Having reached the second month of lockdown, many of us are now reaching the point where our entertainment options are becoming worryingly thin on the ground. Tiger King has come and gone, the new series of Killing Eve is just alright and Netflix and Amazon Prime have been binged into oblivion.
So now it appears more celebrities are going above and beyond to pull out the stops to relieve the anxiety, stress and boredom.
Post Malone delivered his socially distanced Nirvana tribute gig over Youtube a couple of weeks ago to rave reviews and now, renowned actor and voice artist Andy Serkis is delivering his own charitable show.
The man who gave life to Gollum on the big screen will spend TWELVE HOURS performing a live reading of The Hobbit from 10am (GMT) tomorrow (8th May), with absolutely no breaks to raise money for NHS Charities Together which offers support to NHS staff and volunteers who have been working on the frontline, treating Covid-19 patients, and Best Beginnings, which supports parents during pregnancy and the early stages of parenthood.
Speaking ahead of the event, Serkis said,
“So many of us are struggling in isolation during the lockdown. While times are tough, I want to take you on one of the greatest fantasy adventures ever written, a 12-hour armchair marathon across Middle Earth whilst raising money for two amazing charities which are doing extraordinary work right now to help those most in need.”
You can make a donation by visiting Andy’s GoFundMe page, here. The live-stream link will be posted on the page tomorrow morning.