilus and Cressida (1600–1602)
02 September 2020 Measure for Measure (1603–1604)
09 September 2020 Othello (1603–1604)
16 September 2020 All’s Well That Ends Well (1604–1605)
23 September 2020 King Lear (1605–1606)
30 September 2020 Timon of Athens (1605–1606)
07 October 2020 Macbeth (1606)
14 October 2020 Antony and Cleopatra (1606)
21 October 2020 Coriolanus (1608)
28 October 2020 The Winter’s Tale (1609–1611)
04 November 2020 Cymbeline (1610)
11 November 2020 The Tempest (1610–1611)
18 November 2020 Henry VIII (1612–1613)

AS YOU LIKE IT

MUCH ADO ABOUT NOTHING

MERRY WIVES OF WINDSOR

THE MERCHANT OF VENICE

LIFE AND DEATH OF KING JOHN

GET THEE BACK TO THE FUTURE

MUCH ADO ABOUT MEAN GIRLS

SHAKESPEARE’S CLUELESS

SHAKESPEARE’S STAR WARS

TITUS ANDRONICUS

HENRY VI PART II

THE TAMING OF THE SHREW

JULIUS CAESAR

HENRY V

HENRY IV PART II

HENRY IV PART I

A MIDSUMMER NIGHT’S DREAM

ROMEO & JULIET

RICHARD II

LOVE’S LABOUR’S LOST

THE COMEDY OF ERRORS

RICHARD III

HENRY VI PART III

HENRY VI PART I

THE TWO GENTLEMEN OF VERONA

AUDIENCE COMMENTS

“I’m full of happy feelings here. Haven’t felt this good all week”
“Haven’t smiled this much in ages”
“Falling over my keyboard, I tell you!”
“This is just incredible!”
“This is the best thing currently happening on the internet”
“Super innovative”
“This is actually better than on stage performances!”
“I’m NEVER going to a theatre again – take my money”

PRESS

BBC Newsnight | The Guardian | Playbill | Broadway World | TimeOut | CNN

ENQUIRIES

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