With theatres all over the world gone dark, and potential audiences confined to their homes, the National Theatre (UK) has come to the rescue with a bit of relief for theatre lovers everywhere. Beginning this week, National Theatre at Home will make selections from its extensive collection of live-on-film productions available online, free of charge.
First up is the hilarious One Man, Two Guvnors, an updated version of Carlo Goldoni’s 1746 farce, The Servant of Two Masters. James Corden won a Tony Award for his lead performance in the Broadway production of the West End hit.
Some clips from the show:
Each show will be posted to YouTube on Thursdays at 7 PM UK time. That’s 2 PM on the US East Coast. Each show will be accessible for a full one-week run on the National Theatre’s YouTube channel.
When One Man, Two Guvnors ends its run next week, it will be replaced by a reimagining of Charlotte Brontë’s Jane Eyre. Treasure Island arrives on 16 April, and Twelfth Night will open on 23 April.