The British National Theatre will be broadcasting various stage shows on Thursdays through their account on YouTube.
The acclaimed company has announced that it will begin broadcasting some of its most popular theatre productions for free to help people cope with lockdown restrictions. This new programme will last two months, with a weekly viewing on Thursdays (7:00pm UK time, 8:00pm in Spain) as they try to recreate the experience of communal viewing from home.
The first broadcast will star James Corden in a Richard Bean Comedy called “One Man, Two Guvnors” and is scheduled for April 2. The following week will be a Sally Cookson adaptation of Jayne Eyre; followed by Bryony Laver’s adaptation of Treasure Island; and the famous Twelfth Night by Shakespeare. However, this is only the first four weeks of programming as more titles are yet to be announced.
The shows will then be followed by complimentary content such as questions and answers with the cast and creative team.
The executive director and joint chief executive at the National Theatre, Lisa Burger, was delighted to inform that all writers, directors, and actors had waived their rights to these productions to provide free entertainment to those at home during these isolating times.