From 11th June, 7pm: National Theatre At Home: 'The Madness of King George III'Twitter/Scriptfeed

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!

BBC4 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 8th - Wednesday 10th - Friday 12th June 2pm, Lifestream

From cooking classes to a blog by your mysterious neighbour on how to be an expert karate coach, you may be feeling bombarded with ideas on how to spend this time indoors productively, as you sit for hours doing… well, that’s your business. Lifestream takes us inside the lives, and minds, of young adults struggling to find purpose, friendship and any remaining loo roll in the thick of isolation. Burdened by a world of dubious information and the increasing pressure to “do quarantine right”, these characters find themselves turning to online crash-courses, social media and - if all else fails - to each other, in an effort to rediscover some kind of “normal”... whatever that might mean.

Monday 8th 7pm, In the Nick of Time

What happens when four World War II Bletchley Park codebreakers are accidentally transported into the 21st century? Bravery, valiance and indefatigable courage abounds? Not likely! Follow this hapless foursome as they navigate the perils of the modern world, encountering everything from malicious train conductors to aged professors on a whirlwind adventure through the Home Counties! But with Britain’s entire war effort at stake, will they make it back before it’s too late? An original radioplay by Grace Beckett and Henry Weighill brought to you by CULES (Cambridge University Light Entertainment Society). *Only available on YouTube

Ask Aria

Wednesday 10th June 7pm, Heavenly Vloggers

The gospel has officially gone digital! That’s right: all your favourite Biblical characters have been transported to the modern-day and started their own YouTube channels! Let Moses give you ‘10 MUST KNOW HACKS FOR SURVIVING AN APOCALYPTIC FLOOD’, John tell you ‘7 signs you might need to be BAPTISED’ or Lazarus recount how ’I LITERALLY DIED AND CAME BACK TO LIFE NOT CLICKBAIT’. Old Testament and New, they are all asking you to like and subscribe to their stories! *Only available on YouTube

Friday 12th June 7pm, Ask Aria

SUTHERSHIRE FM IS PROUD TO KEEP PROVIDING HIGH-QUALITY ENTERTAINMENT IN THESE DIFFICULT TIMES, AND REMIND OUR LISTENERS TO KEEP SAFE. DON’T GO OUTSIDE. HAVE 2 LITRES OF HOLY WATER SPARE AT ALL TIMES. AND TRY NOT TO GET MAULED BY A DEMON. Ask Aria is a radio comedy that proceeds as if the audience has tuned into ‘Suthershire FM’, the radio channel of a country town in the midst of a demon-onslaught-apocalypse. In between in-universe adverts, government announcements and other general chaos, we follow an episode of ‘Ask Aria’, an agony-aunt style show where members of the town call in with their problems - petty, private and deadly serious. 

Friday 13th June 7pm, Love and Information

A kaleidoscopic play which asks those who watch it and those who stage it “how do we create meaning?” This digital production of Love and Information will bring together 7 different companies and 7 different directors each responsible for one of the play’s acts to search for an answer.

More Free Streamed Theatre Available This Week:

Until Sunday 7th June, 7pm: The Shows Must Go On: Peter Pan Live!

POSTPONED IN SOLIDARITY WITH THE BLACK LIVES MATTER MOVEMENT

As The Shows Must Go On moves on from Andrew Lloyd Webber’s works, the third installment of this weekly broadcast is Peter Pan Live! This Emmy award winning production was originally broadcast in 2014 on NBC starring Allison Williams, Taylor Louderman, Christian Borle, Kelli O’Hara and Christopher Walken. Watch it here!

Until 11th 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!

From 11th June, 7pm: National Theatre At Home: The Madness of King George III

The National Theatre is streaming Alan Bennett’s (critically acclaimed playwright of The History Boys) Nottingham Playhouse production of The Madness of King George III. This production stars Mark Gattiss (Sherlock) and Adrian Scarborough (Gavin and Stacey) as Bennett explores the fine line between a King and a man through both personal and political turmoil. Watch it here!

Taylor Louderman and Allison Williams in 'Peter Pan Live' Twitter/tweetonlondon

Until Thursday 11th June, 8pm EST: Lincoln Center Broadway Fridays: The Nance

As part of their Broadway Fridays programme, the world renowned Lincoln Center will be broadcasting The Nance starring Nathan Lane. Douglas Carter Beane’s The Nance recreates the naughty, raucous world of burlesque’s heyday and tells the backstage story of Chauncey Miles and his fellow performers. At a time when it is easy to play gay and dangerous to be gay, Chauncey’s uproarious antics on the stage stand out in marked contrast to his offstage life. Watch it here!


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Until Friday 12th June, Old Vic Archives: A Monster Calls

The first show to air from the Old Vic Archives will be A Monster Calls. First seen on stage in 2018, Patrick Ness’ piercing novel, inspired by an idea from Siobhan Dowd, was brought to The Old Vic by visionary director Sally Cookson. ‘Stories are wild creatures, the monster said. When you let them loose, who knows what havoc they might wreak?’ Watch it here!

Our House to Your House - Royal Opera House

Over this week, the ROH productions available on their YouTube channel will be: The Cellist (Ballet) until the 11th of June, Il trittico (Opera) until the 19th of June and La Fille Mal Gardee (Ballet) from the 12th of June. Watch them here!

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