London’s National Theatre has been keeping audiences at home on the edge of their sofas during lockdown by streaming plays from its archive on YouTube for free. The first month of plays from the cherished institution has been hugely popular, but it looks set to find an even bigger audience with the latest wave of star-studded productions added to the bill. Click on the links below to watch Twelfth Night or to view trailers for forthcoming productions.
Shakespeare’s Twelfth Night, starring Tamsin Greig, now on for the next 6 days: Twelfth Night
Frankenstein, starring Benedict Cumberbatch, April 30th / May 1st: Frankenstein
Antony and Cleopatra, with Sophie Okonedo and Ralph Fiennes, May 7th: Antony and Cleopatra
And from the Royal Opera House, Benjamin Britten’s Gloriana, from 24th April for 14 days: Gloriana