This week, you can enjoy a range of fantastic theatre from the comfort of your own living room. With family shows including the all-star live production of The Wiz and magical musical Mr Maglump. Plus Shakespeare’s Macbeth starring Christopher Eccleston, an Alan Bennett comedy drama and Carlos Acosta at the Royal Opera House.
The Wiz Live! brings the wonderful world of Oz to life like never before, featuring a star-studded cast of performers and Cirque du Soleil Theatrical.
Starring Queen Latifah, Mary J. Blige, Uzo Aduba, Ne-Yo, and a host of incredible stars, The Wiz Live! invites viewers of all ages to ease on down the yellow brick road for a vibrant musical adventure unlike any other.
Streaming from 7pm on Friday 12 June here.
The Madness of George III
This week’s National Theatre at Home’s stream is the Nottingham Playhouse’s production of The Madness of George III, by Alan Bennett.
1788. King George III is the most powerful man in the world. But with his mind unravelling at a dramatic pace, ambitious politicians and a scheming prince threaten to undermine the power of the crown.
The Madness of George III, directed by Adam Penford, is streaming from 7pm on Thursday 11 June here.
Catch up with the National Theatre at Home’s stream of their production of Coriolanus with the Donmar Warehouse until Thursday here.
The Royal Shakespeare Company’s acclaimed production of Macbeth starring Christopher Eccleston is playing on BBC Four this Sunday at 9:30pm as part of their Culture in Quarantine series.
Shakespeare’s darkest psychological thriller. Returning home from battle, the victorious Macbeth meets three witches on the heath. Driven by their disturbing prophecies, he sets out on a path to murder.
La Fille mal gardée
Starring Carlos Acosta, the Royal Opera House are streaming Frederick Ashton’s La Fille mal gardée from 7pm on Friday 12 June.
Inspired by his love for the Suffolk countryside, the ballet is set on a farm and tells a story of love between Lise, the daughter of Widow Simone, and Colas, a young farmer.
Mr Maglump, a magical family musical for all ages, focused on themes of integration within communities and the importance of remaining true to oneself.
The story follows a small family, the Robins, living on Chipson Street – where everybody does everything together – as they discover that their rather miserable neighbour has a rather wonderful past and story to tell.
Streaming from 6pm on Friday 12 June on on the Bristol Old Vic’s website here.
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