Tags : National Theatre

£165 million emergency loans for arts organisations

£165 million in emergency loans has been given to UK arts organisations hit hard by the global pandemic. Eleven organisations will each receive part of the loan, with an initial repayment holiday of up to four years and a repayment term of up to twenty years. The Royal Opera House are set to receive £21.7 […]Read More

Theatre News: National Theatre launches NT at Home

The National Theatre officially entered the streaming wars last week with the debut of their new subscription service, NT at Home. After the success of their streamed productions during the summer lockdown, which brought in over 15 million viewers worldwide, NT at Home allows audiences to enjoy the professionally recorded theatre productions all year round. […]Read More

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