The London theatre has announced it will be streaming productions from its archive as part of new online project.
The Old Vic Theatre has announced details of a new digital project with a variety of online content to offer audiences while the theatre is shut.
Titled ‘Your Old Vic’, the online project will include a variety of educational resources, podcasts and the release of some of the theatre’s archived productions.
It has been confirmed that venue ambassadors Claire Foy and Matt Smith will lead a new online educational hub with resources such as how-to guides, interviews to inspire teachers, students, and parents, guardians and carers, while an intergenerational scheme will connect over-60s with primary school children through letters, emails and phone calls.
Meanwhile, several of the Old Vic’s archived productions will be released for free and available to watch through the theatre’s Youtube channel. The first production that is set to be released is Sally Cookson’s production of Patrick Ness’ A Monster Calls featuring the original cast. It will go live at 7pm on Friday 5th June and will be available to watch until the 11th June.
The theatre will also collaborate with the Sherman Theatre in Cardiff to present a new podcast Playcrush, presented by Joe Murphy, while the Old Vic’s new associate artist Ella Hickson will Instagram Live workshops with aspiring creatives.
For more information about the Old Vic Theatre’s Your Old Vic project visit: https://www.oldvictheatre.com/whats-on/2020/your-old-vic