25 Jun Theatre is Open … Online!
- A Midsummer Night’s Dream
25 June – 2 July 2020
- Les Blancs
2 July – 9 July 2020
- The Deep Blue Sea
9 July – 16 July 2020
16 July – 23 July 2020
The Shows Must Go On!
- The Sound of Music
26 – 28 June 2020
All shows become available at 7pm on the first date and are removed at 7pm on the final date.
With recent announcements about the easing of lockdown happening in the very near future, comes the possibility to leave the house and have a change of scenery, go for a drink and catch up with friends and family … all from a safe distance, of course. However, for those of us that enjoy going to the theatre … and even performing in them … it was sad, but understandable, to hear that many West End theatres were going to keep their doors closed for the time being, possibly not re-opening until Spring 2021, in the worst case scenario.
So, how do we get our theatrical fix in the meantime? Well, if you have access to a computer, a smart TV or a suitable device connected to it, then you can enjoy pre-recorded shows being presented for free on YouTube, by the likes of the National Theatre and The Shows Must Go On!.
The National Theatre has been running shows on a weekly basis for a few months and currently have shows planned into late July (see side panel for details). They continue tonight (25 June 2020) with William Shakespeare’s, A Midsummer Night’s Dream, which was previously filmed at London’s Bridge Theatre.
However, if it’s musicals you are after, then look no further than The Shows Must Go On!, who will once more be presenting The Sound of Music this Friday at 7pm for a restricted time of 48 hours.
So, time to get a glass of wine and some nibbles, and settle down for an evening of great entertainment!