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  • Photo credit: Man being filmed for theatre stream (Photo by Matthew Ball on Unsplash)

    West End theatres have been closed for the best part of a year. Although audiences can't flock to London to enjoy the latest theatre openings, theatre streams have now become more popular than ever. Theatregoers are now making their own West End experiences from home with the wide selection of shows available, and we've got you covered for the theatre shows to watch indoors.Here's a list of all the London shows and regional productions that are streaming online now. For this list, we've included...

  • Photo credit: William Shakespeare (Photo by Joe Hunt on Flickr under CC 2.0)

    Theatregoers travel from around the world to watch a West End show. Even more so, there's nothing quite like seeing a Shakespeare play in London. One of the greatest playwrights of all time, Shakespeare and his works are known world over, and they've been translated into countless languages. But, if you're looking to find a slice of Shakespearean culture in London and the United Kingdom, you've come to the right place. Here's our guide to William Shakespeare and Shakespeare shows in London and...

  • Photo credit: Adrian Lester and Danny Sapani (Photo by Zeinab Batchelor)

    UPDATE: In a tweet from the Almeida Theatre, Hymn will be available to watch on Sky Arts on 18 April. Originally, the world premiere of Lolita Chakrabarti's Hymn was due to open at the Almeida Theatre last month. Sadly, in-person performances were cancelled, but Hymn will still be premiered at the Almeida in a livestream presentation.Following two men who meet at a funeral, Gil and Benny quickly become friends. Forming a deep bond with one another, the pair realise how they can find courage...

  • Photo credit: Southwark Playhouse

    As well as Southwark Playhouse presenting new productions year round, their community outreach projects see playwrights working with the local community. As part of the Southwark Playhouse Elders Company, six audio plays will be released throughout the month, available from 1 - 21 February.For the series, two members of the Company devised and wrote a piece in tribute to Leslie Gay, a member of the Company who died in 2020. Speaking about the audio plays, performer and company member Mina Temple...

  • Photo credit: Layton Williams (Photo courtesy of Chloe Nelkin Consulting)

    During summer 2020, over 25 West End stars took part in the West End Musical Drive In concerts. Now, audiences can relive all the concerts once more for an imaginary summer night, available to stream from 19 February - 21 March on stream.theatre.The concert series saw West End performers able to sing to live audiences during the pandemic, with theatregoers attending in their cars to celebrate musical theatre. Performer and Co-producer Shanay Holmes said: "There were so many fans from all over...

  • Photo credit: The Fisherman’s Friends (Photo by Chris Hewitt)

    A brand new musical based on a group of Cornish fishermen will premiere in Cornwall later this year, it has been announced. Titled Fisherman's Friends: The Musical, the production will reopen Truro's Hall for Cornwall, ahead of a West End premiere in 2022.Inspired by the 2019 film of the same name, Fisherman's Friends: The Musical follows Cornish fishermen who enjoy singing their working songs. Gaining online notoriety, the fishermen find themselves singing at Glastonbury festival, popularising...

  • Photo credit: Waylon Jacobs and Maiya Quansah-Breed (Photos courtesy of CASES)

    A London revival of CASES was due to entertain audiences at The Other Palace in 2020, however the Coronavirus pandemic cancelled all performances. In its place, the new production of CASES will return through an album, available from 12 February.Dramatising the impact of unexpected crises affecting actors, CASES follows four artists who experience the peaks and troughs of a career in showbusiness. Balancing fame with happiness is tricky, but attempts to establish a career in the arts...

  • Photo credit: Trees in a forest (Photo by Hugo Clément on Unsplash)

    William Shakespeare is perhaps the greatest British playwright of all time. Having written dozens of plays, his unique way with words has infiltrated through to the present day; phrases such as "vanish into thin air" and "wild goose chase" originate from Shakespeare plays.Works by Shakespeare can be divided into three categories: comedies, histories, and tragedies. Plays such as Romeo and Juliet and Macbeth fall into the tragedy section, with deaths a common ending. Here's some of the best and...

  • Photo credit: Rosalie Craig and Hadley Fraser (Photo courtesy of Southwark Playhouse)

    A trio of British musicals previously livestreamed from Southwark Playhouse will be available to rewatch. The encore streams of Fiver, Before After and Stay Awake, Jake premiere tonight, 28 January for two weeks.After a world premiere in 2019, a concert version of Fiver was presented last year. Following individuals as they all share the same five pound note, the acclaimed folk musical stars Luke Bayer, Dan Buckley, Aoife Clesham, Hiba Elchikhe and Alex James Ellison.Rosalie Craig and Hadley...

  • Photo credit: Cast of To Kill A Mockingbird (Photo by Julieta Cervantes)

    All rise for the newest West End play, To Kill A Mockingbird. Following a rape case in southern America as told through the eyes of a child, To Kill A Mockingbird is often considered one of the best books ever. Now, after record-breaking performances on Broadway, the stage adaptation of Harper Lee's novel transfers to London, thereby extending its court session.Adapted by Aaron Sorkin and directed by Bartlett Sher, To Kill A Mockingbird will go down as one of the greatest stage adaptations of...

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