Redland actor Callum Slater will be part of a special online reading of Nick Enright’s St James Infirmary which will be held to raise funds for actors.
The special lockdown online charity reading via Zoom will be on Saturday, 21 August from 7.30 p.m. to 9:30 p.m.
Enright’s St James Infirmary is a story about a young teenage firebrand obsessed with Australia’s involvement in the Vietnam War. Trapped in the confines of a Catholic school hospital infirmary, his friendship with the new matron and a dedicated priest draw out a deeply affecting story.
Callum Slater will be joined by some of the country’s most successful young actors, including Rachel Marley of Bexley, Samson Alston (Wyong), Tom Kelly (Copacabana) as well as veterans Norah George (Cronulla) and Matt Young (Yeerongpilly). St James Infirmary will be narrated by Samuel Welsh.
All proceeds will go to the Actors Benevolent Fund, a charitable organisation providing assistance to entertainment professionals throughout New South Wales to help maintain their health, dignity and ability to work.
It will be presented by Lambert House Enterprises, who gave Sydney so many acclaimed productions in the last two years, including Jasper Jones, The Credeaux Canvas, Shape of Things, Fag/Stag, The One Day of the Year and Three Winters Green. The evening is sponsored by that equally great supporter of the arts and actors – the Seaborn, Broughton, Walford (SBW) Foundation.
“The Actors Benevolent Fund is doing amazing work right now through this long and difficult period for actors, helping those out of work or those stood down by the lockdown. So an evening to benefit this wonderful organisation seems very appropriate,” said producer-director Les Solomon.
To book, visit www.trybooking.com/BTIZQ. The link to the online event to be provided by the event organiser.