As we near the end of another month in lockdown, here are a few shows/concerts that can quench your thirst for live shows until we can re-populate our beloved theatres once again.
At this time, our theatres need your support more than ever, and even though some may advertise ‘free shows’, they do need donations to help both the theatre, but also the freelance artists taking part in this inventive form of digital theatre.
The Finborough Theatre Online
Alan Seymour’s ‘The One Day of The Year’ available until 31st May 2020,
‘It Is Easy To Be Dead’ written by Neil McPherson available until 7th July 2020
‘Continuity’ available until 31st December 2020.
Read our review of ‘It Is Easy To Be Dead’ HERE!
‘Grounded’ available until 31st May 2020 Originally filmed at Park Theatre, London https://www.deafinitelytheatre.co.uk/deafinitely-digital-grounded
Sunday Night at the Lockdown Palladium – weekly Live Zoom performances.
This week 24th May 2020 at 7pm (for 7.30 - 8.30pm show). This week’s performers include Robert Mountford – Shakespearean Monologue, Ballerina Madam Galina (lestyn Edwards), Kate Perry – Character Comedy, High Levinson – Magic, Chris Larner – Songsmith and Professional Idiot. Compared by Jeremy Stockwell. Go to https://www.gofundme.com/f/sunday-night-at-the-lockdown-palladium
Written by Simon Stephens and performed by Andrew Scott. Available until 25th May 2020.
Read our review HERE!
To watch go to http://www.seawallandrewscott.com/
Barn Theatre Presents
‘The Music of Finn Anderson’. A concert celebrating the music of Finn Anderson with a selection of Broadway and West End artists.
To watch go to https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1sVYFEyJ7Vs
To donate go to https://barntheatre.org.uk/sob
Old Vic Theatre
The Greatest Wealth. Once voice monologues released on Thursdays at 12pm each week. Saluting the NHS.
14th May 2020 – 1940’s, ‘Boo’ by Jack Thorne performed by Sophie Stone.
21st May 2020 – 1050’s ‘At the Point of Need’ by Paul Unwin performed by David Threlfall.
28th May 2020 – 1960’s, ‘Rivers’ written and performed by Meera Syal.
To watch and donate go to https://www.oldvictheatre.com/whats-on/2020/onevoice/the-greatest-wealth All still available to watch.
The Royal Opera House
Releasing streams of several shows over the coming weeks. So far and still available are:
15th May 2020 – ‘Anastasia’, The Royal Ballet from 2016 available until 28th May 2020. see our review HERE!
22nd May 2020 – ‘Centrillon’, The Royal Opera from 2011 available until 4th June 2020.
To watch and donate go to https://www.roh.org.uk/streaming
Shakespeare’s Globe You Tube Premieres
‘Macbeth’ available until school’s return at the end of summer. See our review HERE!
‘The Winter’s Tale’ – available until 31st May 2020.
To watch and donate go to https://www.shakespearesglobe.com/watch/#youtube-premieres
National Theatre at Home
The Young Vic Theatre’s production of ‘A Streetcar Named Desire’, a Tennessee Williams classic. Available until 28th May 2020. Read our review HERE!
To watch and donate go to https://www.nationaltheatre.org.uk/nt-at-home