London’s National Theatre has announced that starting April 2, every Thursday at 7 p.m. GMT, they will release a recorded piece of British theatre on Youtube as part of their new initiative, “National Theatre at Home.” Each production will be available to watch for a week.
The programme will start off with One Man, Two Guvnors starring James Corden as Francis Henshall. This comedy, written by Richard Bean, tells the tale of Francis Henshall who is employed by two different men. He must prevent them from meeting so that they do not figure out they both employ him. This play, which was recorded live in 2011, will begin streaming April 2.
Following this is Jane Eyre, which will be released April 9, and Treasure Island starring Arthur Darvill (Doctor Who, Legends of Tomorrow) as Long John Silver will be released April 16. The last play in the current programme will be Shakespeare’s Twelfth Night and will be released April 23.
More plays will be announced as this programme continues. The service is completely free but you can make a donation to the National Theatre on their website. Make sure you check out their YouTube channel to tune in. We can’t wait to see what productions will grace our screens next!