British theatre has responded to the coronavirus emergency with great energy and imagination. Many companies are streaming work that has been filmed over the years, and Reviewsgate will try to cover some of the most interesting. Many will have been reviewed here before.
These are some of the companies that are streaming over the next few weeks, mostly on their YouTube channels.
All these are free, but are time limited. This is not an exhaustive list but gives an idea of what is happening, and how quickly.
Hampstead Theatre and the Guardian
Mike Bartlett’s Wild (2016). Monday 30 March, 10am – Sunday 5 April, 10pm (GMT) 2020
Beth Steel’s Wonderland (2014). Monday 6 April, 10am – Sunday 12 April, 10pm (GMT) 2020
Howard Brenton’s Drawing the Line (2013). Monday 13 April, 10am – Sunday 19 April, 10pm 2020
Hampstead Theatre YouTube channel
Royal Opera and Royal Ballet
Acis and Galatea, The Royal Opera, 2009 – Friday 3 April 2020, 7pm BST
Così fan tutte, The Royal Opera, 2010 – Friday 10 April 2020, 7pm BST
The Metamorphosis, The Royal Ballet, 2013 – Friday 17 April 2020, 7pm BST
Gloriana, The Royal Opera, 2013 – Friday 24 April 2020, 7pm BST
The Winter’s Tale, The Royal Ballet, 2014 – Friday 1 May 2020, 7pm BST
Royal Opera YouTube channel https://www.youtube.com/royaloperahouse
Royal Opera facebook page https://www.facebook.com/royaloperahouse
Mike Bartlett’s Albion from The Almeida
Emma Rice’s Wise Children
Battersea Arts Centre’s Frankenstein
The Royal Shakespeare Company:
Romeo & Juliet,
The Merchant of Venice,
Much Ado About Nothing
Crystal Pite and Jonathan Young’s Revisor
Northern Ballet’s Dracula
DanceWorks with Sadler’s Wells featuring the work of Sharon Eyal, María Pagés, Ballet Black and Firedance.
National Theatre, London
One Man, Two Guvnors – Streaming from 7pm on Thursday 2 April. Available until 9 April.
Jane Eyre – Streaming from 7pm on Thursday 9 April. Available until 16 April.
Treasure Island – Streaming from 7pm on Thursday 16 April. Available until 23 April.
Twelfth Night – Streaming from 7pm Thursday 23 April. Available until 30 April.