london’s national theatre streams plays for free

The National Theatre is not just coming to Brighton, it’s coming to you, wherever you are. Yep, with its physical presence shuttered, the London theatre has launched its At Home programme on its You Tube channel, so you can, for example, watch the inimitable Mr Corden in the online premiere of One Man, Two Guvnors from the front stalls of your very own sitting room. Extortionate seat prices, begone!

Each show will launch at 7.00pm on Thursdays (the first starts on 2nd April) and will be available until the next Thursday, when a new one comes out.

Here are the productions coming up:

One Man, Two Guvnors
James Corden stars in this smash-hit comedy directed by Nicholas Hytner
Thurs 2nd – Thurs 9th April

Jane Eyre
Sally Cookson’s bold adaptation of Charlotte Brontë’s classic
Thurs 9th – Thurs 16th April

Treasure Island
Arthur Darvill plays Long John Silver in the NT’s Christmas show from 2014
Thurs 16th – Thurs 23rd April

Twelfth Night
Tamsin Greig stars as Malvolia in this gender-fluid version of Shakespeare’s comedy
Thurs 23rd – Thurs 30th April

Starring Benedict Cumberbatch as Frankenstein and Jonny Lee Miller as the creature
Premieres Fri 1st May

A Streetcar Named Desire
Gillian Anderson stars in the critically acclaimed Young Vic production of Tennessee Williams’ classic play
Thurs 21st – Thurs 28th May

This House
James Graham’s insight into the workings of 1970s British politics
Thurs 28th May – Thurs 4th June 

This is the Donmar Warehouse production starring Hiddles himself – Tom Hiddleston, that is – in the title role of this Shakespearean tragedy
Thurs 4th June – 11th June

Watch here!

From Thurs 2nd April 2020, 7.00pm