The theatre has announced further productions in its free digital streaming series.

Hampstead Theatre has today announced an extension of its free, digital streaming service in partnership with The Guardian. It was confirmed that the live stream recordings of of Nina Raine’s NHS inspired hit drama Tiger Country and Howard Brenton’s politically charged #AIWW: The Arrest of Ai Weiwei will be available to watch, through The Guardian or Hampstead Theatre as part of its #HampsteadTheatreAtHome series.

The 2014 production of Tiger Country will be available to watch on demand from 10am on the 20th April until 10pm on the 26th April. Written and directed by Nina Raine, the play examines the workings of the NHS and those who keep it going.

Meanwhile, #AIWW: The Arrest of Ai Weiwei (2013) will be available to watch from 10am on the 27th April until 10pm on the 3rd May. Howard Brenton’s play tells the story of the controversial arrest and imprisonment of Chinese Artist Ai Weiwei in 2011 and is based on conversations between Ai Weiweiand journalist/writer Barnaby Martin (Hanging Man: The Arrest of Ai Weiwei), in which Ai Weiwei spoke about what happened during his disappearance. 

Talking about the news, Roxana Silbert, Artistic Director of Hampstead Theatre said: “I am delighted that we have been able to extend our #HampsteadTheatreAtHome series with The Guardian.  It feels like there has never been a more apt time to share Tiger Country – Nina Raine meticulously studied the NHS and spent much time with its extraordinary employees who put their lives on the line, daily, to keep Britain safe. The whole nation is indebted to this workforce and should viewers want to support those working on the frontline in the fight against COVID-19, a link will be available on our website. AIWW: The Arrest of Ai Weiwei also reminds us of the importance of freedom of speech. Many questions will be asked over the next few months and it’s in everyone’s interest that we continue to strive for a society that’s built on truth and openness.

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