The theatre will be adding three new shows to its National Theatre At Home streaming service.
It has been announced that the theatre will be making its acclaimed productions of Angels in America, Antigone and Behind the Beautiful Forevers available for audiences to watch at home.
The first show to be unveiled is the revival of Tony Kushner’s Angels in America, which began life at the theatre before transferring to Broadway. Originally seen in 2017, the cast includes Andrew Garfield (The Social Network), Denise Gough (Paula), Nathan Lane (American Crime Story), James McArdle (Ammonite), Susan Brown (It’s A Sin) and Russell Tovey (Years and Years).
Meanwhile, first seen on the stage back in 2012, the contemporary staging of Antigone directed by Polly Findlay starred Christopher Eccleston (Doctor Who), Jodie Whittaker (Doctor Who) and Kobna Holdbrook-Smith (Tina).
The last show to be announced is David Hare’s Behind the Beautiful Forevers. Based on the Katherine Boo’s book, the production stars Meera Syal and was directed by Rufus Norris.
Talking about the news Rufus Norris National Theatre’s director, said: “Angels in America is one of those productions that stays with you always – a seminal piece of theatre that has a lasting impact. It’s a true honour to be able to bring Marianne Elliott’s remarkable, compelling production of Tony Kushner’s masterpiece to audiences around the world through National Theatre at Home. After sold-out runs at the NT and on Broadway, I’m delighted global audiences will finally get the chance to experience the astonishing performances of the original cast on the Lyttelton stage.
I’m really pleased that this month also sees my 2014 production of David Hare’s Behind the Beautiful Forevers available on the platform, with the inimitable Meera Syal and a fantastic ensemble bringing to life Katherine Boo’s non-fiction story of a community in a Mumbai slum. And Jodie Whittaker and Christopher Eccleston in a modern-day Antigone – Polly Findlay’s electrifying 2012 production in the Olivier. In a continued period of isolation for so many people and while we’re unable to open our theatres, we hope National Theatre at Home can bring people together to collectively enjoy theatre from home.”
All of the productions on National Theatre At Home are available with caption. Other productions available to watch include: Othello, Donmar Warehouse’s Coriolanus, The Cherry Orchard, Amadeus, Julie, Phèdre and the Young Vic’s Yerma.
To find out more about National Theatre at Home visit: https://www.nationaltheatre.org.uk/ntathome