The National Theatre introduces the latest filmed productions to its online streaming service, giving you access to some of the world’s best theatrical productions.
Let’s face it, we are really missing live theatre. But while we wait for the theatres to reopen, thanks National Theatre at Home we can at least sample some of the world’s best theatrical performances in the comfort of our homes. This new streaming service provides worldwide digital access to many of their most critically acclaimed productions. It builds on the success of the streaming service created by the National Theatre during lockdown, which attracted over 15 million views worldwide.
They have just announced that three new filmed productions have been added to its streaming service – Angels in America Parts One and Two (with Andrew Garfield and Russell Tovey), Antigone (with Christopher Eccleston) and Jodie Whittaker) and David Hare’s behind the Beautiful Flowers.
Angels in America is set in America in the mid-1980s in the midst of the AIDS crisis and a conservative Reagan administration, as New Yorkers grapple with life and death, love and sex, heaven and hell. Following a sold-out run in the Lyttelton theatre in 2017, the production transferred to Broadway for a sold-out 18 week run in 2018. The production won numerous awards including Best Revival at the Olivier and Tony Awards in 2018.
Other titles available to watch include Coriolanus (starring Tom Hiddleston in the blood-soaked title role), Mosquitoes (with Olivia Colman), Othello (with Adrian Lester), Medea with Helen McCrory, Phèdre (with Helen Mirren), Yerma (with Billie Piper) and the brilliant revival of Amadeus (with Lucian Msamati).
The platform is available to watch online and on smart TV, tablet and mobile apps. Viewers can choose a monthly fee of £9.98 or annual subscription of £99.98 to access the full catalogue and exclusive backstage content. Alternatively, they can rent single plays for a 72-hour window, with prices ranging from £5.99-£7.99. National Theatre at Home is available for streaming online through any web browser and in Apple (iOS / tvOS), Google (Android / Android TV), Roku TV and Amazon Fire TV.
National Theatre at Home is available now at ntathome.com