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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.
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.
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.
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.