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Finding Neverland
Hampstead Theatre at Home
Cyprus Avenue Online
Shakespeare's Globe Free Online Streaming
Sadler's Wells Digital Stage
The Wind in the Willows Online
Soho Theatre
Unprecedented: Real Time Theatre From a State of Isolation
 

 

London's theatreland may have closed its doors during the coronavirus pandemic, but that doesn't mean you can't enjoy top productions from London's best theatres. The National Theatre, Shakespeare's Globe and the Royal Court Theatre are just some of the theatres streaming revered productions from their back catalogue while the likes of Sadler's Wells and Headlong Theatre have produced brand new shows for online audiences. So read on to discover the best theatre shows that you can watch online.

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National Theatre at Home

One Man, Two Guvnors, Treasure Island and Twelfth Night are all streamed for free online.

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Dates: From 02nd April 2020

 

Having long been known for its popular NT Live programme, which streams world-class theatre productions onto cinemas screens throughout the country, the National Theatre is one of London's best equipped theatres for providing audiences with at home viewing. So, it's welcome news that the new National Theatre at Home series will allow millions to enjoy weekly cinema-quality recordings via the company's YouTube channel. Every Thursday NT will release a new play that will be free to watch for one week along with bonus features such as Q&As and talks with the cast and creative team. Kicking off the series on Thursday 2nd April is Richard Bean's One Man, Two Guvnors starring James Cordon while further productions on the line-up include Jane Eyre (9th April), Treasure Island (16th April) and Twelfth Night (23rd April).

 
 
 

Hampstead Theatre at Home

The theatre is streaming some of its best recent productions via YouTube.

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Tube: Charing Cross Station , Embankment Underground Station, Leicester Square Station, Piccadilly Circus Station

 

Dates: 30th March - 19th April 2020

 

Hampstead Theatre is partnering with the Guardian to stream its back catalogue of plays during the coronavirus lockdown. Available on both the Guardian website and Hampstead Theatre's YouTube channel, the plays are free to watch and online for six days. The series kicks off with Mike Bartlett's dark comedy, Wild, from Monday 30th March to Sunday 5th April. Set within an undisclosed hotel room in Moscow, it explores the consequences of a whistle blower who's challenged the status quo on a global level. Beth Steel's Wonderland -a look at opposing ideologies during the miners' strike in the mid-1980s - is the second production on the line-up followed by Howard Brenton's sweeping epic, Drawing the Line.

 
 
 

Cyprus Avenue Online

The award-winning dark comedy has been reworked for at home audiences.

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Tube: Charing Cross Station , Embankment Underground Station, Leicester Square Station, Piccadilly Circus Station

 

Dates: 27th March - 26th April 2020

 

David Ireland's award-winning dark comedy Cyprus Avenue has been re-worked for at home audiences with a blend of the live Royal Court production and clips filmed on-site in Belfast to create a special online version. A story of one man struggling with the past while also remaining terrified of the future, it follows Belfast Loyalist Eric Miller (played by Stephen Rea) as he experiences a psychotic episode that sees him mistake his five-week-old granddaughter for Gerry Adams. His family urge him to stop living in the past and fighting old battles, but years of sectarian trauma have led him to believe his cultural heritage is under siege. The production was awarded Best New Play at the Irish Time Theatre Awards and the James Tait Black Prize for Drama in 2017.

 
 
 

Shakespeare's Globe Free Online Streaming

The theatre is streaming six Shakespeare plays for free along with short plays and poetry.

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Tube: Charing Cross Station , Embankment Underground Station, Leicester Square Station, Piccadilly Circus Station

 

Dates: From 06th April 2020

 

The Globe is inviting audiences to watch some of Shakespeare's best-loved plays from the comfort of their home with free online screenings of its productions. Plays such as Hamlet, Romeo and Juliet, The Winter's Tale, and A Midsummer Night's Dream will be shown on the company's on-demand service, Globe Player, from 6th April with the productions on rotation every two weeks. Additional free content on the service include Shakespeare Lives, a collection of short films to mark the 400th anniversary of Shakespeare's death in 2016, and Sonnet Project NYC, which infuses the poetry of William Shakespeare into the poetry of New York City.

 
 
 

Sadler's Wells Digital Stage

The theatre has created a free online performance platform.

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Tube: Charing Cross Station , Embankment Underground Station, Leicester Square Station, Piccadilly Circus Station

 

Dates: From 27th March 2020

 

In response to the cancellation of many of its shows due to the coronavirus pandemic, Sadler's Wells has launched a new Digital Stage. The free online performance platform presents a vast range of content including full-length dance performances, family-friendly workshops and screendance - choreography designed with film in mind. The series commences with Deluxe by BalletBoyz, which was due to be staged at the same time it will now be shown online, while other performances in the series include Wilkie Branson's dance for camera installation TOM and Rumpelstiltskin from balletLORENT. Many of the workshops have been created in order to connect with young children who are now unable to attend nursery or school as well as older generations who are being told to stay at home. Audiences can access the content via the Sadler's Wells Facebook page and performances are available to stream for one week while workshops can be found on YouTube.

 
 
 
 

Unprecedented: Real Time Theatre From a State of Isolation

A brand new theatre season created specially for digital viewing.

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Dates: From 01st April 2020

 

Headlong Theatre and Century Films are leading the way in terms of digital theatre during the coronavirus pandemic with an entire new season dedicated to at home viewing. Taking the apt name of Unprecedented, the season has been created specially for online viewing with eight plays recorded using digital conference technology. Each of the plays offer a blend of both live and pre-recorded material with the subjects exploring a different aspect of how communal experiences are changing in these isolated times. Revered TV writer and playwright James Graham (Quiz, This House, The Crown) and Evening Standard Theatre Awards best newcomer Jasmine Lee-Jones are among the writers taking part along with Josh Azouz, Deborah Bruce, Jasmine Lee Jones, Time Price, Charlene James and more.

 
 
 

The Wind in the Willows Online

The London Palladium's musical is available for free online along with the book and an activity pack.

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Dates: From 17th March 2020

 

Providing the perfect antidote to bored little ones stuck at home, the London Palladium's 2017 production of The Wind in the Willows is currently streaming in full, for free on the musical's official website. Kenneth Grahame's classic story is brought to life by Oscar-winning screenwriter Julian Fellowes, Olivier Award-winning composer George Stiles, and lyricist Anthony Drewe. Rufus Hound can be seen in the role of Mr Toad while other cast members include Gary Wilmot as Badger, Simon Lipkin as Rat, and Denise Welch as Mrs Otter and Barge Woman. There is also a free download of the book available online along with an activity pack filled with creative challenges.

 
 
 

Soho Theatre

The theatre's on demand service has a catalogue of stand up shows.

21 Dean Street, Soho, London, W1D 3NE

Tube: Tottenham Court Road Station , Leicester Square Station

 
 

Renowned for its offbeat comedy, cabaret and theatre productions, Soho Theatre is transferring the laughter from its stage to your living room with its On Demand service. Top stand up performances from the likes of Joel Dommett, Nish Kumar, Shappi Khorsandi and Mae Martin are available for 4 each. Celeste Dring and Freya Parker's inventive sketch comedy production Lazy Susan is also available on the service and free three-minute tasters of each show are also available.

 
 

Events at Soho Theatre

An Evening Without Kate Bush
Now On

2nd to 6th Jun 2020 - 8.30pm | £14-£20

 
An Evening Without Kate Bush Soho Theatre 2020-05-182020-06-06 Where:
Soho Theatre, 21 Dean Street London, W1D 3NE
Category: Theatres

A tribute show to the legendary singer-songwriter by the performer Sarah-Louise Young and director Russell Lucas.

The Shark Is Broken
Ongoing

11th May to 18th July 2020 - Various Times | £15-£54.50

 
The Shark Is Broken Soho Theatre 2020-05-112020-07-18 Where:
Soho Theatre, 21 Dean Street London, W1D 3NE
Category: Theatres
Suzi Ruffell: Dance Like Everyone's Watching
On Soon

22nd to 26th Jun 2020 - 8.45pm | £13-£20

 
Suzi Ruffell: Dance Like Everyone's Watching Soho Theatre 2020-06-222020-06-26 Where:
Soho Theatre, 21 Dean Street London, W1D 3NE
Category: Theatres

Offbeat, innovative storytelling from a comedian who is trying to put tragedy and anxiety behind her and turn newfound happiness into laughs.

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