The theatre, in partnership with The Guardian, is set to stream a series of productions from its archive for free.
It has been announced that the Hampstead Theatre and The Guardian are set to re-release he live stream recordings of Mike Bartlett’s Wild, Beth Steel’sWonderland and Howard Brenton’s Drawing the Line for free. Each production will be made available through The Guardian and Hampstead Theatre’s websites over three consecutive weeks.
Available from today until the 5th April, will be Mike Bartlett’s Wild , directed by James Macdonald. The play is an exploration of unexpected, bewildering, and life-changing consequences of challenging the status quo at a global level, inspired by the case of Edward Snowden, the American whistleblower who copied and leaked classified information from the US National Security Agency in 2013.
From the 6th April until the 12th April, viewers can watch Beth Steel’s Wonderland (2014). Directed by Hampstead Theatre’s former Artistic Director Edward Hall, the drama takes a look at the clashing ideologies during the UK’s Miners’ Strike of 1984–85 and presents the full sweep of the turbulent events that transformed the country.
Meanwhile, Howard Brenton’s Drawing the Line will be available to view from the 13th to the 19th April. The production was directed by the late Howard Davies and tells the story of the chaotic partitioning of India in 1947 whilst celebrating the strength of humanity.
Talking about the news, Roxana Silbert, Artistic Director of Hampstead Theatre said:“I am delighted and grateful to be in a position to offer this new #HampsteadTheatreAtHome series from Hampstead’s digital archive. I hope these productions offer audiences entertainment, connection and nourishment in a time of uncertainty and isolation. These three plays all shine a light on turbulent points in our international history which, along with acknowledging the worst of human behaviour, celebrates the ingenuity, humour, compassion and resilience of the best.Thank you to the many artists involved for allowing us to create this series so quickly and to The Guardian for being our wonderful streaming partner again, helping us reach as many people as possible.”
To watch these productions visit: https://www.hampsteadtheatre.com/