Theatre

Digital Theatre Thy Shall be mad to miss! Richard II, Hamlet, Ballet Black, and more

Theatreland across the world remains closed, but never fear we have got an of array of productions that you can watch online. After bingeing everything on Netflix we still all need a daily dose of #drama, catch your fave actors on stage and you get to rewind. here are a selection of brilliant digital theatre shows to watch from home this week:

Richard II, Shakespeare’s Globe Theatre

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Now this is a treat!! William Shakespeare’s play best known for capturing English history, is reimagined with a cast of women of colour. With powerful performances from Adjoa Andoh, Sarah Niles and Dona Croll, Shobna Gulati, many more, this is perfect for those in the mood for classical theatre with a twist.

Watch the directors interview here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lB_tL_–ccU Watch the full production here: https://vimeo.com/384865766

Ballet Black

black ballet

Running time: 15 minutes

Founded in 2001 by Cassa Pancho MBE, Ballet Black is a professional ballet company for international dancers of black and Asian descent.

They have recently launched BB on Film, a chance for ballet lovers to enjoy some archival footage online. CLICK! is a visually engaging production filled with dynamic choreography and is now available on YouTube.

View the full performance of CLICK! here: https://balletblack.co.uk/bb-on-film/

New York City Ballet

Running time: 48 minutes

Founded in 1948, The New York City Ballet is one of the foremost dance companies in the world. To continue to create innovative cultural experiences, the New York City Ballet will stream videos of performances and run movement classes for both adults and children.

Watch highlights of Balanchine & Robbins here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=RXnL56aKzww

Hamlet, Black Theatre Live

Black Theatre Live is a national collective of touring theatres working together to transform the cultural landscape for BAME theatre across the UK.

Directed by Jeffery Kissoon, The first all-black production of Shakespeare’s Hamlet in Britain is now available to watch online. Subscribe to Digital Theatre+ to watch this unforgettable performance.

Watch the trailer here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=juKAlOog4M4&feature=emb_logo

Round up by Adeola Gay.





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