Stage Shows To Watch At Home – With the explosion of stage shows being streamed online by theatres we have compiled a rolling calendar to allow you to keep track of what on and when.
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Last updated 3 September 2020
Adapted from the full-length play written by acclaimed playwright and performer Arinzé Kene, good dog stars Anton Cross as Boy as he narrates the past and present, chronicling coming of age in a multicultural community. Set during the early ’00s, good dog delves into the everyday injustices that drive people to take back control. Directed by Andrew Gillman and Natalie Ibu, the film was commissioned by The Space and supported by BBC and Arts Council England.
ALBION – Finishing 15 Sept
As part of the BBC’s Culture In Quarantine initiative, see a special presentation of Almeida’s hit production Albion from Sunday 16 August 2020 at 22:10. Originally running in 2017, it was directed by Rupert Goold and stars Victoria Hamilton, who played the Queen Mother in The Crown. The cast also includes Nigel Betts, Edyta Budnik, Wil Coban, Margot Leicester, Nicholas Rowe, Helen Schlesinger, Angel Coulby, Dónal Finn, Geoffrey Freshwater and Daisy Edgar-Jones, who recently received acclaim as Marianne in the TV adaptation of the novel Normal People.
THE SPACE BETWEEN
Created during lockdown by Waitress star David Hunter and singer-songwriter Caroline Key, The Space Between has been released in full to support the Theatre Artists Fund. Communicating over Whatsapp, Hunter and Kay wrote the musical in three weeks and arranged the video in collaboration with musical supervisor Nick Barstow.
Starkid Productions, a collective of theatre creators, have been writing and sharing their musicals for the last ten years, starting from when they were students together at the University Of Michigan. They rose to online fame with the release of A Very Potter Musical, a parody of the stories about the boy wizard starring a pre-Glee Darren Criss in the title role.
Since then, they’ve produced a number of original musicals, including parodies of the ’80s video game The Oregon Trail and the cult sci-fi film Starship Troopers, and hosted them all on their YouTube channel free of charge.
THE BARN PRESENTS THE MUSIC OF ELLIOT DAVIS
Taking place on Saturday 6 June 2020, the Barn Theatre celebrated the work of Elliot Davis. The event welcomed performances from Aimie Atkinson (Six), Luke Bayer (Everybody’s Talking About Jamie), Tsemaye Bob-Egbe (Tina), Busted and Son of Dork singer James Bourne (co-writer of Loserville), Lucie Jones (Waitress), Aaron Lee Lambert (Hamilton), Sam Lupton (Avenue Q), 2020 musical theatre graduate Jordan McMahon, Jamie Muscato (Heathers), Aaron Sidwell (Wicked) and Jos Slovick (Spring Awakening).
Elliot Davis’ work includes Loserville, Out There and Best Friends And Butterflies.
Recorded in January at The Boulevard Theatre, the fully improvised These Folk builds an unexpected world through songs and music. Originally set to run at Edinburgh Festival Fringe over the summer, creators Susan and Justin instead opted to release this condensed version online before stages reopen.
TAKE ME TO THE WORLD
One of the events that defined streaming theatre under lockdown. On Sunday 26 April 2020, the channel hosted a celebration of the work of Stephen Sondheim, including appearances by Meryl Streep, Bernadette Peters, Patti LuPone, Mandy Patinkin, Audra McDonald, Christine Baranski, Donna Murphy, Kristin Chenoweth, Sutton Foster, Brian Stokes Mitchell, Kelli O’Hara, Aaron Tveit, Maria Friedman, Katrina Lenk, Michael Cerveris, Brandon Uranowitz, Elizabeth Stanley, Chip Zien, Alexander Gemignani, Iain Armitage, Stephen Schwartz and, from the cast of Pacific Overtures at Classic Stage Company, Ann Harada, Austin Ku, Kelvin Moon Loh and Thom Sesma.
After you’ve enjoyed Macbeth, the Globe will be streaming 40 free titles over the next month. The Globe will make 6 mainstage shows accompanied by 34 that were created as part of the “Globe to Globe” series of international performances.
Cirque Du Soleil
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Everybody’s favourite theatrical circus troupe are releasing 1-hour specials through the lockdown period. These are amazing inside views into the magical world of Cirque du Soleil and well worth a look.
Royal Opera House, London
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Throughout the lockdown “The House” will be streaming a variety of productions from their archive to showcase the world of ballet and opera at its best.