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WORLD THEATRE DAY 2021: Celebrate Theatre Day online with global guest Helen Mirren!

WORLD THEATRE DAY 2021: Celebrate Theatre Day online with global guest Helen Mirren!

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World Theatre Day is an annual celebration of Theatre and it's value, and with Theatre's across the country still closed due to Covid-19 it is important now more than ever to show a token of our appreciation!

On Saturday 27th March ITI Worldwide has organised a global online celebration to get involved with! There will be live streaming of performance videos submitted from across the globe.

World Theatre was created by the ITI and was celebrated for the first time on 27 March 1962, the date of the opening of the “Theatre of Nations” season in Paris. Ever since, each year on that date, World Theatre Day is celebrated on a global scale.

The live stream will be available to watch via Facebook on Saturday the 27th. Videos will also be available on ITI worldwide and the World Theatre Day website after the event.

This year's message author is stage screen and television actress Helen Mirren.

Helen Mirren began her career playing Cleopatra with the National Youth Theatre. She then appeared in rep in Manchester and from there she joined the Royal Shakespeare Company. After four notable years at the RSC Helen took a complete change of direction, when she went to work with renowned director Peter Brook’s theatre company Centre de Recherche Théâtral and toured Africa and America.

Since then her theatre work has spanned numerous productions in the West End, the Fringe, the RSC, the National Theatre and Broadway in the US including A Month in the Country, for which she received a Tony nomination and The Dance of Death on Broadway opposite Ian McKellan.

Additionally, to her career on the stage, Helen Mirren is very well known for our outstanding achievements on screen and television.

In 2003 Helen Mirren was appointed a Dame of the British Empire.

Dame Helen Mirren will share her message and reflections of the theme of Theatre and a Culture of peace.

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