News: The Barricade Boys joined by special guest Alfie Boe to perform ‘Bring Him Home’ in support of the NHS

With a heartfelt message to “Stay at home and support the NHS so they can bring your loved ones home”, musical theatre supergroup The Barricade Boys have joined forces with some very special guests to put together a stunning rendition of “Bring Him Home” from Les Misérables, which has been released on Twitter and Instagram today Monday 30... Continue Reading →

News: Hampstead Theatre to stream past productions online for free

Hampstead Theatre and The Guardian will re-release the live stream recordings of Mike Bartlett ’s Wild , Beth Steel ’s Wonderland and Howard Brenton ’s Drawing the Line for free. Available to watch on theguardian.com and hampsteadtheatre.com, the three productions will be made available, on demand, over three consecutive weeks as part of the theatre’s #HampsteadTheatreAtHome series. Week 1, from Monday 30 March 10am to Sunday 5 April 10pm (GMT), will feature Mike Bartlett’s Wild (2016).  Directed by James... Continue Reading →

News: Global search on World Theatre Day for composers to write ‘A Song for our Time’ in response to the COVID-19 pandemic

Composers are being asked to write ‘A Song for our Time’, an original song to be recorded by West End stars and a huge virtual choir with all proceeds going to Acting For Others. Behind this initiative are award-winning theatre producer Danielle Tarento and actor/producer Paul Wilkins. They said: “We want to do something useful,... Continue Reading →

News: National Theatre to broadcast shows online

During this unprecedented time which has seen the closure of theatres, cinemas and schools, the National Theatre today announces new initiative National Theatre At Home providing access to content online to serve audiences in their homes. Audiences around the world can stream NT Live productions for free via YouTube, and students and teachers have access... Continue Reading →

News: BalletBoyz to present Deluxe for BBC Four TV premiere and online screening to launch Sadler’s Wells Facebook Premieres series

BalletBoyz’ new dance show Deluxe will air on BBC Four for the BBC Culture in Quarantine festival and the production will also be available to view online from Friday 27 March at 7.30pm to launch Sadler’s Wells Facebook Premieres. Following Government advice on Monday 16 March and to protect the safety of audiences, artists and workforce, BalletBoyz cancelled the remaining performances of its 20th anniversary UK Spring Tour but is... Continue Reading →

News: Hoopla offers online improv classes

It’s often said that laughter is the best medicine and, Hoopla, the UK’s first improv theatre, are injecting comedy into the current crisis with online improv classes for those on lockdown. Following the cancellation of their normal workshops and the delay to their annual improv festival, the company have created online drop-in sessions, bringing improvisation... Continue Reading →

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