Here’s a guide to some theatre productions which are going to be streaming for a limited time over the next few weeks…
This House, National Theatre at Home: available to watch from the 28th May at 7pm until the 4th June, James Graham’s play enjoyed two runs at the National Theatre as well as a West End transfer. Examining the inside the workings of British politics, if you enjoyed the recent TV adaptation of Graham’s play Quiz – you will not want to miss this. Find out more here.
A Monster Calls, Old Vic Theatre: the theatre recently announced the launch of ‘Your Old Vic’ a new project which will feature a lot of online content as well as the release of archived productions. The first production to be shown via the theatre’s Youtube channel will be this collaboration with the Bristol Old Vic based on Patrick Ness’ novel. It was first seen on stage in 2018. It will be available to watch from the 5th to the 11th June and features the original cast.
Coriolanus, Donmar Warehouse (National Theatre at Home): another show that is being made available thanks to the National Theatre at Home project, is the Donmar Warehouse’s production of Shakespeare’s play starring Tom Hiddleston. The production is directed by Josie Rourke and will be available to watch from the 4th to the 11th June. Find out more here.
Cendrillon, Royal Opera House: the Royal Opera House will be making available its 2011 production of Massenet’s interpretation of the classic fairytale Cinderella. Available from the 22nd May until the 4th June, this production stars Joyce DiDonato as Cendrillon, Alice Coote as Prince Charming, Ewa Podlés as Cendrillon’s snobbish Stepmother Madame de la Haltière and Eglise Gutierrez as a sassy Fairy Godmother (La Fée).
Swan Lake, English National Ballet: from the 27th to the 29th May, online audiences will be able to see the ENO’s interpretation of this classic ballet, starring Isaac Hernández as Prince Siegfried and Jurgita Dronina as Odette/Odile.
The Grinning Man, Bristol Old Vic: from the 26th June until the 3rd July, the Bristol Old Vic as part of its first season screening previous productions, this will surely delight those who loved it the first time around both in Bristol and its run at London’s Trafalgar Studios. The show is based on The Man Who Laughs by Victor Hugo and brought to life by director Tom Morris (Touching the Void) and writer Carl Grose (Dead Dog in a Suitcase).