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  • NHS Charity Gala West End

    A gala concert will be held at a West End venue to raise money for over 230 charities in the NHS Charities Together Covid-19 Urgent Appeal. The concert will be staged as part of the Newfound Hope Songs initiative led by Adam Blanshay Productions, which aims to unite musical theatre performers by collaborating and writing new music.The Newfound Hope Songs concert will star West End performers who have each written a lockdown song, orchestrated and conducted by Matthew Brind. As well as new music,...

  • Carrie Underwood The Sound of Music

    Rodgers and Hammerstein's The Sound of Music is the latest production to be streamed as part of The Show Must Go On series. Carrie Underwood stars as Maria von Trapp in The Sound of Music Live! which originally aired in the United States in 2013.Based on the original 1959 production, The Sound of Music Live! follows Maria as she looks after the von Trapp children, falling in love with their father and later fleeing Austria. The musical features songs including "Edelweiss", "Climb Ev'ry Mountain"...

  • A Streetcar Named Desire Gillian Anderson

    The 2014 Young Vic production of A Streetcar Named Desire is available to stream from this evening, as part of the National Theatre at Home series. The Olivier Award-nominated production remains the fastest-selling production in the Young Vic's history, starring Gillian Anderson, Vanessa Kirby and Ben Foster.Written by Tennessee Williams, the play follows Blanche DuBois as she moves in with her sister, Stella and her husband, Stanley. As Blanche turns to her sister, pre-existing volatile...

  • BBC Arts Headlong

    The Olivier Award-winning theatre company Headlong have collaborated with Century Films to present a new series of plays, available to watch later this month. Titled Unprecedented, the digital plays star over 50 actors, written by 14 playwrights and 11 directors, focusing on the communities, connections and cultures coming together.11 plays in Unprecedented will be broadcast on BBC Four from 26th May, with an additional three plays available to stream on BBC iPlayer.Episode One (Tuesday 26th...

  • A Doll's House Lyric Hammersmith

    A free screening of last year's Lyric Hammersmith production of A Doll's House is available to stream today. Audiences will be able to watch Tanika Gupta's adaptation of the Ibsen play from 2:30pm today, where it will be online for the rest of the day.A Doll's House played at the Lyric Hammersmith in September 2019, with the adaptation following Niru - Nora in the original - a young Bengali woman living in Calcutta in a mixed-race marriage with an English colonial bureaucrat. Anjana Vasan plays...

  • Barber Shop Chronicles streaming

    Following last week's announcement of the latest shows to be put online in the National Theatre at Home series, the archive recording of Barber Shop Chronicles will be streamed from tonight. The upcoming stream marks the first time the recording has been watched by a public.Inua Ellams' play tells the stories of black men from around the world, sharing their tales with one another in barber shops in Johannesburg, Harare, Kampala, Lagos, Accra and London. First performed in 2017, Barber Shop...

  • The Doctor postponed

    Due to the closure of West End theatres, currently to 28th June 2020, the Almeida Theatre transfer of The Doctor is now postponed to 2021. The acclaimed play will still star Juliet Stevenson as Ruth Woolf, with new dates to be confirmed.If you have booked tickets with LondonTheatre.co.uk for The Doctor, you will be contacted by our customer service team.Set in a London hospital, The Doctor follows Ruth Woolf, a physician who is treating a young patient with sepsis. When a priest is sent by the...

  • Andrew Scott Seawall

    A filmed version of Simon Stephens' Sea Wall is now online on YouTube, with streaming made available yesterday for one week only. The 30-minute performance stars Andrew Scott, for whom Sea Wall was originally written for.Stephens' one-man play follows Alex, a man who loves his family, his job and his surroundings. But, when he visits his father in the south of France, his life changes.Sea Wall received its world premiere at the Bush Theatre in 2008, starring Andrew Scott. The production was...

  • Regent's Park Open Air Theatre postponed

    Following the previous news of postponements of 101 Dalmatians and Romeo and Juliet at Regent's Park Open Air Theatre, it has now been confirmed that the entire season will be moved to next year.Speaking about the postponement, the venue's artistic director Timothy Sheader said: "Whilst obviously unavoidable, it is incredibly sad that we are unable to open our theatre this summer for the first time since 1961. Our thoughts are with all those who were due to work with us this summer and our loyal...

  • Cats Elaine Paige

    The latest musical to be streamed as part of Andrew Lloyd Webber's The Show Must Go On series has been announced today. Audiences will now be able to enjoy the 1999 production of Cats, starring Elaine Paige.Lloyd Webber will also provide free live commentary alongside the stream, with the composer answering fan-submmitted questions throughout the performance.Inspired by T. S. Eliot's book titled "Old Possum's Book of Practical Cats", the musical follows a group of Jellicle cats who wish to...

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