Streamed productions still available as students return to school


Digital platforms, TV and cinema continue to offer streamed theatre despite many venues now trying slowly to reopen their doors to audiences, and plenty of productions are available for students to watch even though physical trips to the theatre may be advised against by the DfE.

Fleabag is one of the productions available to audiences in cinemas
Fleabag is one of the productions available to audiences in cinemas

NT Live

Productions currently or soon to be available include:

http://ntlive.nationaltheatre.org.uk - the National Theatre's cinema screening service, which is currently or soon to be showing productions including:

  • A View from the Bridge
  • Fleabag
  • Hansard
  • The Lehman Trilogy
  • Frankenstein
  • Present Laughter
  • A Midsummer Night's Dream
  • Cyrano de Bergerac
  • King Lear
  • Coriolanus
  • All My Sons

BBC iPlayer - on which the Almeida Theatre production of Albion is available to watch free until 15 September. Victoria Hamilton's performance earned her the Best Actress award at the Critics' Circle Theatre Awards, with critics celebrating it as "the performance of a lifetime" (Daily Mail), "a tour de force" (The Guardian), and "a landmark lead performance" (Evening Standard).  

#FinboroughForFree from the London fringe venue, is live-streaming past productions right through until December, including:

UNTIL 2 SEPTEMBER 2020
Blueprint Medea
The world premiere production from 2019
★★★★ Four Stars, Jewish Renaissance
To view, please click here.
To read all about the original Finborough Theatre production of Blueprint Medea, please click here.
★★★★ Four stars, The Upcoming

UNTIL 31 DECEMBER 2020
Continuity
The world premiere production from 2017
To view, please click here.
To read all about the original Finborough Theatre production of Continuity, including reviews of the online release, please click here.
★★★★ Four Stars, The Guardian
★★★★ Four Stars, ReviewsGate
OffWestEnd OnComm Award

“An excellent 75 minutes of tense theatre, which continues the venue’s great track record of presenting great new writing.” Aleks Sierz, Aleks Sierz Blog

 

Drama Online's National Theatre Collection remains free to State schools, while other establishments can buy subscriptions for access, and Shakespeare's Globe's Globe Player also offers productions to download and rent or keep, with current plays including The Two Noble Kinsmen, Hamlet and A Midsummer Night's Dream.

https://www.dramaonlinelibrary.com/national-theatre-collection

https://globeplayer.tv