This weekend, Belvoir will stream Belvoir in Concert! The online event (one of the highlights in this week’s Limelight In Your Living Room: Theatre and Musical Theatrecolumn) will feature songs from some of the musicals and plays presented at Belvoir in recent years, in a series of specially recorded performances by the original cast. Virginia Gaywill not only host the event but has fished out her ukulele to perform a number from the Hayes Theatre Co production of Calamity Jane , which had a Belvoir season in 2018. Currently based in Los Angeles, Gay talked to Limelightabout the concert, the challenge of performing in online events like these, why they’re so important while theatres and closed, and how she’s coping with isolation during COVID-19.

Virginia Gay. Photograph supplied

Who suggested the concert and who has put it together? (There’s no director or organiser listed in the credits).

Eamon Flack and Dom Mercer devised and curated the concert. As Eamon said to me “turns out we’ve produced quite of lot of new Australian music over the last couple of decades”. So awesome.

Will everyone perform their songs from their own homes?