Sophie Okonedo and Ralph Fiennes in 'Anthony and Cleopatra'Twitter/seattleshakes

Theatre hasn’t gone, it’s just in quarantine! Here you can find a weekly round-up of fabulous theatre available online, from Cambridge and beyond, to quench your thirst for culture...

Stage Shows Always Available Online:

Amazon Video:

There is a plethora of filmed productions available to rent for a small cost on Amazon Prime Video, including Cats, Miss Saigon and even Fleabag!

Globe Player:

The Globe Theatre’s official website where you can purchase or rent all of their filmed productions from the last decade. They have also released 40 productions for free including Hamlet starring Michelle Terry, Romeo and Juliet, A Midsummer Night’s Dream and many more.

Digital Theatre:

Netflix style streaming platform available for free through a Cambridge University Raven login. Lots of variety, from fringe shows to Frantic Assembly to West End Musicals such as Sheridan Smith’s Funny Girl.

BroadwayHD:

With a free trial followed by a $8.99 per month subscription you can have access to several filmed Broadway classics such as 42nd Street, An American in Paris and Kinky Boots.

Don’t Miss: Shows from Cambridge Students This Week...

Available on the ADC Youtube Channel

Monday 11th May 7pm, Impronauts Clickfire

The Impronauts are back, and coming through your computers to deliver joy and laughter into your eyes and ears! Watch them live stream improvised games using your comments as prompts. Relish at the idea of controlling other people’s acting through your keyboard and router? This is your chance to shape their performance from the comfort of your own home!

Thursday 12th May 7pm, Footlights Virtual Smoker

Come and have a laugh and a giggle and a drink at an hour of hilarious character, sketch, song and stand up comedy from some of Cambridge’s best comedians. It’s the same hilarious Smoker you know and love, but this time it’s from the comfort of your own home!

Thursday 14th May 7pm, The Man in the Air Balloon

Jonathan Powell

Moving to London, trainee journalist David Mason starts to notice a presence in the skies, and a man on his heel. His home, his wedding, his hairdressers - the Balloon Man is there.

Battling a ruthless office hierarchy and disbelief from family and friends - from budding artist Bella, to relentlessly cynical colleague Stefan - David becomes determined to prove the existence of this strange old man and his hot air balloon. But as the years go by and with his world closing in, David is forced to confront the shadow that has haunted his life. Ascending to the clouds, he may at last discover the truth about the Balloon Man, and himself...

The Man In The Air Balloon is a time-jumping study of obsession, art, and what it means to be ourselves.

Friday 15th May 7pm, The Man in the Lift

A lift is a place that unites a building. Everyone has to take the lift if you live high enough up. But, let’s face it, lifts are awkward places: no one looks at each other and no one talks… So when John arrives to repair the lift of an urban tower block and starts speaking to the residents, no one is sure exactly how to behave. Listening in to the conversations that happen in this tiny space and the connections that begin to form, we watch the humble lift become what it could be: the centre of the community.

More Streamed Theatre Available This Week:

Thursday 7th May, 7pm: National Theatre At Home: Antony and Cleopatra

This week, the National Theatre is streaming Antony and Cleopatra starring Ralph Fiennes and Sophie Okonedo as Shakespeare’s famous fated couple in his great tragedy of politics, passion and power. It will be available from Thursday 7th of May at 7pm to Thursday 14th of May at 6:59pm. Watch it here!

Akala Presents: The Ruins of Empires

Akala in 'The Ruins of Empires'Twitter/ace__london

As part of BBC2’s Performance Live series, British rapper and poet Akala presents this performance of his epic poem of the same name. It is driven by a musical score by Mala and Paul Gladstone-Reid and combines innovative animation techniques and emerging technology with some of the most groundbreaking creative talents in the industry, under the creative guidance of Andy Serkis. Watch it here!


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