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National Theatre Live

by Jean Cook - 17:13 on 11 June 2020

Enjoy six more weeks of incredible theatre for free.

 

Following 10 productions and over 12 million views to date, we're thrilled to announce the final National Theatre at Home plays to be shared for free on YouTube:

 

·        Small Island - The epic stage version of Andrea Levy's prize-winning novel, directed by Rufus Norris, streaming to mark Windrush Day 2020.

·        A Midsummer Night's Dream - Gwendoline Christie plays Titania in the Bridge Theatre's immersive production directed by Nicholas Hytner.

·        Les Blancs - An African country teeters on the edge of civil war in Lorraine Hansberry’s epic, directed by Yaël Farber

·        The Deep Blue Sea -  Helen McCrory plays one of contemporary drama's greatest female roles in Terence Rattigan’s masterpiece, directed by Carrie Cracknell.

·        Amadeus - Lucian Msamati is Salieri in Peter Shaffer's iconic play, directed by Michael Longhurst and featuring live orchestral accompaniment by Southbank Sinfonia.

 

Alongside our regular supporting content, Ola Animashawun from our New Work Department will explore Small Island and Les Blancs in the context of the current global conversation around race.

Audiences who are deaf or hearing impaired can watch all shows 
with captions.  Audiences who are blind or visually impaired can watch separate audio described versions of Small IslandThe Deep Blue Sea and Amadeus.

 

FIND OUT

Comment from Patty Stewart at 22:30 on 19 June 2020.
Saturday 20 June BBC Two 8pm
Tutankhamen in Colour
Egyptologist Elizabeth Flood goes back a century to experience the discovery of the tomb in colour.
Comment from Patty Stewart at 16:25 on 25 June 2020.
Staged. Having only watched the first episode I wasn’t aware of the swearing in subsequent episode!!
Comment from Patty Stewart at 22:03 on 05 July 2020.
In case anyone missed it....
The Art of Persia with Samira Ahmed. BBC 4 On Demand or also on Yourube.

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