How live theatre is still running despite lockdown

I contributed to this BBC article on streamed theatre content, discussing BroadwayWorld’s new series of Living Room Concerts.

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BWW Interview: Natalya Romaniw

The opera star discusses her work, upcoming album and lockdown listening.

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Jane Eyre, National Theatre at Home

The National Theatre’s online broadcasts got off to a storming start with One Man, Two Guvnors – watched by over 2.5 million people, either on the night or in the week since its live streaming, and raising around £66,000 in donations. Let’s hope that engagement continues with their next offering: Sally Cookson’s dynamic adaptation of Charlotte Brontë’s novel, a Bristol Old Vic and National Theatre co-production which also toured the UK.

Read my full theartsdesk review here

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The best online dance shows for Easter Weekend

There are lots of treats available online this Easter, from Akram Khan’s Giselle to a rare collaboration between the Royal Opera House and Royal Ballet.

Read my full The i Paper article here

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Rumpelstiltskin, Sadler’s Wells Digital Stage

The latest in Sadler’s Wells’ Digital Stage programme – an impressively assembled online offering to keep audiences entertained during the shutdown – is balletLORENT’s family-friendly dance-theatre production Rumpelstiltskin. It was streamed as a “matinee” on Friday afternoon, and is available to watch for free on Sadler’s Wells’ Facebook and YouTube for a week.

Read my full theartsdesk review here

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Favourite Olivier Awards Memories and Our 2020 Winners

Sadly, the 2020 Olivier Awards won’t be going ahead as planned due to the coronavirus shutdown, although ITV will broadcast a highlights show. So, BroadwayWorld reviewers have been thinking back to some of our favourite Oliviers winners, nominees and performances from past years – plus some of the incredible nominees from this year who we would have loved to see honoured.

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Message in a Bottle, Sadler’s Wells

A penetrating theatrical response to the global refugee crisis might not seem like obvious terrain for ZooNation founder Kate Prince, creator of the exuberant hip-hop shows Into the Hoods and Some Like It Hip Hop – still less one soundtracked by Sting. But, while not every little thing she does is magic, there are numerous transporting moments in this dynamic new production.

Read my full Dancing Times review here

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Balletboyz: Deluxe, Sadler’s Wells Facebook Premiere

BalletBoyz were on tour to mark their 20th anniversary when the shutdown came. Undeterred, the artistic directors Michael Nunn and William Trevitt pivoted to video: their latest BalletBoyz show Deluxe kicked off Sadler’s Wells’ Facebook Premieres series on 27 March (running until 2 April, facebook.com/sadlerswells), and will also appear in the BBC’s Culture in Quarantine festival.

Read my full The i Paper review here

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BWW Interview: Kumiko Mendl

The Artistic Director talks 25 years of Yellow Earth Theatre.

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I and You, Hampstead Theatre

Now streaming online, this YA play is oddly pertinent. Head to Instagram for a 2018 production with plenty of 2020 shutdown wisdom.

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