Read-through of new queer comedy to be live-streamed this afternoon

Read-through of new queer comedy to be live-streamed this afternoon
Posted on 22 May 2020

A read-through of a provocative new queer comedy starring Rupert Everett is set to be streamed online today, following the postponement of its West End run. 

The read-through of RUSH takes place at 3pm (Friday 22 May) and is followed by a Q&A with the cast and director. 

All proceeds from the event will go towards supporting HIV charity Terrence Higgins Trust. Tickets start at £15 and you'll receive your Zoom access code within the 72 hours ahead of the performance.

Portraying a triangular relationship of three gay men, RUSH is described as ‘a debate play for anyone (whatever their gender or orientation) who has told a lie while in a relationship; to keep the peace, to make life easier, to protect people’s feelings or to uphold convention’.

Commenting on the show, Rupert Everett said: “I’m very excited to be reading this wonderful play in this difficult time and to be raising funds for the amazing Terrence Higgins Trust.”

James Beeby of Terrence Higgins Trust added: “The coronavirus pandemic and lockdown have changed everything in just a few weeks, but we’re thrilled to be teaming up with the creators of new play RUSH for this online reading. The money raised will ensure we can continue to be there for people living with HIV through our new At Home service, offering a range of digital services, including free online counselling for people living with HIV.”

You can book a ticket to view the read-through here. 


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