This week, you can enjoy a range of fantastic theatre from the comfort of your own living room. With Shakespeare’s greatest love story, an all-star production of Peter Pan, Sally Cookson’s innovative imagining of A Monster Calls and a powerful performance from Tom Hiddleston.
Romeo and Juliet
The RSC’s production of Romeo and Juliet will be broadcast at 9pm on BBC Four this Sunday as part of the Culture in Quarantine scheme. Erica Whyman’s 2018 production stars Bally Gill and Karen Fishwick in the title roles. Whyman’s modern production gives Shakespeare’s greatest love story a young, fresh and relevant twist.
Watch on BBC Four at 7pm this Sunday and then available on BBC iPlayer.
A Monster Calls
Bristol Old Vic and the Old Vic’s production of A Monster Calls is streaming this Friday. Sally Cookson’s moving adaptation of Patrick Ness’ bestselling novel is a powerful production about grief.
Thirteen-year-old Conor and his mum have managed just fine since his dad moved away. But now his mum is sick and not getting any better. His grandmother won’t stop interfering and the kids at school won’t look him in the eye. Then, one night, Conor is woken by something at his window. A monster has come walking. It’s come to tell Conor tales from when it walked before. And when it’s finished, Conor must tell his own story and face his deepest fears.
Tom Hiddleston plays the title roles in Shakespeare’s political tragedy Coriolanus in the latest National Theatre at Home stream. When an old adversary threatens Rome, the city calls once more on her hero and defender: Coriolanus. But he has enemies at home too.
Josie Rourke directs Coriolanus, filmed live on stage at the Donmar Warehouse, by National Theatre Live in 2014.
Streaming from 7pm on Thursday 4 June on The National Theatre’s YouTube channel. Until then, you can catch up with their production of This House here.
Peter Pan Live
Peter Pan Live starring Christopher Walken and Allison Williams will be streamed on The Shows Must Go On YouTube channel.
The 2014 televised version of the 1954 Broadway musical has music by Moose Charlap and Jule Styne, with lyrics by Carolyn Leigh, Betty Comden and Adolph Green. The 2014 production added new numbers and restored a song that had been cut from the show before its Broadway premiere.
Streaming from 7pm on Friday 5 of June on YouTube here – it will be available for 48 hours.
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