Curt Himmelberger joins The Show Must Go Online’s production of Henry IV Part II
Curt Himmelberger, a Philadelphia-based actor will be playing Lord Bardolph in Henry IV Part II with The
Show Must Go Online at 2pm this Wednesday. Curt Himmelberger will be joining an international cast
on Rob Myles’ Youtube channel here:
Curt is an actor in Philadelphia. He studied at Pig Iron School for Advanced Performance Training (MFA),
The Second City, and Upright Citizen’s Brigade Training Centre. His original show was last seen at
The Show Must Go Online, created by actor-writer-director Rob Myles and producing partner Sarah
Peachey, brings together a global cast to perform Shakespeare’s plays live and online every week in the
order they were believed to have been written, for free. The first show went live on 19th March, and
was the first online Shakespeare performance produced in response to COVID-19.
Casting, led by Sydney Aldridge, aims for 50/50 male/female, and actively seeks to maximise inclusion
for underrepresented groups in theatre. Anyone, whether an experienced professional, amateur or
recent grad, can apply. The cast is truly global, with actors coming from 5 of the 7 continents.
Each show is cast, produced and rehearsed in under a week. Since launching, over 300 actors and
creatives have volunteered their time to bring 21 shows to life. All shows are performed on Zoom and
streamed live to audiences around the world on YouTube, who participate in a live chat throughout the
show, playing games, exchanging insights and reactions, and engaging in a wonderful shared experience.
Many audience members say they’ve found a new community with The Show Must Go Online during
The show has driven the innovation of Zoom-theatre, and creative solutions to staging problems have
been a highlight of the shows for audiences. Props, action, costume and set-pieces are created using
found items, ingenuity, and inventiveness.
The Show Must Go Online will complete the entire cannon by November 18, with all performances
staying online for free as a stunning collection of Shakespeare’s plays for the 21st century available for all
to enjoy, forever.
Henry IV Part II promises to continue The Show Must Go Online’s innovation and creativity in the
exciting new field of live-streamed theatre.