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Toronto, London, New York: Theatre to stream for free for the weekend of July 31

Friday, July 31, 2020



Hadrian (opera from 2018) by Rufus Wainwright and Daniel MacIvor

with Thomas Hampson and Isaiah Bell

directed by Peter Hinton

streaming August 1 only

on the Canadian Opera Company website

Free Up (celebration) by Ngozi Paul

celebration of Emancipation Day

streaming August 1 only

on CBC Gem

What Happens to You, Happens to Me (play from 2020) by Susanna Fournier

with Kristen Thomson

directed by ted witzel

streaming through August 1

on Canadian Stage Grid

Unholy (play) by Diane Flacks

with Banereh Yaraghi and Niki Landau

directed by Kelly Thornton

streaming from July 4 onwards



The Taming of the Shrew (play) by William Shakespeare

with Ben Carlson and Deborah Hay

directed by Chris Abraham

streaming through August 6

on the Stratford Festival on Film


Private O’Flaherty, V.C. (play from 1917) by George Bernard Shaw

with Terry Barna and John  Cormier

streaming indefinitely



The Mad Hatter’s Tea Party (dance) by Kate Prince

with Lizzie Gough and Isaac “Turbo” Baptiste

streaming July 31 only

on the Royal Opera House website

549: Scots of the Spanish Civil War (play from 2019) Jack Nurse and Robbie Gordon

with Robbie Gordon and Rebekah Lumsden

directed by Jack Nurse

streaming through July 31

on Wonder Fools's YouTube page

Jane Clegg (play from 1913) by St. John Ervine

with Alix Dunmore and Brian Martin

directed by David Gilmore

streaming through August 5

at the Finborough Theatre website


The Sleeping Beauty (ballet) by Marius Petipa

with Federico Bonelli and Fumi Kaneko

streaming from July 24 through August 6

on the Royal Opera House website

Le nozze di Figaro (opera) by W.A. Mozart

with Joshua Bloom and Jennifer France

directed by John Cox

streaming through September 25

at the Garsington Opera website

The Turn of the Screw (opera) by Benjamin Britten

with Sophie Bevan and Ed Lyon

directed by Louisa Muller

streaming through December 19

at the Garsington Opera website

Macbeth (play) by William Shakespeare

with Patrick Stewart and Kate Fleetwood

streaming to December 31, 2020

directed by Rupert Goold

on the website

Curlew River (opera) by Benjamin Britten

with Ian Bostridge and Mark Stone

directed by Netia Jones

streaming from July 8 onwards

on the Barbican website


I Wish I Was A Mountain (play) by Toby Thompson

with Toby Thompson, for ages 7+

streaming from March 27 onwards

on Vimeo


A Midsummer Night’s Dream (play) by William Shakespeare

with Edward Harrison and David Hughes

directed by Peter Stickney

streaming indefinitely

on the Lord Chamberlain’s Men website

The Tempest (play) by William Shakespeare

with Danaan McAleer and Reece Richardson

directed by Peter Stickney

streaming indefinitely

on the Lord Chamberlain’s Men website

Richard II (play) by William Shakespeare

with Adjoa Andoh and Sarah Niles,

directed by Adjoa Andoh

streaming indefinitely



Awakening (dance) by Robert Battle

with the Alvin Ailey American Dance Theater

streaming from July 31 through August 6

on YouTube 

Present Laughter (play) by Noël Coward

with Kevin Kline and Kate Burton

directed by Moritz von Stuelpnagel

streaming from July 31 through August 28


Broadbend, Arkansas (musical from 2019) by Ted Shen, Ellen Fitzhugh and Harrison David Rivers

with Justin Cunningham and Danyel Fulton

directed by Jack Cummings III

streaming through August 16

on the Transport Group website

The Line (play from 2020) by Jessica Blank and Erik Jensen

with Santino Fontana and Arjun Gupta

directed by Jessica Blank

streaming through September 1

on The Public Theatre website


Carousel (musical) by Richard Rodgers and Oscar Hammerstein II

with Kelli O’Hara and Nathan Gunn

directed by John Rando

streaming through September 8

on Lincoln Center at Home

Much Ado About Nothing (play) by William Shakespeare

with Danielle Brooks and Grantham Coleman

streaming July 24 through September 11


Photos: Ngozi Paul in Free Up; Isaac “Turbo” Baptiste in The Mad Hatter’s Tea Party; Danyel Fulton in Broadbend, Arkansas.