Tags : National Theatre

National Theatre’s ‘Romeo and Juliet’ To Be Adapted Into A

National Theatre is reimagining Shakespeare’s classic tale of star-crossed lovers, Romeo and Juliet, in a made-for-television film featuring Chernobyl’s Jessie Buckley and The Crown’s Josh O’Connor as the titular characters. Set in present-day Italy, the film will follow the two young lovers “in a world where Catholic and secular values clash” as they “strive to […]Read More

Theatre News: National Theatre To Model Socially Distanced Shows

The National Theatre has begun it’s process of modelling reconfigured spaces in preparation for socially distanced shows. Throughout the lockdown period, The National Theatre streamed sixteen productions on YouTube for audiences to enjoy from the comfort of their own homes. Now that the government have announced outdoor performances can go ahead, the next step is […]Read More

Theatre Review: Amadeus // National Theatre

Amadeus, streamed as part of the National Theatre At Home series, allowed viewers to stream Michael Longhurt’s revival of playwright Peter Shaffer’s story of genius, ambition and jealousy directly into their homes. The protagonist and narrator is Salieri; composer and rival of Mozart. We learn, at the beginning of the play, that he is suspecte […]Read More

Theatre News: A Win For Theatre At Time Out’s Time

London’s theatres have been recognised by Time Out’s ‘Time In Awards’ for keeping the nation entertained throughout lockdown. The National Theatre At Home series has secured the top spot, as the “cultural initiative that made life worth living” during lockdown. The National Theatre have been broadcasting weekly cinema-quality recordings of sell-out plays, streamed for free […]Read More

Theatre Review: The Deep Blue Sea // National Theatre

The Deep Blue Sea is one of many works written by Terence Rattigan, who partly bases the play on his secret relationship with Kenny Morgan. He weaves allusions to the end of their relationship into the plot too, with critics often claiming that his work is autobiographical. Rattigan existed in a prejudiced and old-fashioned world, […]Read More

Theatre Review: Les Blancs // National Theatre

Shown as part of the National Theatre At Home initiative, against the haunting backdrop of 2020’s bubbling racial and political tensions, there is no doubt that Les Blancs is the most timeless masterpiece streamed by National Theatre- full of passion, drama and history.  Thanks to Lorraine Hansberry’s ex-husband, Les Blancs was complied, edited and published […]Read More

Theatre Review: A Midsummer Night’s Dream // National Theatre

Like many others looking to escape the formulaic doom and gloom of lockdown, Thursday night found me tuning in to YouTube watch the latest play from National Theatre At Home: A Midsummer Night’s Dream. Directed by Nicholas Hytner, and starring Gwendoline Christie (best known as Brienne of Tarth in Game of Thrones), The Bridge Theatre […]Read More

Theatre Review: Small Island // National Theatre

A must-see production from the National Theatre At Home series, Rufus Norris interweaves humour and heartbreak into an incredibly poignant staging of Andrea Levy’s novel. Spanning World War 2 and its aftermath, Small Island tells an incredible tale based on the plight of the Windrush generation. The show follows three Jamaicans and one English woman, whose […]Read More