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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.

Southwark Stayhouse:

The Southwark Playhouse in London has set up its own online streaming service! So far, they have uploaded 4 of their past shows (including the acclaimed Wasted) and they are available to watch at any time!

Gecko:

Gecko is a spellbinding internationally and critically acclaimed physical theatre company who have made their past shows available to watch on their YouTube channel!

Culture in Quarantine - Shakespeare:

Several Shakespeare productions put on by the RSC, the Globe and the Royal Opera House have been broadcasted on BBC Four and are now available on iPlayer.

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

Available on CamFM or the ADC Youtube Channel

Monday 1st - Friday 5th June 2pm, Burst

An audio comedy series set in space, following Jia, owner of an independent bubble tea shop, and her struggles to keep her business going. From squabbling employees, to her best friend’s drug addiction, to the competition of a rather sinister intergalactic conglomerate, she doesn’t quite know what she’s got herself into...

Tuesday 2nd - Sunday 28th June 7pm, Nothing to See Here: THE Sketch Show

Have you ever fancied listening to a sketch show? If so, now’s your time. Yes, you can listen to a sketch show which follows every twitch and flutter of the brain, moving from Vacuum cleaners to bananas, haunted hotels to suspect sandwich makers, from a strange dating app to an even stranger fashion editor. But you’ll never see any of it. Then again, you don’t need to. The soundwaves will paint vivid pictures in your mind, pictures so vivid that you won’t be able to get them out of your mind. Even when you dream, you’ll dream of sandwiches, bananas and all other forms of witty shenanigans. Now, do we know for certain that this will happen? No. Is it based on any evidence at all? No. But here’s one thing that can be promised. This show will be wacky, and it will feature all the above things mentioned. Make of that what you will.

'Three Women' is available from Friday 5th June Ella Gold

Tuesday 2nd June 9pm, Footlights Stand Up Showcase

The Footlights Stand-up Showcase brings you the freshest stand-up comedy from one of the oldest and most famous comedy groups in the UK - but this time it’s going digital! After a ‘decided success’ (Varsity) in 2019, it is sure to be an unmissable show that will have you bent double with laughter. Featuring recorded sets from graduating and post-grad students, the Cambridge Footlights are bringing your favourite student stand-ups straight to your screen! Don’t miss your chance to see the show from the group that launched many of the greatest names in comedy, including Peter Cook, Emma Thompson, Stephen Fry, Hugh Laurie, Sandi Toksvig, David Mitchell, Robert Webb, Sue Perkins and Richard Ayoade.

Friday 3rd - 4th June 7pm, Lacuna Ridge

Meet X. She’s trapped in another world, is separated from her physical body, and aside from her voice, she can’t see or sense anything. And she can’t remember who she is.

Join X as she navigates her way through the glistening skyscrapers of Skhandres city, trudges through the hostile Samsaran Desert, and finally across the treacherous Lacuna Ridge to find her way home. She’ll meet an array of eccentric, yet oddly charming characters, come across challenges that threaten to derail her, and find out inescapable truths about her identity and her relation to the world she thinks she knows. Listen to ‘Lacuna Ridge’, a (radio/podcast.etc/) show about philosophy, identity and the imagination.

Friday 5th June 7pm, Three Women

Three Women’ follows three different experiences of pregnancy, through the seemingly unconnected voices of Wife, Secretary and Girl. Exploring birth, miscarriage and adoption, it questions what it means to become - or not become - a mother. Its vague setting of ‘in a maternity ward and there about’ is the perfect, indistinct arena to track the women’s mental states and thoughts throughout their pregnancies, resulting in an inwardness of reflection which feels intimate and important. Plath’s only radio play and criminally unknown, ‘Three Women’ is a stunning, half-hour verse exploration of themes of identity, loss, love, and - ultimately - healing.

Saturday 6th June 7pm, DDS Monologue Clash

The DDS Monologue Clash presents an evening of student written monologues, performed online.

More Free Streamed Theatre Available This Week:

Until Sunday 31st May, 7pm: The Shows Must Go On: Hairspray Live!

As The Shows Must Go On moves on from Andrew Lloyd Webber’s works, the second instalment of this weekly broadcast is Hairspray Live! This Emmy award winning production was originally broadcast in 2016 on NBC starring Maddie Baillio, Jennifer Hudson, Billy Eichner, Harvey Fierstein, Kristin Chenoweth, Dove Cameron, Martin Short and Ariana Grande. Watch it here!

Sunday 31st May, 10pm: Northern Ballet Pay As You Feel: Dracula

The Northern Ballet’s acclaimed production of Dracula will be streamed on BBC Four (and later found on iPlayer) as part of their Pay as You Feel programme, encouraging viewers to give donations to support them in these difficult times. Featuring music by Schnittke, Rachmaninov, Pärt and Daugherty, it is a hauntingly gripping sensual piece that is not to be missed. Watch it here!

Until 4th June, 7pm: National Theatre At Home: This House

The National Theatre is streaming their sold out production of This House, a timely, moving, funny insight into British politics by James Graham (Ink, ITV’s Quiz). It’s 1974, and Britain has a hung Parliament The corridors of Westminster ring with the sound of infighting and backstabbing as the political parties battle to change the future of the nation. Watch it here!

Tom Hiddleston in Josie Rourke's 'Coriolanus' Twitter/NationalTheatre

From 4th June, 7pm: National Theatre At Home: Coriolanus

This 2014 Donmar Warehouse production of Coriolanus starring Tom Hiddleston will be streamed for one week on the National Theatre’s YouTube Channel. When an old adversary threatens Rome, the city calls once more on her hero and defender: Coriolanus. But he has enemies at home too. Watch it here!

Friday 5th June, 8pm EST: Lincoln Center Broadway Fridays: Carousel

As part of their Broadway Fridays programme, the world renowned Lincoln Center will be broadcasting their 2013 concert staging of Rodgers and Hammerstein’s Carousel starring Kelli O’Hara and Nathan Gunn. The production will be available on demand on their YouTube channel for 60 days after its original broadcast.Watch it here!


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Until 5th June, 7pm: Bristol Old Vic: Messiah

From the 29th May to the 5th of June, Bristol Old Vic will stream its production of 2017′s Messiah, directed by the venue’s artistic director Tom Morris. Featuring performances from soloists Catherine Wyn Rogers and Julia Doyle, The Erebus Ensemble, The English Concert and actor Jamie Beddard, it transforms Handel’s composition into a stage production. Watch it here!

Our House to Your House - Royal Opera House

Over this week, the ROH productions available on their YouTube channel will be Cendrillon (Opera) until the 4th of June and The Cellist (Ballet) until the 11th of June. Watch them here!