‘Cat on a Hot Tin Roof’ and ‘Consent’ added to National Theatre at Home service
Two new productions are added to the streaming platform.
UPDATE: On 12 April, it was announced that Julius Caesar, performed at the Bridge Theatre in 2018 will be added to the streaming service. The cast includes Ben Whishaw, Michelle Fairley, David Morrissey, David Calder and Adjoa Andoh, with LondonTheatre.co.uk saying: "Nicholas Hytner has placed the show in the here and now, and given it a thrilling contemporary urgency by immersing the audience at the centre of it."
A new pair of filmed productions will now be available to watch on the National Theatre's own streaming service, it has been announced. The two new shows are the West End revival of Tennessee Williams' Cat on a Hot Tin Roof and Nina Raine's Consent, both performed in London in 2017.
Cat on a Hot Tin Roof was staged at the Apollo Theatre, with Sienna Miller returning to the West End to play Maggie. Jack O'Connell played Brick, with Colm Meaney as Big Daddy. In a four star review for LondonTheatre.co.uk, Tom Millward said the production offers "a stylish and stylised take on one of the best plays ever written... The play is set in modern times... the whole image resembles a prison cell for the nouveau riche.
Consent will also be available to watch online from today. Nina Raine's play premiered in the Dorfman Theatre in 2017, transferring to the Harold Pinter Theatre the following year. For National Theatre at Home, audiences can watch the original cast, starring Anna Maxwell Martin and Daisy Haggard. In a review for LondonTheatre.co.uk, Mark Shenton said: "It is acted with an alternately bracing and bruising intelligence that keeps all the characters vivid and alive."
The two new shows on National Theatre at Home takes the total of shows available to 18. Previous additions include Angels in America Parts One and Two with Andrew Garfield, Medea with Helen McCrory and Michaela Coel and Yerma with Billie Piper.
Productions will be available to watch on National Theatre at Home for 12 months.
Photo credit: Jack O'Connell and Sienna Miller in Cat on a Hot Tin Roof (Photo by Johan Persson)
Article Updated: 12 April 2021
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