Upcoming Theatre You Can Stream From Your Home!

Now that we're in a second lockdown in the UK, there's so much theatre being streamed on various platforms for us all to enjoy at home! I've compiled a list of some shows / concerts coming up that you can purchase tickets for now!

1. Out of the Darkness, Into the Spotlight

Hiba Elchicke, in collaboration with The Theatre Cafe and Nimax Theatres, has produced an online mini web series: Out of the Darkness, Into the Spotlight. The series is three episodes long and stars some of your favourite West End performers. The perfect little series to brighten the mood during lockdown. You can purchase tickets for individual episodes at £9 each or all three episodes together for £25.

Episode 1: A Spotlight on 'Jamie' - https://www.thetheatrecafe.co.uk/shop/out-of-the-darkness-into-the-spotlight/

Episode 2: A Spotlight on Musical Theatre - https://www.thetheatrecafe.co.uk/shop/out-of-the-darkness-in-to-the-spotlight-episode-2/

Episode 3: A Spotlight on Christmas - https://www.thetheatrecafe.co.uk/shop/out-of-the-darkness-into-the-spotlight-episode-3/

Episodes 1, 2 & 3 - https://www.thetheatrecafe.co.uk/shop/out-of-the-darkness-into-the-spotlight-episodes-1-2-3/

2. The Theatre Channel

The Theatre Cafe are currently producing a brand new web series called 'The Theatre Channel' showcasing well-known musical theatre classics and performed by some of your favourite West End stars. Each episode is 30 minutes long, and will be available to purchase for £12 and view here: https://www.thetheatrecafe.co.uk/channel/Once purchased viewers will be able to watch the episode unlimited times and the first two episode are available now!

3. Fiver

Fiver returns to Southwark Playhouse in a brand new livestreamed concert! This concert will feature all of the songs from the 2019 production with a condensed script and an exclusive brand new song.

Fiver, written by Alex James Ellison and Tom Lees, follows the story of a humble five pound note as it passes through the hands and pockets of people in London. Often unnoticed and obviously unaware, the fiver is present for significant moments in each person’s life – whether it be an appreciation of their skills as a street performer; the start or end of a relationship; or the simple realisation that they can afford a bed for the night.

Performed live from the theatre via a multi-cam shoot in The Little, the musical will star the full original cast including: Luke Bayer, Dan Buckley, Aoife Clesham, Hiba Elchikhe and Alex James Ellison.

You can purchase tickets for the concert here: https://southwarkplayhouse.co.uk/show/fiver-the-concert/

4. Rent

Rent is a rock musical with music, lyrics, and book by Jonathan Larson and is loosely based on Giacomo Puccini’s opera La Bohème. It played at Manchester's Hope Mill Theatre for a short run just before lockdown. 

It tells the story of a group of impoverished young artists struggling to survive and create a life in Lower Manhattan’s East Village in the thriving days of Bohemian Alphabet City, under the shadow of HIV/AIDS.

The production is being streamed from 27th November - 20th December and you can buy your tickets here: https://hopemilltheatre.co.uk/events/rent-online

5. Marry Me A Little

The Barn Theatre's production of Marry Me A Little starring Rob Houchen and Celinde Schoenmaker is being streamed online from the 19th - 22nd November. 

The show contains cut songs from Sondheim's better-known musicals, as well as songs from his then-unproduced musical 'Saturday Night' to a dialogue-free plot about the relationship between two lonely New York singles, who are in emotional conflict during an evening in their separate one-room apartments. Despite knowing of the other's existence, they never get up the courage to talk to each other, though they imagine what such an encounter might be like.

Tickets: https://barntheatre.org.uk/performances/marry-me-a-little-online-stream

6. Ordinary Days

Following it's run in 2014 at The King’s Arms, Manchester, Top Note Arts’ production of Ordinary Days is returning, this time for an online audience. This version has been filmed during lockdown and reunites the 2014 cast and creative team for a virtual production.

Set on the bustling streets of New York City, Ordinary Days singles out four average New Yorkers whose lives end up unexpectedly entwined. The plot follows Jason and Claire, a couple inching towards marriage but ultimately can’t seem to completely figure each other out, due to an unspeakable tragedy from years ago. Intersecting their story is the friendship between Deb, who is a graduate student whose lost notebook containing all her notes for her thesis is found by Warren, a struggling artist. Adam Gwon’s four-person song cycle has played around the world professionally, in university settings, and at community theatres, and is aimed to leave audiences finding and appreciating the beauty in their everyday lives.

The production will be available to stream from 16th - 22nd November 2020. 

You can get your tickets here during the week of the performance: https://www.ordinarydays2020.co.uk

7. The Last Five Years

The revived Southwark Playhouse production of The Last Five Years will be streamed internationally from 26th - 29th November.

The show, composed by Jason Robert Brown, tells the story of Cathy, a struggling actress, and Jamie, a budding novelist as they meet, fall in love, marry, and divorce over the course of five years. Cathy tells the story from the end of their marriage and Jamie begins from when they first met.

Get your tickets for your preferred day here: https://www.stream.theatre/search/search

There we have just a few productions that are being streamed over the next few weeks that I'm really looking forward to seeing! Have you got your tickets yet? Let me know!

Stay safe.

Mia x