stream.theatre Listings – West End Drive In, Waiting In The Wings, Songs For A New World And S. David’s Day Celebration GWLAD!
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West End Drive In, Waiting in the Wings, Songs For A New World and S. David’s Day celebration GWLAD! added
stream.theatre have added even more exclusive events to the schedule in the coming months, from hit concerts to a reprise of one of last year’s most popular streaming events.
Jason Robert Brown’s Songs For A New World makes a streaming return from 21 - 28 February 2021. Starring Rachel John (Hamilton), Ramin Karimloo (Phantom of The Opera), Cedric Neal (Motown) and Rachel Tucker (Come From Away), the self-filmed musical was a fan favourite last year and makes its stream.theatre debut, on demand.
Last summer’s biggest outdoor musicals event West End Drive In makes its streaming debut in February and March. With five fantastic concerts, and a host of theatre favourites, audiences can relish in the electric festival atmosphere from the comfort of their home. Waiting in the Wings, streamed live from the Tyne Theatre on 27 February, is also packed with stars from West End.
On 1 March, stream.theatre welcomes GWLAD! - an online celebration of Wales for St. David’s Day, featuring a huge bill of talent including John Owen-Jones and Lucie Jones, both accompanied by The West End of Wales Orchestra, and some very special guests...
RISE: UP, stream.theatre’s partnership with Perfect Pitch to preview new British musical theatre, is also now available on demand for audiences to enjoy for free – with a new exclusive episode being added each month.
There are over 30 productions currently on sale at stream.theatre - so sit back and enjoy the shows!
FULL LISTINGS UPDATE:
The Poltergeist (On Demand throughout February 2021)
From master storyteller Philip Ridley comes the four star OnComm Award Winning play The Poltergeist. ‘Art’s my hobby too.’ Hobby?! Sasha was destined to take the art world by storm. At the age of fifteen pop stars wanted his paintings, and a new exhibition was going to make him a millionaire. But now he lives in a run-down flat with his out-of-work boyfriend, serves in a stationers, and no one’s even heard of him… what went wrong? Philip Ridley’s darkly comic new play is about art, family, memory, and being haunted by the life we never lived. Please not this event features Strong Language, Use of Prescription Drugs and Themes of an Adult Nature. This event's run time is 75 minutes.
One of the greatest living British writers, Philip Ridley’s previous plays include The Fastest Clock in the Universe, Radiant Vermin, The Pitchfork Disney, Tender Napalm, Dark Vanilla Jungle, and Mercury Fur, as well as the screenplay for the 1990 film The Krays. With four stars: “Rare and unmissable. Will be talked about for years.” - Theatre Weekly “Tightly wound, highly disciplined and unashamedly relentless.” - Broadway World. “Ridley and Tramp’s fast-paced and moving production, has done something truly remarkable.” - OX Magazine. “Compelling, absorbing, vital, frantic, unmissable.” - Everything Theatre.
The Last Five Years (continues 12-14 February 2021)
Filmed at the Southwark Playhouse in November 2020.
Jason Robert Brown’s Drama Desk Award winning musical, The Last Five Years, is an emotionally powerful and intimate show about two New Yorkers who fall in and out of love over the course of five years.
The musical’s unconventional structure unfolds as Cathy tells her story in reverse, from the end of their turbulent relationship, whilst Jamie tells his story chronologically from the spark of their initial meeting. The two characters meet only once, at their wedding in the middle of the show.
Now, this iconic musical returns to London in a bold new actor-musician production with the actors on stage at all times and playing the piano to add a new narrative dimension to the story, accompanied by a four piece band.
Songs For A New World (21 February at 7.30pm, then on demand until 28 February)
Filmed during the first UK lockdown, entirely in isolation and on the artists smart phones, Séimí Campbell directs Rachel John (Hamilton), Ramin Karimloo (Phantom of The Opera), Cedric Neal (Motown) and Rachel Tucker (Come From Away), and introducing Shem Omari James, with musical supervision by Adam Hoskins, musical direction from Josh Winstone and video editing by Danny Kaan.
“It's about one moment. It's about hitting the wall and having to make a choice… or take a stand… or turn around and go back.”
Written by Tony Award-winning composer Jason Robert Brown and sitting between musical and song cycle, this moving collection of powerful songs examines life, love, and the choices that we make as it transports audiences through time and space. This topical piece is an examination of a defining moment in history, a reflection of the state of the world in the Summer of 2020.
ON DEMAND CHILDREN’S THEATRE: Pongo’s Party (On demand through to 31 March 2021)
You are invited to... PONGO'S PARTY! The children’s show now streaming online, featuring the voice of children's TV favourite Justin Fletcher as Pongo the Pig!
Dress in your best party clothes and help make Pongo's Party a day to remember, by joining in a show full of fun, songs and laughter!” With a colourful farmyard and host of loveable puppet characters, Pongo’s Party is a family show particularly suitable for 2 – 7 year olds. Songs include: The Hokey Cokey, Wheels On The Bus, Pat-A-Cake, I Am The Music Man, Old MacDonald Had A Farm, Twinkle Twinkle Little Star and more!
ON DEMAND CHILDREN’S THEATRE: GARFIELD: The Musical with Cattitude (On demand through to 14 February 2021)
The Children’s Theatre of Cincinnati presents this musical adaptation of everyone’s favorite sarcastic tubby tabby, Garfield, who awakens to find his birthday – the most important day of the year – has fallen on a Monday. The horror!
ON DEMAND CHILDREN’S THEATRE: The Velveteen Rabbit (On demand through to 31 March 2021)
A boy awakens to discover a Velveteen Rabbit among his gifts. Adored at first, then cast to the toy box, the Rabbit is snubbed by the other toys for being old-fashioned. Over time, a friendship blossoms. The Rabbit learns what it means to be loved by the Boy - and the smiles and tears that come from being "real".
ON DEMAND CHILDREN’S THEATRE: GRIMMZ Fairy Tales (On demand through to 31 March 2021)
Jay and Will Grimmz, the hip-hop fable story dance-pop sensation, have come back home to the city where they grew up to give a concert. The brothers put a modern spin on valuable life lessons in Snow White and the Seven Shawties, Down with Rapunzel, Hanzel & Gretel: Lost in the Hood, and their brand new release based on Rumpelstiltskin.
ON DEMAND CHILDREN’S THEATRE: Tropical Secrets: Holocaust Refugees in Cuba (On demand through to 31 March 2021)
11-year-old Daniel escapes Nazi Germany and finds himself alone on the shores of Havana, Cuba. He meets a spirited girl with some painful secrets of her own. Through their unlikely bond, she introduces Daniel to the language, music and history of Cuban culture. However, once Cuba enters the war these two friends are faced with dangerous choices that test their friendship
Falling Stars (1 – 14 February 2021)
Peter Polycarpou (Man of La Mancha, London Coliseum; City of Angels; Donmar Warehouse; Birds of a Feather) and Sally Ann Triplett’s (Finding Neverland, Broadway; Viva Forever, Piccadilly Theatre; EastEnders) Following the impending cancellation of live performances, the company quickly came together to create a filmed adaptation, providing audiences with an unmissable opportunity to experience the 1920s revelry from their own home during lockdown. With theatres forced to close their doors, Ginger Quiff are aiming to make the theatrical experience accessible for all. Falling Stars is the charming story of a lost songbook; hidden away in an antique shop on the East Finchley High Road, its discovery unlocks the beautiful refrains of a bygone era. This event's run time 60 minutes.
Conceived and written by Polycarpou, the song cycle is an homage to the composers, collaborators, and publishers of the 1920s, who created some of the greatest music of all time. This musical revue captures the spirit of the age as Polycarpou and Triplett serenade audiences with the music of Charlie Chaplin, Irving Berlin, Buddy De-Silva, Ray Henderson, Vincent Youmans, Carl Schraubstader, Arthur Freed, and Meredith Wilson. Directed by Michael Strassen (Godspell 50th Anniversary concert; Billy; Assassins),
LIVE AT THE PHOENIX ARTS CLUB:
Three smash hit, intimate concerts filmed at London's famous Phoenix Artist Club and produced by Lambert Jackson make their stream.theatre debut.
LIVE AT THE PHOENIX ARTS CLUB: LUCIE JONES AND DAVID HUNTER (12 - 14 February 2021)
Join the stars of 'Waitress - The Musical' as they come together for the first time in concert. Lucie Jones (Eurovision, Legally Blonde) and David Hunter (Kinky Boots, Once) are best mates. See them sing together, chat together and reminisce about all things theatre and performing.
LIVE AT THE PHOENIX ARTS CLUB: NICOLE RAQUEL DENNIS & SAM TUTTY (19 - 21 February 2021)
Nicole Raquel Dennis and Sam Tutty first met at the airport on their way to New York for their final audition of 'Dear Evan Hansen'. During the show, they became great mates and are reuniting for this special concert at The Phoenix Arts Club. Expect songs from the show, as well as many of their favourite tunes, all beautifully streamed in the comfort of your own home.
LIVE AT THE PHOENIX ARTS CLUB: COLLABRO (5 - 7 March 2021)
Don’t miss this chance to see your favourite BGT champions debuting some songs from their newest album, ‘Love Like This’ as well as your favourite classics, at the gorgeous Phoenix Arts Club. The boys couldn’t miss this opportunity to get together and sing some of their favourite tracks, both new and old.
Wolverhampton Literature Festival (12 – 14 February 2021 then on demand)
Wolverhampton Literature Festival returns for its fifth year in February 2021. Hosted by City of Wolverhampton Council the festival aims to amplify the voice of authors, poets, writers, storytellers, puppeteers, podcasters, vloggers, publishers across the UK. Celebrating our creative communities living and from the Black Country and further!
Over a three-day period, taking place on the 12-14 of February, the programme of events features a variety of entertainment, which consist of talks, performances, readings, and practical workshops. It provides a high-quality experience for audiences by delivering engaging, exciting and thought-provoking events. There is something for everyone to enjoy, engage with and feel empowered by and as result re-lighting Wolverhampton through the power of literature.
Events include: Invisible Voices: In conversation with Shobna Gulati, In Conversation with Kuli Kohli, Aldona Grupas: The Immigration Stories of the Lithuanian Community and many more.
Tickets range from free to £12 plus fees.
All On Her Own (15 – 21 February 2021)
A powerfully atmospheric one-woman play, Terence Rattigan's All On Her Own tells the story of Rosemary who, alone at midnight in London, has a secret burden to share that is both heartbreaking and sinister. Two time Olivier & Evening Standard Award-winner Janie Dee plays Rosemary Hodge in this thrilling new digital production directed by Alastair Knights.
The play began life as a piece for television, broadcast on BBC2 on 25 September 1968. It was first performed on stage at the Overground Theatre, Kingston, Surrey, in October 1974 and was most recently seen at the Garrick Theatre in April 2015 starring Zoe Wanamaker as part of the Kenneth Branagh Season.
Running time: approximately 25 minutes
Ticket pricing: £8 + booking fee
WEST END MUSICAL DRIVE IN (19 – 21, 26 - 28 February, 5-7, 12-14, 19-21 March 2021)
The first of its kind in the UK, West End Musical Drive In is a much-loved and unique series of immersive concerts, which last year provided many performers with their first live opportunity to perform during the pandemic. Thousands of fans took to their cars to support and celebrate the magic of musical theatre and now, through streaming, more people can experience these amazing events and relish in the electric festival atmosphere from the comfort of your home.
19 - 21 February at 7pm nightly
Layton Williams. Shan Ako, Maiya Quansah Breed and Shanay Holmes
Run Time: 1 hour 45 minutes (approx.)
26 - 28 February at 7pm nightly
Grace Mouat, Jarneia Richard-Noel, Maddie Bullyment, Courtney Bowman, Natalie May Paris, Jodie Steele, Sophie Isaacs, Vicki Manser, Courtney Stapleton, Collete Guitart, and Shekinah ‘Shaka’ McFarlane
Run Time: 2 hours (approx.)
5 -7 March at 7pm nightly
Alice Fearn, Laura Pick, Emma Hatton, Sophie Evans and Shanay Holmes
Run Time: 1 hour 45 minutes (approx.)
12-14 March at 7pm nightly
Trevor Dion Nicholas, Hiba Elchikhe, Matthew Croke and Shanay Holmes
Run Time: 1 hour 35 minutes (approx.)
19-21 March at 7pm nightly
Lucie Jones, Jon Robyns, Kelly Agbowu and Shanay Holmes
Run Time: 1 hour 50 minutes (approx.)
Anna Karenina (15 – 21 February 2021)
Based on the novel by LEO TOLSTOY & captured in front of a live theatre audience from the Moscow peretta Theatre .
This Anna Karenina, presented in Russian with English subtitles, is a spectacular, breathtaking, high-tech musical production based on the masterpiece by Leo Tolstoy. The dramatic and tumultuous love story between Anna Karenina and a dashing military officer, Alexey Vronsky, takes place amidst the glitter and luxury of the Russian nobility in the second half of the 19th century. The musical’s characters struggle with overwhelming love and betrayal, passion and duty, and hope and desperation. Although almost a century and a half has passed since the time of the story, the timeless quality of events unfolding before the audience remains both gripping and touching.
The production features music from composer Roman Ignatyev and a new libretto by Yuliy Kim, one of Russia’s foremost contemporary songwriters.
XCALIBUR (22 – 28 February 2021)
The musical scene thrives in South Korea with Xcalibur. The production showcases the journey of King Arthur, exploring his discovery of new-found responsibility as a young leader and getting married to the love of his life, Guinevere only to experience a reality far from what was expected.
Xcalibur, directed by Stephen Rayne, premiered in Korea on June 15, 2019 at the sprawling Sejong Center for the Performing Arts in Seoul, Korea. The production was the most anticipated show of the Korean season with an all-star cast including Kai, in the role of King Arthur, and was the latest collaboration between Grammy- and Tony-nominated composer Frank Wildhorn, playwright Ivan Menchell and lyricist Robin Lerner.
The Sorcerer’s Apprentice (26 February - 14 March 2021)
This enchanting new British musical explores the extraordinary world of a sorcerer and his rebellious daughter, as she discovers the explosive possibilities of her newfound magical powers.
Against the backdrop of the Northern Lights, a small town has been pushed to the brink of collapse in a bid for progress and prosperity. To rescue Midgard from certain destruction, father and daughter must heal their relationship and work together. This gripping family-friendly story sees brooms coming to life and love blossoming anew.
Acclaimed musical theatre writers Richard Hough and Ben Morales Frost have created this gender-swapped twist on the timeless poem by Johann Wolfgang von Goethe, which also inspired the Dukas symphony that memorably featured in the Disney film Fantasia.
Directed by Charlotte Westenra (The Wicker Husband, Watermill), the cast of ten includes Dawn Hope (Follies, National Theatre), David Thaxton (Olivier Award for Passion, Donmar Warehouse) and the professional debut of London School of Musical Theatre graduate Mary Moore in the title role.
This production was filmed at Southwark Playhouse in January 2021 and is supported using public funding by the National Lottery through Arts Council England
Run Time : 2 Hours plus an interval (approx)
Ticket Price : £15.00 plus £3.00 transaction fee
Waiting in the Wings (27 February 2021)
Live Performance from 6 London West End performers direct to your homes.
An evening of Musical Theatre Favourites live from the Tyne Theatre stage featuring Jenna Boyd (Come From Away UK), Danny Whitehead (Raoul in The Phantom of the Opera, London) Jacqueline Hughes (Elphaba in Wicked International Tour), Manon Taris (Belle in Beauty and the Beast, Cosette in Les Miserables, Paris) Joseph Claus (The Phantom of the Opera, London) and Kris Manuel (The Phantom of the Opera, London).
GWLAD! (1 March 2021)
The West End of Wales are proud to present Gwlad! - an online celebration of Wales for St. David's Day.
The West End of Wales (Community Interest Company) is a collective of professional Welsh musicians who are currently out of work due to the COVID-19 global pandemic, and are excited to host a stellar line-up Welsh soloists and ensembles in an online concert bringing the Nation together to celebrating the patron Saint of Wales.
Featuring stars from London's West End - such as John Owen- Jones and Lucie Jones, both accompanied by The West End of Wales Orchestra - comedian Rhod Gilbert, the former official Harpist to HRH The Prince of Wales and international recording artist Claire Jones. Joining them, we have ensembles such as The Cory Band, Only Men Aloud, Bella Voce, Choirs for Goodand Morriston Orpheus Choir, and a special performance by the Fanfare Trumpets of The Welsh Guards. Other soloists include Kizzy Crawford, Rhydian Jenkins, Aaron Pryce-Lewis and John Rodge.
This event is proudly supported by Bluestone National Park Resort.
Daddy Long Legs (8 – 14 March 2021)
Filmed in Smock Alley Theatre, Dublin.
Based on the classic novel which inspired the 1955 movie starring Fred Astaire—a beloved tale in the spirit of Jane Austen, the Brontë Sisters, and "Downton Abbey" — this beloved tale tells the story of Jerusha Abbott the “Oldest Orphan in the John Grier Home” and her mysterious benefactor who decides to send her to college to be educated as a writer. Required to write him a letter once a month, she is never to know the benefactor’s identity – so she invents one for him: Daddy Long Legs. Starring Róisín Sullivan as Jerusha Abbott and Eoin Cannon as Jervis Pendleton
Geometry of Fear (8 – 14 March 2021, then On Demand)
Presented by Matsena Productions and filmed in Messums Wiltshire.
Geometry of Fear is a work synthesised by the legacy and output of revolutionary British Sculptor ‘Elisabeth Frink’ and the seismic changes we have experienced in our lives caused by the COVID-19 Pandemic and the Black Lives Matter Movement. Geometry of Fear explores the cross-section between today’s socio-political landscape and the works of Elisabeth Frink that centre around post Second World War Britain. The day to day fear experienced in society in the mid 20th Century is very similar to what we’re experiencing now. Nations clashing, Britain Vs Germany has turned into a clash of ideas, white vs black, police vs protestors. All this civil unrest brews fear. Fear due to uncertainty, but that fear is met with danger which becomes a perfect catalyst for anger, therefore spinning an endless cycle of violence.
All Male G&S: Pirates of Penzance (29 March – 5 April 2021)
Filmed live at the Palace Theatre, London in December 2020.
Sasha Regan’s All Male Company of pirates and their winsome lasses are set to bring audiences one night of joy and laughter with their inventive new take on Gilbert & Sullivan's much loved THE PIRATES OF PENZANCE. Features a shipshape cast singing songs including: “I am a Pirate King”; “Oh, happy day, with joyous glee” and "A rollicking band of pirates we". They are sure to raise the roof off the Palace Theatre!
Expect plenty of onboard japes from the swashbuckling crew who are braving the high seas with rum and hand-sanitisers to bring you a socially distanced, Covid-secure show. A much-needed escape for families and friends who are looking for some festive spirit to banish lockdown blues.
The production was first staged at The Union Theatre in the heart of Southwark over a decade ago where it was a runaway success winning Best Off-West End Production at The WhatsOnStage Awards in 2009. Pirates transferred to Wilton’s Music Hall for a 6-week run and on to The Rose Theatre, Kingston before the All Male Company set sail on a tour of Australia culminating in a month-long run at Cate Blanchett’s prestigious Sydney Theatre. There was a subsequent UK Tour in 2015 and another critically acclaimed run at the beautiful Wilton’s Music Hall last year.
The Ceremony (5 – 11 April 2021)
A ‘work in progress’ one act comedy play written by and starring Catherine Tyldesley.
Canal Street. Manchester.
Donna Dium, Life Coach and Self-taught Shamaness, together with her long suffering assistant Ada, prepares to welcome you to a very special occasion - The Ceremony.
Following a string of appearances on daytime chat shows and armed with fifty quid’s worth of Ayahuasca from Bury Market, the scene is set for Donna to make her first ever attempt to contact the spirit world.. What could possibly go wrong?
The evening soon derails into chaos, tears and laughter, as her oblivious guests purge themselves of their hidden ghosts.
Not only her foray as a playwright, Coronation Street and Scarborough star, Catherine Tyldesley will also lead the all-star cast made up of British TV Veteran Sue Johnston (The Royle Family, Brookside, Coronation Street), Paula Lane (Coronation Street), Samantha Giles (Emmerdale, Where The Heart Is), Stephen Rahman-Hughes (Emmerdale, Eastenders) and winner of the BBC’s I’d Do Anything, West End leading lady, Jodie Prenger.
This brand new work in progress comedy is filmed on an empty stage at the Leeds City Varieties Music Hall with all proceeds from this production donated to Acting for Others, Theatre Artists Fund & Leeds Heritage Theatres.
Run time approx 40 minutes.
This production contains strong language (which may be unsuitable for children).
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