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London, UK: Four plays added to the National Theatre at Home series
Thursday, May 7, 2020
Four new titles to be streamed live as part of the National Theatre at Home series have been announced. The upcoming shows include National Theatre productions in recent years, as well as filmed performances from partner theatres that were screened in cinemas as part of National Theatre Live.
As well as the performances, supplementary content will also be made available to access, including interviews with cast and creative teams and post-stream talks.
The current confirmed schedule is as follows:
7th May: Antony and Cleopatra, starring Ralph Fiennes and Sophie Okonedo (available to watch here).
14th May: Barber Shop Chronicles, Inua Ellams’ play exploring tales of black men.
21st May: A Streetcar Named Desire. The Tennessee Williams play was staged at the Young Vic in 2014, starring Gillian Anderson, Ben Foster and Vanessa Kirby.
28th May: This House, James Graham’s 2013 play exploring British politics.
5th June: Coriolanus, starring Tom Hiddleston. The Shakespeare play was staged at the Donmar Warehouse in 2013.
All productions will be free and screened from 7pm, made available on demand for seven days.
Speaking about the latest announcement, NT chief executive said: “I’m delighted that in this next collection of titles to be streamed as part of National Theatre at Home we are including productions from our NT Live partner theatres. When we launched National Theatre at Home last month, we wanted to offer audiences the opportunity to engage with theatre during this time of isolation while we were unable to welcome them to the South Bank or into cinemas.
This initiative wouldn’t have been possible without the support of a great number of artists for which we are incredibly grateful… While theatres across the world remain closed, we're pleased that we can continue to bring the best of British theatre directly into people’s homes every Thursday evening.”
By Sophie Thomas for www.londontheatre.co.uk.
Photo: Gillian Anderson in A Streetcar Named Desire. © 2014 Johan Persson.