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Top 20: The Best Of This Weeks Theatre (April 18th - 24th)

We're in the home stretch now - less than a month until indoor theatres reopen. That doesnt mean online theatre is slowing down though. There are some massive titles premiering this week as well as another chance to catch some live outdoor theatre. Here are 20 of the best to check out this week:


WHAT?

It's the final weeek to relive the Leave A Light On concert series'. This week includes cast members from Waitress and Thriller.

WHEN?

This weeks schedule is:

Sunday 18th, 5pm - Nathaniel Morrison

Sunday 18th, 8pm - Zoe Birkett

Thursday 22nd, 8pm - Evie Rose Lane

Friday 23rd, 8pm - Daniel Boys

Saturday 24th, 8pm - Velma Celli

WHERE?

Tickets for all shows can be purchased from https://www.stream.theatre/season/57


WHAT?

Alfie Boe is performimg live from the Savoy theatre - while you may not be able to be in there in person, you can watch it from the comfort of your home. He will be joined by Gary Barlow, Amanda Holden, Freddie Fox and Jason Manford for a night of special performances.

WHEN?

It streams on Sunday 18th April at 7.30pm

WHERE?


WHAT?

Seth Rudetsky continues his long running series bringing some of the biggest stars from Broadway direct to your home. This week it's the turn of the Tony award winning star of Wicked, Falsettos, 9 to 5 and The Cher Show Stephanie J Block. She will be joined by her husband Sebeastian Arcelus

WHEN?

The show takes place live on Sunday 18th April at 3pm ET which is 8pm in the UK and is repeated that evening at 8pm ET which is 1am in the UK .

WHERE?


WHAT?

An all-star event featuring Patti LuPone, Audra McDonald, Chita Rivera, Lilias White and many more. Structured in five acts, each of which parodies another musical style.

WHEN?

Catch it on Sunday 18th April at 7pm ET

WHERE?

It is free to watch from https://yorktheatre.org/


WHAT?

A new production of the iconic Oscar Wilde play with a cast including Gurjeet Singh, Mina Anwar, Divina De Campo and Harriet Thorpe. Set among the cobbles and stone walls of the North, this is a very modern take on the classic comedy.

WHEN?

It streams on demand from Monday 19th April until Tuesday 4th May

WHERE?

Tickets are available from importanceofbeingearnest.com

WHAT?

Another chance to see this production which relives the life of Private Tommo Peaceful, a young First World War soldier awaiting the firing squad at dawn.

WHEN?

Streaming on demand from Monday 19th April until Sunday 2nd May.

WHERE?


WHAT?

Another chance to see the digital reading of Little Wars starring Linda Bassett and Juliet Stevenson leading al all-female cast of British talent.

WHEN?

Catch it from Monday 19th April until Sunday 16th May

WHERE?

Available to watch from https://www.stream.theatre/season/22


WHAT?

Clive Rowe and Lem Knights star in this new musical film about two strangers’ lives becoming unexpectedly intertwined. Alan Bennett meets The Streets in this tender and uplifting new musical film, giving voice to the lives of two everyday blokes in search of connection

WHEN?

It will be released episodically every day for a week from Monday 19th April with the full film available to watch from Monday 26th April

WHERE?

It will be available to watch at https://www.mettatheatre.co.uk/cells

WHAT?

The last two of five titles for Kings Head Theatre's "Plays on Film" season lands today. They are:

I Wish My Life Were Like A Musical is a sparkling revue show about the tumultuous world of musical theatre, on stage and off

Sacrament is a powerfully funny monologue about a young Irish Catholic woman questioning her sexuality

WHEN?

Both titles are available from Thursday 22nd April until Wednesday 12th May

WHERE?


WHAT?

Song For Nature is a specially created concert bringing together a broad range of artists to raise awareness of climate change. Performers include Brian May with Kerry Ellis, Danielle De Niese and Nathan Evans with speeches from David Suchet and Sheila Atim.

WHEN?

It airs on Earth Day which is Thursday 22nd April at 9pm

WHERE?

Catch it on Sky Arts


WHAT?

Due to the popular demand of the YouTube series Soft Sessions, you can now catch 6 Musical Theatre Stars live in concert from the comfort of your own home! Catch performances from Grace Mouat, Jake Halsey-Jones, Courtney Stapleton, Martha Kirby, Danielle Fiamanya and Eloise Davies.

WHEN?

It streams from Friday 23rd April until Sunday 2nd May with performances at 7.30pm every evening

WHERE?


WHAT?

Undoubtedly the biggest show of the week, this brand new musical by Joey Contreras boasts a cast including Jordan Luke Gage, Danielle Steers and Hiba Elchikhe. Following the release of the concept album last week, see this New York love story which talks about our love lives constantly being in pieces for yourself.

WHEN?

Streaming from Friday 23rd until Monday 26th April at 7.30pm, matinees on Saturday and Sunday at 2.30pm and performances at 12.30am designed for American viewers.

WHERE?


WHAT?

A brand new livestream from The Showstoppers, making up a musical on the spot based on the virtual audiences suggestions. Always unpredictable, always unmissable and always hilarious.

WHEN?

There are two shows which take place live on Friday 23rd and Saturday 24th April at 7.30pm

WHERE?

Get your tickets from https://showstopperthemusical.com/

WHAT?

This week there's another chance to catch some live theatre with another outdoor concert from West End Musical Drive In. This weeks concert features Debbie Kurup, Keith Jack and Vicki Manser.

WHEN?

The concert takes place on Saturday 24th April at 2.30pm

WHERE?

Located in Enfield, tickets are available from https://www.westendmusicaldrivein.co.uk/


WHAT?

An all star reunion concert featuring some of the greatest 80s hits like you've never heard them before. The cast includes Kerry Butler, James Snyder, Dot-Marie Jones and Tom Lenk.

WHEN?

Catch it on Saturday 24th April at 8pm EST which is 1am in the UK.

WHERE?

Tickets from stellartickets.com


Another fantastic week for theatre with some big titles to stream. As always if you have anything you would like included in my weekly or monthly posts, tweet or send me a message at twitter.com/atdazzles or email me at site.allthatdazzles@gmail.com

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