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The Show Must Go On!

During the shutdown period we have been busily researching the many online offerings from around the world and have curated our best online discoveries below.

The majority are free to view, with a few requesting a small donation. 

We hope that you enjoy them.

 

 

CIRQUE DU SOLEIL - KURIOS

 
Runtime: available now

 

Enjoy a front-row seat to awe-inspiring moments of the larger-than-life shows of KURIOS – Cabinet of Curiosities, ‘’O’’, and LUZIA, with never-before seen angles that can only be experienced on your screen. Enjoy and stay safe ❤

HOW TO WATCH

To watch this performance click on the image below this will take you to their Youtube channel.

 

NATIONAL THEATRE LIVE - A STREET CAR NAMED DESIRE

 

Runtime: available from Friday 22 May 4am - 28 May

I don’t want realism. I want magic!’

Gillian Anderson (The X-Files, The Fall, Sex Education) plays Blanche DuBois with Ben Foster (Lone Survivor, Kill Your Darlings) as Stanley and Vanessa Kirby (The Crown, Mission Impossible 7) as Stella.

As Blanche’s fragile world crumbles, she turns to her sister Stella for solace – but her downward spiral brings her face to face with the brutal, unforgiving Stanley Kowalski. 

This never-before-seen archive recording was filmed live on stage at London’s National Theatre.

HOW TO WATCH

To watch this performance click on the image

 

Welcome to Shakespeare's Globe - MACBETH

Runtime: Available 12 May 4am for two weeks

When three witches tell Macbeth that he is destined to occupy the throne of Scotland, he and his wife choose to become the instruments of their fate and to kill the first man standing in their path, the virtuous King Duncan. But to maintain his position, Macbeth must keep on killing – first Banquo, his old comrade-in-arms; then, as the atmosphere of guilt and paranoia thickens, anyone who seems to threaten his tyrant’s crown. A psychological thriller examining the dangers of political ambition, Macbeth is a gripping, full-scale 90 minute performance in the Globe Theatre. Recommended for: Ages 11+ Please be aware that this production is set in a world of civil war and contains scenes of violence, murder, death and blood. The production also contains loud bangs, balloons and confetti.

To watch this performance click on the image and this will take you to their YouTube channel.

 

THE SHOWS MUST GO ON - THE SOUND OF MUSIC

 

Runtime: available Friday 22 May 4am - Available for 48 hours only!

This Friday 22nd May, Rodgers and Hammerstein's timeless musical classic is premiering on The Shows Must Go On.

Available for 48hours Only! Make sure you don't miss out!

Grammy Award-winning music superstar Carrie Underwood stars in "The Sound of Music Live!" The three-hour telecast of the Rodgers & Hammerstein musical classic also features TV and stage star Stephen Moyer as well as Tony Award winners Audra McDonald, Christian Borle and Laura Benanti.

 

LA TRAVIATA – The Royal Opera

Runtime: Available until May 21 

As part of the #OurHouseToYourHouse series, join The Royal Opera for a Premiere of Richard Eyre's classic production of Vedrdi's La traviata starring Renee Fleming and Joseph Calleja.

The Royal Opera House are offering a schedule of free broadcasts and live content that audiences can access for free anywhere, anytime across the globe, bringing both ballet and opera to every home and every device.

The Story:

Alfredo Germont and the courtesan Violetta Valéry fall in love at a party in Violetta's Paris salon. Alfredo is determined to cure Violetta of her tuberculosis, and the couple leave Paris and begin a contented life in the country. But Violetta's happiness is destroyed when Alfredo's father Giorgio Germont pays her a visit.

Violetta’s scandalous relationship with Alfredo is jeopardizing Giorgio Germont’s daughter’s engagement, and Germont persuades Violetta to leave his son. Heartbroken, Violetta promises not to tell Alfredo why. Alfredo is stunned when Violetta disappears, and decides she must have left him from self-interest. He confronts her at a Paris party and leaves her. Only when Violetta is dying does he learn the truth.

HOW TO WATCH

To watch this performance click on the image and it will take you to their Youtube channel.

CENDRILON - THE ROYAL OPERA

 Runtime: Available from 23rd May 

Lucette, known as Cendrillon, lives with her father, her step-mother and her two step-sisters. The household are busy preparing for a ball. Cendrillon, who is not allowed to attend, sits by the fire and dreams about it. The Fairy (Cendrillon’s fairy godmother) enters and conjures up a coach, horses, a stunning dress and glass slippers for Cendrillon, so she can go to the ball without being recognized. But she must leave before midnight.

The Prince is miserable because he must choose a wife from among the party guests. But when an unknown beauty (Cendrillon) arrives at the ball he is enchanted. The clock strikes twelve, and she rushes home, losing one of her glass slippers in her hurry.

Cendrillon's stemother and her daughters dismiss the Prince's interest in the 'unknown stranger' and say the Prince spoke contemptuously of her. Cendrillon decides she is too sad to go on living and leaves for the forest. The Prince, too, has gone to the forest looking for the mysterious princess from the ball. Hearing each other, they reaffirm their love and fall into an enchanted sleep.

Months pass. Cendrillon's father, who found her very ill in the forest, has been caring for her. She has been talking of the ball, the Prince and the forest and she begins to believe that it may all have been a dream. But when princesses from all over the land are summoned to try the glass slipper, Cendrillon realizes she may have been at the ball after all...

 

Shakespear's Globe - The WINTERS TALE (2018)

Runtime: available from Monday May 18 4am - Sunday 31 May 

The Winter's Tale YouTube Premiere available until Sunday 31 May 2020.

The Winter's Tale story
When Leontes, Sicilian king, becomes convinced his pregnant wife Hermione is conducting an affair with his closest friend Polixenes, King of Bohemia, he is so enraged he banishes her newborn child, while Hermione apparently dies of grief. Sixteen years later, the child, Perdita, having been raised in Bohemia by shepherds, is in love with Florizel, son of Polixenes, who forbids their marriage. The lovers travel to Leontes’ court seeking happiness, which they find – in ways nobody expected.

HOW TO WATCH

To watch this performance click on the image and it will take you to their Youtube channel.