It’s unfortunate that many spring and summer events, such as festivals and theatre shows, are unable to run due to the coronavirus. However, many positive alternatives have emerged to let everyone still enjoy them. Plus: no account or payment required!
The National Theatre
The National Theatre, one of the UK’s most prominent arts venues, is showing full performances of plays and musicals every Thursday at 7pm UK time, starting April 2nd. Even if you aren’t able to watch them on the day of streaming, they will then be available for 1 week afterwards. This is a great way to enjoy theatre at home; you could even dress up (or just settle in with a bowl of popcorn) to make the perfect environment.
Here is the listing for April:
One Man, Two Guvnors – April 2
- Actors you might know: James Corden
- A comedy to start off the month – a great way to feel a bit better in isolation.
Jane Eyre – April 9
- Based no Charlotte Bronte’s famous novel, this is sure to be an interesting take on the beloved story.
- No current trailer, but watch this older trailer for a preview:
Treasure Island – April 16
- Actors you might know: Arthur Darvill (from Doctor Who fame)
- Based on Robert Louis Stevenson’s well-known story, watch a fun and scary adventure come alive on stage!
Twelfth Night – April 23
- Actors you might know: Tamsin Greig
- Based on Shakespeare’s comedy, get a taste of the bard this month!
Check out the National Theatre’s website for more info: https://www.nationaltheatre.org.uk/nt-at-home
Here is the National Theatre YouTube page, where they will be streamed: