We live in an increasingly divided world, but if there is one thing that can connect us all, it’s a televised charity special.
Jennifer, our beloved Telethon host, dreams of uniting the nation behind a noble cause, Comic Relief-style. Special guests, prizes and oddball feats of endurance are planned, but she soon discovers that it’s hard enough to unite the studio, let alone the whole country.
In a darkly humorous exploration of public morality; right & wrong and our divisive tendencies, TalkShow invites you to join the studio audience as the Telethon veers wildly off the rails.
*Telethon features integrated captioning and moments of integrated BSL interpretation/translation
**Almost all of Telethon is captioned, using creative captioning as part of the video design. There are a few moments of audience interaction in the piece too, these are interpreted by a performer onstage, who uses BSL as part of their character
***For more information on access in Telethon and its role within the piece – visit the TalkShow website)
Commissioned by Shoreditch Town Hall and supported by Developed With The Lowry.
Age guidance: 16+
Running time: 90 minutes approx.