A unique platform of new short plays by Britain s brightest emerging theatre makers, entirely created in just 24 hours. 40 internationally renowned actors, directors and writers join forces to test their talents to the limit and create six short plays in just 24 hours. Past participants have included; Gael Garcia Bernal, Jim Broadbent, James Nesbitt, Joseph Fiennes, Rosamund Pike, Brooke Shields, Vince Vaughan and Catherine Tate. The 24 Hour Plays Celebrity Gala is the principal annual fundraising event in support of Old Vic New Voices. This department is dedicated to working with young people, developing emerging talent and building new audiences. The Old Vic receives no government subsidy so the Gala and other fundraising events are vital to ensure this ongoing work.Performers Josh Hartnett, Jenny Agutter, Hugh Bonneville, Hamish Clark, Julia Davis, Martin Freeman, Henry Goodman, David Harewood, Jessica Hynes, Jenny Jules, Dervla Kirwan, Martina Laird, Sally Phillips, Tim Pigott-Smith, Michelle Ryan, Lia Williams, Johnnie Vaughan (host), James Corden (host).