National Theatre Announces Four More Free Online Shows

A Streetcar Named Desire starring Gillian Anderson and Coriolanus ​starring Tom Hiddleston are among the next shows to be streamed for free by the National Theatre.

Anderson starred in the Tennessee Williams play at the Young Vic, while Hiddleston’s appeared in Josie Rourke’s Donmar Warehouse production, both of which will be broadcast on YouTube as part of the National Theatre at Home programme.

These are the first plays to be broadcast from NT Live’s partner theatres.

Inua Ellams’ hit show Barber Shop Chronicles, which ran at both the National and the Roundhouse, and Quiz playwright James Graham’s This House will also be available to watch.

The broadcasts take place on Thursdays at 7pm, with each show then remaining available on YouTube for a further seven days.

The National Theatre kicked off its free online programme at the start of April with One Man Two Guvnors, which was seen by 2.5 million people.

Last week’s stream was Frankenstein, which saw the theatre release both versions with Benedict Cumberbatch and Jonny Lee Miller playing the roles of the scientist and his monster. Combined, both were viewed more than 3 million times.

It continues tonight with a broadcast of its 2018 production of Antony and Cleopatra, starring Ralph Fiennes and Sophie Okonedo.

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