Watch and listen on line until we can all visit theatres, concert halls and cinemas again
Updated 4th June, 7.15am
Thursday 4 June
Bristol Old Vic, 2018 performance of Handel’s The Messiah, conducted Harry Bickett, the English Concert, directed Tom Morris, until 4pm Friday 5th June.
Curtains, Kander and Ebb murder mystery musical starring Jason Manford, on line from 7.15pm – £7.50 and all proceeds to Fund for Freelancers. Visit https://page.inplayer.com/ curtainsthemusical for more details.
Donmar Shakespeare Trilogy, all female productions of Julius Caesar (2012) and Henry IV (2014) [The Tempest (2016) to follow] all starring Harriet Walter (left), Marquee TV (free for one month)
Glyndebourne Opera, 2010 production of Mozart’s Don Giovanni with Gerald Finlay and Kate Royal, until 5pm Sunday 7th June, see www.glyndebourne.com
The Habit of Art, Original Theatre’s production of Alan Bennett’s play starring Matthew Kelly and David Yelland, directed by Philip Franks. www.originaltheatre.com
Hamlet, Maxine Peake stars in 2015 production, Direct TV via Amazon Prime
Macbeth, Rupert Goold 2007 production with Patrick Stewart and Kate Fleetwood, Amazon Prime.
Metropolitan Opera New York, streaming an opera every day from 7pm local time for 24 hours. Available in UK today until midnight, Gluck’s Orfeo ed Euridice, 2009 production with Danielle de Niese and Heidi Grant Murphy.
Miracle Theatre : Miracle Mondays, The Importance of Being Earnest, to 30th June. See on Miracle’s YouTube channel.
Monteverdi Choir and Orchestra, L’Orfeo, Il Ritorno d’Ulisse in Patria and L’Incoronazione di Poppea, 2017 Monteverdi trilogy recorded at La Fenice in Venice, all three until 9th July, on www.monteverdi.co.uk and Monteverdi YouTube channel.
National Theatre Live : 2012 production of This House (right), by James Graham, with Phil Daniels, until 7pm today NT Live YouTube channel
National Theatre Live : Donmar 2013 production of Coriolanus, with Tom Hiddleston, 7pm and until 7pm Thursday 11th June NT Live YouTube channel
Pentabus Theatre, 2016 production of This Land by Sian Owen, visit www.pentabus.co.uk
Pride and Prejudice, the musical, virtual UK premier, music by Paul Gordon, What’s on Stage Facebook page See www.StreamingMusicals.com
Royal Opera House, Royal Ballet in The Cellist memoir of life of Jacqueline du Pre, on demand on YouTube and ROH Facebook site.
**** Royal Shakespeare Company : Shakespeare’s Twelfth Night. 2017 production with Ade Edmonson as Malvolio, 7.15 on Marquee TV (free for one month) ****
Shakespeare’s Globe, 2019 production of Richard II, with Adjoa Andoh (right), on Shakespeare’s Globe website
Strode Theatre, Street, Anno Domino, new audio play written and directed by Alan Ayckbourn and performed by Ayckbourn and his wife Heather Stoney, free access via www.strodetheatre.org.uk or www.sjt.uk.com until noon 25th June: Massenet’s Cendrillon from the Royal Opera House with Joyce di Donato and Alice Coote, until 4th June.
The Winter’s Tale, Cheek by Jowl 2016 production, free on YouTube www.cheekbyjowl.com
What the Butler Saw, with Rufus Hound, Dakota Blue Richards and Jasper Britten, Theatre Royal Bath and Curve Leicester 2017 production. Live for the duration of the lockdown www.curveonline.co.uk Donations please
Wise Children, (left) Emma Rice’s 2018 adaptation of Angela Carter’s story, available until 30th June on BBC iPlayer and screening on BBC 4 in May, date tba
Friday 5 June
Bristol Old Vic, 2018 production of A Monster Calls (with Old Vic in London), 7pm and until 7pm Friday 14th June, see www.bristololdvic.org.uk [see FTR review of this production]
Metropolitan Opera New York, streaming an opera every day from 7pm local time for 24 hours. Available in UK today until midnight, Puccini’s Tosca, 2078 production with Shirley Verrett, Luciano Pavarotti and Cornell MacNeil.
Royal Opera House, 2011 production of Puccini’s Il Trittico – Il Tabarro, Suor Angelica, Gianni Schicchi – 7pm and on demand on YouTube and ROH Facebook site.
The Shows Must Go On, this week Peter Pan with Christopher Walken as Captain Hook, Allison Williams as Peter, 7pm and until 7pm Sunday 7th June. Streamed on The Shows Must Go On YouTube channel.
Saturday 6 June
Metropolitan Opera New York, streaming an opera every day from 7pm local time for 24 hours. Available in UK today until midnight, Thomas Ades’s The Exterminating Angel, 2017 production with Alice Coote, Iestyn Davies, Rodney Gilfrey and John Tomlinson, cond Ades.
Sunday 7 June
Glyndebourne Opera, 2006 Nicholas Hytner production of Mozart’s Cosi fan Tutte, 5pm until 5pm Sunday 14th June, see www.glyndebourne.com
Metropolitan Opera New York, streaming an opera every day from 7pm local time for 24 hours. Available in UK today until midnight, Verdi’s Otello, 2015 production with Sonya Yoncheva, Aleksandrs Antonenko and Zeljko Lucic.
Monday 8 June
Corsham, Pound Arts, Blue Sky and Beyond, digital festival of comedy, music, theatre, spoken word, visual arts and workshops, to Sunday 14 June. visit www.blueskyfestival.org.uk
Metropolitan Opera New York, streaming an opera every day from 7pm local time for 24 hours. Available in UK today until midnight, Masssenet’s Thais, 2008 production with Renee Fleming, Michael Schade and Thomas Hampson.
Tuesday 9 June
Wednesday 10 June
Thursday 11 June
Friday 12 June
Royal Opera House, Royal Ballet in 2015 production of La Fille mal Gardee – 7pm and on demand on YouTube and ROH Facebook site.
Saturday 13 June
Sunday 14 June
Glyndebourne Opera, 2018 production of Samuel Barber’s Vanessa, 5pm until 5pm Sunday 21st June, see www.glyndebourne.com
Friday 19 June
Royal Opera House, 2017 production of Mozart’s The Magic Flute, with 7pm and on demand on YouTube and ROH Facebook site.
Sunday 21 June
Glyndebourne Opera, 2011 production of Handel’s Rinaldo, 5pm until 5pm Sunday 28th June, see www.glyndebourne.com
Friday 26 June
Bristol Old Vic, 2016 production of The Grinning Man, 7pm and until 7pm Friday 14th June, see www.bristololdvic.org.uk [see FTR review of this production]
Monday 6 July
Miracle Theatre : Miracle Mondays, The Magnificent Three! and to 5th August. See on Miracle’s YouTube channel
**** Royal Shakespeare Company on line is bringing 17 productions available now on Marquee TV – a performing arts streaming service. They are Antony and Cleopatra, Coriolanus, Cymbeline, Hamlet with Paapa Essiedu, Henry IV parts I and II with Anthony Sher, Henry V, Julius Caesar, King Lear with Anthony Sher, Love’s Labours Lost, Love’s Labours Won (Much Ado About Nothing), The Merchant of Venice with Makram Khoury and Patsy Ferran, Othello with Hugh Quarshie and Lucian Msamati, Richard II with David Tennant, The Tempest with Simon Russell Beale, Titus Andronicus and The Two Gentlemen of Verona.
Artistic director Gregory Doran says: “Nothing can replace the experience of seeing a play live on stage. But with our theatres currently closed, and all of us spending much more time at home, we are pleased to be part of this initiative. This will give people from around the world the chance to see 18 of our recent productions free at this time.
“We have been filming all of our Shakespeare plays since 2013, broadcasting them into cinemas and schools, and with some being accessible through Marquee TV. Shakespeare speaks to us unlike any other writer, and this partnership with Marquee will enable everyone to enjoy his work, bringing us together virtually at a time when many of us will be apart.”