National Theatre launches streaming service for plays

Jessica Davis
·1-min read
Photo credit: Robbie Jack - Getty Images
Photo credit: Robbie Jack - Getty Images

From Harper's BAZAAR

If you have been missing your evenings at the theatre over the past few months, then we have some exciting news for you this December. The National Theatre has just launched a streaming service showing all its archived film plays, which includes performances from the likes of Dame Helen Mirren and Olivia Colman.

New titles will be added every month and viewers can pay for a one-off performance or via a subscription, with many being shown previously in cinemas and streamed for free during the first lockdown.

Lisa Burger, the National’s executive director, told the BBC that the company plans to "continue to provide audiences with the power and joy of theatre for as long as it is needed".

Viewers can also access productions by the National’s partner theatres, such as the Young Vic’s 'Yerma' with Billie Piper and the Donmar Warehouse's 'Coriolanus' starring Tom Hiddleston.

The National Theatre will open on 11 December for a socially-distanced production of Dick Whittington.

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