With venues across the country closed, organisations such as the National Theatre, the RSC, and Shakespeare’s Globe are making some of their best-loved performances available to watch online, most of it for free.
RSC: Much Ado About Nothing
★★★★★ – Telegraph. Set in 1918, Christopher Luscombe’s acclaimed RSC production of Shakespeare’s romantic comedy comes to BBC iPlayer as part of the Culture in Quarantine programme.
Every week the National Theatre is releasing one NT Live title on their YouTube channel that can be watched for free, on-demand for seven days only. UP NEXT:A Streetcar Named Desire – available to stream for free from 7pm on Thursday 21 May for one week.
“Loud, lively, electrifying and weird. Bowie would have liked it” – Evening Standard. Choreographer Michael Clark’s critically acclaimed 2017 show, staged at London’s Barbican, is a stunning dance triptych built around the music of Patti Smith, David Bowie and Erik Satie.
★★★★ – Evening Standard. The RSC’s 2018 production of Shakespeare’s “Scottish play”, featuring Christopher Eccleston as Macbeth and Niamh Cusack as Lady Macbeth is now available on BBC iPlayer as part of the BBC’s Culture in Quarantine season.
The NT Live recording of Fleabag has been released for a limited time online to raise money for charities supporting workers on the front line of the Coronavirus pandemic. Available to stream now on Soho Theatre’s on-demand platform – minimum donation £4.
★★★★★ – Observer. Director Emma Rice’s critically acclaimed production based on Angela Carter’s last novel premiered at London’s Old Vic in 2019, and was filmed live for cinemas at York Theatre Royal in 2019.
Our Cultural Quarter neighbours are making archive recordings of some of their previous “Made at Curve” productions available to watch online while they’re closed. Their acclaimed production of What the Butler Saw is now available to watch FREE.