Watch UK’s National Theatre Productions at Home!

Posted by Speakeasy News > Friday 03 April 2020 > What's On

One of the nice results of the current lockdown, from an audience point of view, is that the UK's National Theatre is going to be making selected shows available for a week at a time on YouTube.

The National Theatre has announced a show a week for the month of April. They are filmed shows that are usually shown in cinemas. They will go live at 8 p.m. French time every Thursday, and be available for a week on demand. A couple of them could be particularly interesting for your older students.

You can view the plays on the National's YouTube channel. For more information visit the NT site, but you may have to queue to get on due to high demand.

Thursday 2 April  : 'One Man, Two Guvnors' A modern adaptation, set in 1950's England, of a Goldoni commedia del arte play, "The Servant of Two Masters."  Starring James Corden as Francis Henshall, erstwhile skiffle musician who is now working for an East End hoodlum (or rather the hoodlum's sister in disguise), as well as the sister's fiancé. A classic comedy of disguise and mistaken identity.

Thursday 9 April : 'Jane Eyre' A modern, feminist and post-colonial reimagining of Charlotte Brontë’s masterpiece.

Thursday 16 April  : 'Treasure Island' Robert Louis Stevenson’s classic pirate story of murder, money and mutiny, but this time the hero, young Jim Hawkins in the innkeeper's granddaughter.

Thursday 23 April 'Twelfth Night' Where music is the food of love, and nobody is quite what they seem, anything proves possible in Shakespeare's classic comedy. Starring Tamsin Greig as Malvolia.