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'Julie' and 'War Horse' added to National Theatre at Home

The National Theatre productions have been added to the global streaming service.

Sophie Thomas
Sophie Thomas

Two new shows have been added to National Theatre at Home, the National Theatre's own streaming service that launched at the start of this month. Audiences can watch the stage adaptation of War Horse and Julie starring Vanessa Kirby.

War Horse will be online on demand for the first time since its premiere at the National Theatre 13 years ago. Based on Michael Morpurgo's acclaimed novel, the production follows Albert rescue his horse Joey, who was sent to France at the outbreak of World War One. The two-time Olivier Award-winning production later transferred to the West End for seven years, and has also been staged on Broadway. War Horse will be available to watch from 21 December - 20 Jan. 2021.

From 11 Jan. 2021, audiences can watch Vanessa Kirby as the title role in Julie , performed in the Lyttelton Theatre in 2018. Polly Stenham's adaptation of August Strindberg's play follows Julie, a single woman who throws a raucous party that quickly descends into mayhem. In a review for LondonTheatre.co.uk, "a snappy, powerful production like this is how we should approach theatre for young people."

Emma Keith, director of digital media for the National Theatre said: "It's been fantastic to see the response to the launch of National Theatre at Home earlier this month and to reach so many subscribers across the world. We're delighted to be adding to the platform with two more much-loved and distinct productions in the coming weeks - the fiery and modern Julie set at a house party in contemporary London with the brilliant Vanessa Kirby, and the powerful, iconic masterpiece War Horse."

War Horse and Julie join the 11 plays currently on the streaming service, including Mosquitoes and Yerma.

For those who are not subscribed to National Theatre at Home, War Horse will be made available on Sky Store from 21 Dec - 20 Jan. 2021.

Photo credit: Julie (Photo by Richard H Smith)

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