During this unprecedented time which has seen the closure of theatres, cinemas and schools, the National Theatre has announced a new initiative, NATIONAL THEATRE AT HOME, providing access to content online to serve audiences in their homes.
Audiences around the world can stream NT Live productions for free via YouTube, and students and teachers have access to the National Theatre Collection at home, delivered in partnership with Bloomsbury Publishing.
The NATIONAL THEATRE AT HOME initiative launches tonight with Richard Bean’s hysterical comedy, One Man Two Guvnors, featuring a Tony Award-winning performance from James Corden.
Tonight’s screening of One Man Two Guvnors will begin at 7pm GMT on the National Theatre’s YouTube channel, and will be available on demand for one whole week after the premiere to watch in your own time. Audiences will be able to pause the stream and resume in their own time.
Alongside the streamed productions, NATIONAL THEATRE AT HOME will also feature accompanying interactive content such as Q&As with cast and creative teams and post-stream talks, with further details of this programme to be announced.
Other productions streamed as part of NATIONAL THEATRE AT HOME include Sally Cookson’s stage adaptation of Charlotte Brontë’s Jane Eyre on 9th April, Bryony Lavery’s adaptation of Robert Louis Stevenson’s Treasure Island on 16th April, and Shakespeare‘s classic comedy Twelfth Night on 23 April, featuring Tamsin Greig as Malvolia.
Further titles still to be announced!