NATIONAL THEATRE TO STREAM PLAYS FOR FREE

We can’t go to the theatre anymore so the theatre is coming to us instead. The National Theatre launched the National Theatre at Home programme in April, streaming some its most popular productions like One Man, Two Guvnors, Treasure Island, Frankenstein and Barbershop Chronicles for free on YouTube. The films will be shown at 7pm on Thursdays and will remain available for week, when the next one will be broadcast. Here’s the schedule:

The Madness of George III
Mark Gatiss stars as the mad king in the Nottingham Playhouse’s 2018 production of Alan Bennett’s play
Thurs 11th – Thurs 18th June

Small Island
The 2019 adaptation of Andrea Levy’s novel about the Windrush generation, to coincide with Windrush Day
Thurs 18th – Thurs 25th June 2020

A Midsummer Night’s Dream
The Bridge Theatre production of the Shakespearean comedy, directed by Nicholas Hytner and starring Gwendoline Christie
Thurs 25th June – Thurs 2nd July 2020

Les Blancs
The 2016 production of Lorraine Hansberry’s play, in which an African country reckons with its colonial rule and stands on the edge of civil war.
Thurs 2nd – Thurs 9th July 2020

The Deep Blue Sea
Helen McCrory stars in Terence Rattigan’s post-war drama.
Thurs 9th – Thurs 16th July 2020

Amadeus
Peter Shaffer’s iconic play features a live orchestral accompaniment by Southbank Sinfonia
Thurs 16th – Thurs 23rd July

Watch on the National Theatre’s YouTube channel here.

Thursdays at 7pm
nationaltheatre.org.uk