Lockdown Theatre

Events & Moments performance raises funds for the NHS.

8 May, 2020

It might not be possible to get out and see Red Dwarf cast members at live shows and conventions at the moment, but there are still ways to get your fix if you're clued in (such as by visiting this site).

Lockdown Theatre

That's what happened last Sunday, when the latest instalment of weekly "Quarantine" Zoom shows put on by Rob Grant, Paul Jackson and Ed Bye saw the debut performance of Lockdown Theatre. An all-star cast including Chris Barrie, Hattie Hayridge, Iwan Rheon, Robert Lindsay, Martin Kemp, Lee Cornes, Ruby Wax and Felicity Montagu read Events & Moments, an unproduced Grant Naylor Productions sci-fi comedy drama script from the 1990s by James Hendrie (Epideme).

Despite everyone involved giving up their time for free, and no entry fee charged, the performance has nevertheless so far raised over £1500 for the NHS from those who viewed - already tripling the initial target of £500. Thanks to everyone for your generosity and appreciation - and if you'd like to chip in to the fund, you can do so here.

If you missed the performance, we're sorry to say it was a one-time-only play - for all kinds of rights-related reasons, it can't be shared on YouTube. But it also won't be the last Lockdown Theatre, and we can let you know that the next performance will be of a script by Rob Grant.

So if you haven't yet signed up for the weekly commentaries and performances, head on over here and do so - you can opt in to Red Dwarf commentaries, Lockdown Theatre showings, or both! And we'll keep you posted about when that next exclusive script performance will be...

A note from the team:

A huge, heartfelt thanks from Rob, Ed and Paul, and the entire cast of Lockdown Theatre, to all the attendees on Sunday. Not only for the heartwarming generosity you've shown in donating to the NHS, but also for all the fabulous comments and good wishes. It really makes it all worthwhile.

It's encouraged us to produce another one.

It was thrilling to bring James' wonderful script to life. We hope that's not the last we hear of it.

Catch up with previous lockdown commentaries on YouTube!

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