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How To Get Your Theatre Fix - The Best Shows To Watch Online

In the weeks since theatres closed their doors temporarily, people have been getting creative with how to keep theatre going. Luckily for us, shows have been professionally filmed for decades now and a lot of people have generously unlocked their vaults to let us get our fix.


Below is a round up of just some of the shows you can currently watch online:

WHAT?

Andrew Lloyd Webber is releasing a filmed version of his shows on YouTube every Friday at 7pm for 48 hours. So far we have had Jesus Christ Superstar, Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat, The Phantom Of The Opera, Love Never Dies and a concert from the Royal Albert Hall. This Friday (May 8th) you can see By Jeeves. My reviews of each show will be on here each Saturday.

WHERE?

HOW (Much)?

These are free to watch though if you choose to, you can donate to the chosen charity which in the UK is Acting For Others.

WHAT?

The biggest collection of professionally filmed shows on the Internet. Expect a wealth of shows from both sides of the Atlantic including 42nd Street, The King & I, Kinky Boots and Memphis.

WHERE?

HOW (Much)?

You can sign up for a free 7 day trial where you can watch as much theatre as your heart could possibly take. After that you can sign up monthly or yearly.


WHAT?

It sold out in a heartbeat when it recently played a limited engagement West end run, now you can catch the award winning Fleabag live from your living room... or bedroom... or bathroom. No judgement here!

WHERE?

HOW (Much)?

Available for £4 with proceeds going to charity.


WHAT?

One of the best theatre spaces in London, Southwark Playhouse have now released some filmed versions of their past productions online including 'Wasted'

WHERE?

HOW (Much)?

No charge at all but if you are a fan, consider making a donation to ensure the successful future of this beautiful theatre.


WHAT?

After two successful runs at The Other Palace, the filmed version of the musical from A1's Ben Adams is now available to stream online. Starring Rob Houchen and Laura Baldwin, this is a great way to kill two hours of a boring evening.

WHERE?

HOW (Much?)

On the house.

WHAT?

National Theatre have produced some of the greatest shows in the world. Recent triumphs have included Network and Hadestown. Each week, they release a different show on YouTube for one week only. You can still catch Frankenstein until Friday 8th. After that, next on the list is Antony and Cleopatra.

WHERE?

HOW (Much)?

No charge but you can donate on their website.


WHAT?

Known for producing some great theatre which more often than not makes it to the West end, Chichester Festival Theatre have put some of their past productions online such as Flowers for Mrs Harris until Friday 8th May and David Walliams' The Midnight Gang available until 29th May.

WHERE?

HOW (Much)?

Completely free but please consider donating to them on their website.


WHAT?

Emma Rice's production of the Angela Carter novel is now available to watch online.

WHERE?

HOW (Much)?

For you? Zero pounds.


WHAT?

A small venue in Romford, Brookside Theatre have made some of their past shows available via YouTube

WHERE?

HOW (Much?)

Not a penny but if you enjoy the videos, please consider donating on the theatres website


Have you seen any of these? What do you think? Which are you planning on watching?

Or have I missed any out that you could recommend?


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