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May 27, 2020

Old Vic In Camera to take social distancing to new extremes

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Old Vic In Camera - a new series of live-streamed lockdown theatre from the Old Vic stage aims to replace box office income from theatre closure.

Lungs Old Vic in Camera

Clare Foy and Matt Smith in Lungs from the original production. Photo: Helen Maybanks Old Vic In Camera is a new artistic initiative to be presented by the Old Vic in London. In Camera combines a run of socially distanced performances of Duncan MacMillan’s LUNGS with Claire Foy and Matt Smith followed by a major series of rehearsed play-readings, all streamed live from the iconic Old Vic stage with the empty auditorium as a backdrop.

In Camera will see live performances at the Old Vic Theatre London, with minimal staging and accessible only via camera and live stream.

Each performance of Lungs and each subsequent play reading in the Old Vic In Camera series will be available for up to 1,000 people per night (with some matinees) replicating our usual audience capacity size. Tickets will be priced as they are in our auditorium from £10–£65 and whilst all ‘seats’ offer the same view (from the comfort of your own home), we’re asking audiences to give what they can to help support our theatre in return for access to this totally unique experience. There is also the option to add a further donation on top of this for those who are able to give a little more. Lungs will be the first in the series, performing a socially distanced version for several days during June. Onsale dates for Lungs and the remaining titles in the series, with well-known casts, together with schedules and booking details for the months ahead, will be released soon via social media and people can sign up at oldvictheatre.com.

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ABOUT BRITISHTHEATRE

BritishTheatre.com
Opening Night Media Ltd
3rd Floor, 80 St. Martin’s Lane
Covent Garden
London WC2N 4AA

The British Theatre website has been established to celebrate the rich and diverse theatrical culture of the United Kingdom.  Our ethos revolves around encouraging and nurturing the performing arts in all its forms. The spirit of theatre is very much alive and the British Theatre website is at the forefront of delivering news and information to audiences and enthusiasts everywhere. Our team of theatre journalists and reviewers are working hard to cover productions and news.


We are constantly developing the site and are always open to receiving feedback from our readers. Join our mailing list to be kept informed of all the latest news that is of interest to you..