If you’re excited for the National Theatre’s live productions (all free!), then Starkid Productions are another free theatre option that I highly recommend. This company is probably most famous for their production of A Very Potter Musical, but have since released full recordings of their musicals on Youtube for everyone to enjoy. I can’t count how many times I have watched and re-watched their shows; they are sure to make you laugh with unusual concepts and amazing talent. Here are some suggestions to get you started:
A comedic story following a tribe in the Bronze Age and how the discovery of fire turns their lives upside down.
A hilarious retelling of Disney’s Aladdin, following Jafar; how he came to power and what he was really thinking — plus, Aladdin was actually a jerk!
The Guy Who Didn’t Like Musicals
As the title suggests, the main character of this story hates musicals, so it’s even worse for him when an otherworldly entity infects everyone in the town to believe they’re in a musical.