Theatre Online

Name Broadcast Date
(Listed by Expiry)
Link
Wise ChildrenNow – June Watch hereReview
CoriolanusThu 4 June – Thu 11 JuneWatch here
The WizFri 12 June – Sun 14 JuneWatch here
The Madness of King George IIIThu 11 June – Thu 19 JuneWatch here
Beauty and the BeastThu 21 May – Wed 19 JunWatch hereReview
Judi Dench in conversationFrom April 26th – until further noticeWatch here (£4.99)
The Hunting of the SnarkNow until further noticeWatch here
The Importance of Being EarnestNow until further noticeWatch here
FleabagNow until further noticeWatch here (£4)
Wind in the WillowsNow until further noticeWatch here (2.99)
EugeniousNow until further noticeWatch here


Wise Children

Available from Now until June 2020

Old Vic Production filmed at York Theatre Royal

A big, bawdy tangle of theatrical joy and heartbreak, Wise Children is a celebration of show business, family, forgiveness and hope. Expect show girls and Shakespeare, sex and scandal, music, mischief and mistaken identity – and butterflies by the thousand. Emma Rice brings her unique, exuberantly impish vision to Angela Carter’s great last novel, Wise Children.


Coriolanus

National Theatre at Home / Donmar Warehouse

Thu 4th June – Thu 11th June

Tom Hiddleston (Betrayal, The Avengers, The Night Manager) plays the title role in Shakespeare’s searing tragedy of political manipulation and revenge.

When an old adversary threatens Rome, the city calls once more on her hero and defender: Coriolanus. But he has enemies at home too.

As famine threatens the city, the citizens’ hunger swells to an appetite for change, and on returning from the field, Coriolanus must confront the march of realpolitik and the voice of an angry people.

Josie Rourke (Les Liaisons Dangereuses) directs the company including Mark Gatiss (The Madness of George III, League of Gentlemen), Hadley Fraser (Long Day’s Journey Into Night, Young Frankenstein), Alfred Enoch (Tree, Harry Potter film series) and Deborah Findlay (Allelujah!, Top Girls).

Coriolanus was filmed live on stage at the Donmar Warehouse in 2014 by National Theatre Live.


The Wiz

The Shows Must Go On

Fri 12th June – Fri 14th June

The all-star production of The Wiz will be streamed for free next week.

Starring Queen Latifah, Mary J Blige, David Alan Grier, Ne-Yo, Elijah Kelly, Uzo Aduba, Amber Riley, Common, Stephanie Mills, Shanice Williams, this version of The Wiz was originally broadcast live in 2015.

Originally opening on Broadway in 1975 and running for four years, The Wiz has music and lyric by Charlie Small, Timothy Graphenreed, Harold Wheeler, George Faison and Luther Vandross, with a book by William F Brown.

Based on L Frank Baum’s The Wonderful Wizard of Oz , the piece follows Dorothy as she is whisked away to the land of Oz where she encounters a cavalcade of whacky characters.

This Shows Must Go On was planning to stream Peter Pan from 5th of June but this has been cancelled in an act of solidarity with the ongoing Black Lives Matter protests.

The Wiz will be available from 7pm BST on Friday 12 June for 48 hours.


The Madness of King George III

National Theatre at Home / Nottingham Playhouse

Thu 11th June – Thu 19th June

Alan Bennett’s multi-award-winning drama produced by Nottingham Playhouse.

Written by one of Britain’s best-loved playwrights Alan Bennett (The History Boys, The Lady in the Van), this epic play was also adapted into a BAFTA Award-winning film following its premiere on stage in 1991.

The cast of this new production includes Olivier Award-winners Mark Gatiss (Sherlock, Wolf Hall, NT Live Coriolanus) in the title role, and Adrian Scarborough (Gavin and Stacey, Upstairs Downstairs, After the Dance).

It’s 1786 and King George III is the most powerful man in the world. But his behaviour is becoming increasingly erratic as he succumbs to fits of lunacy. With the King’s mind unravelling at a dramatic pace, ambitious politicians and the scheming Prince of Wales threaten to undermine the power of the Crown, and expose the fine line between a King and a man.


Beauty and the Beast

Chichester Festival Theatre

Thu 21 May – Wed 19 Jun

The award-winning Chichester Festival Youth Theatre present a brand new adaptation of Beauty and the Beast by Anna Ledwich (The Butterfly Lion) from the original fairy tale, with music and lyrics by Richard Taylor (Flowers for Mrs Harris).

A cursed prince sits alone in an enchanted castle, destined to remain in monstrous form until he can learn to love and be loved in return. But who could ever love a Beast? Prejudice, jealousy, compassion and love are woven through this magical story, studded with enchanting and deliciously scary characters. The production is suitable for ages 7+.


Judi Dench in conversation

Available from April 26th now until further notice for £4.99

In aid of the Orange tree Theatre

Filmed live at the Orange Tree Theatre in 2017, an exclusive 90-minute in conversation with Dame Judi Dench will be available online from 3pm on Sunday 26 April. This is a paid video on demand and all monies raised will go to the Orange Tree Theatre’s Survival Fund, following its closure due to the impact of the Coronavirus.   

Packed full of entertaining, funny and touching stories from Dame Judi’s incredible career, viewers can experience the unique intimacy of the Orange Tree, recreating a very special event in the comfort of their own home.


The Hunting of the Snark

Available now until further notice

Filmed from the Elizabeth Hall at the Southbank Centre

RGM Productions and Alice House Theatre in association with Moya Productions presents Mike Batt’s The Hunting of the Snark.


The Importance of Being Earnest

The Curve Leicester

Bachelor Jack Worthing and his best mate Algernon Moncrieff hope to marry society’s most eligible ladies, Gwendolen Fairfax and Cecily Cardew. But the lads’ courtship of the women is far from straight forward! With double identities, plenty of ‘Bunburying’ and a number of hostile encounters with the formidable Lady Bracknell, the pair become embroiled in a web of mistaken identities with hilarious consequences

Directed by Nikolai Foster, the drama stars BAFTA and Golden Globe nominee Cathy Tyson as the indomitable Lady Bracknell, Sharan Phull as repressed romantic Cecily Cardew, Edward Franklin as upper-class playboy Algernon Moncrieff, Fela Lufadeju as the dependable John Worthing, Angela Clerkin as uptight nanny Miss Prism, Dominic Gately as the incorruptible Reverend Chasuble, Darren Bennett as the ever-faithful servants Lane and Merriman and Martha Mackintosh as prim and proper Gwendolen Fairfax


Fleabag

Available until further notice

Pay what you can (minimum £4)

Soho Theatre

See the hilarious, award-winning, one-woman show that inspired the BBC’s hit TV series Fleabag. Written and performed by Phoebe Waller-Bridge (Fleabag, Killing Eve) and directed by Vicky Jones, Fleabag is a rip-roaring look at some sort of woman living her sort of life. 

Fleabag may seem oversexed, emotionally unfiltered and self-obsessed, but that’s just the tip of the iceberg. With family and friendships under strain and a guinea pig café struggling to keep afloat, Fleabag suddenly finds herself with nothing to lose


The Wind in the Willows

Available until further notice (£2.99)

Stunningly brought to life in a spectacular new musical by Oscar-winning screenwriter and creator of Downton Abbey Julian Fellowes and Olivier-award winning composer and lyricist George Stiles and Anthony Drewe, THE WIND IN THE WILLOWS will delight audiences of all ages!

Join Ratty, Badger, Mole and the impulsive Toad as they embark on a series of riotous adventures spiralling from Toad’s insatiable need for speed!

Featuring eye-poppingly beautiful design, exuberant choreography and a gloriously British score, THE WIND IN THE WILLOWS recently brought comedy, heart and thrills to the world-famous LONDON PALLADIUM for a strictly limited summer season.


Eugenius

Stream now until further notice

Nominated for 8 major awards including BEST MUSICAL 2018 at the Off West End Awards, Eugenius! is the most exciting new musical in years.

Meet Eugene, Janey and Feris as they reach for the stars and discover the superhero inside themselves. With a hilarious script and dynamite original songs that’ll be stuck in your head for weeks, this shot of musical adrenaline is like nothing you’ve heard before.