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Coronavirus UK: How to watch plays at home during the Covid-19 lockdown

Coronavirus UK: How to watch plays at home during the Covid-19 lockdown

The coronavirus pandemic has led to, among other things, the nationwide lockdown of several countries.

This has meant that many people all over the world have been largely if not entirely confined to their homes, and in the UK, gatherings of more than two people who do not live in the same household have been banned.

This has had a knock-on effect in countless industries, one of which being theatre.

However fans of the medium need not go without, as the National Theatre and Andrew Lloyd-Webber both have their own plans for airing their productions…

How to watch plays at home during lockdown

A new YouTube channel called The Show Must Go On is launching which will air a different musical each week.

The first will be Andrew’s megahit 2000 stage adaptation of Joseph and the Amazing Technicolour Dreamcoat, which will air for free on Friday (3 April).

It stars Donny Osmond, Joan Collins and the late Richard Attenborough.

Each show aired on the channel will be available to watch for 48 hours, with Jesus Christ Superstar, starring Tim Minchin, Chris Moyles and Spice Girl Mel C, being shared next week.

On top of that, the National Theatre have launched National Theatre at Home, which lets people stream past preformances on YouTube for free.

The first show available is One Man, Two Guvnors, starring James Corden, who won a Tony Award for his part in the production.

Each week from today, another play will be made available from 7pm on Thursdays, and it will be accessable for a week until the next play is shared.

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02-04-2020 13:15, source: metro, by James Foster
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