#LOVEtheatre from the comfort of your sofa

  • by Siman Pankhania
  • Posted on Mar 27, 2020
  • Musical

At LOVEtheatre we really do LOVE theatre and if like us, you’re missing your fix of wonderful live entertainment then we have some good news.

While we’re not able to go out and enjoy the magic of theatre in person, it turns out that plays and musicals can come to us.

We have compiled a list of some great options from NetflixAmazon PrimeDisney+NOWtv, and online.

Get in touch through our social channels and let us know what you have enjoyed and anything great we have missed off the list using #LOVEtheatre

Netflix: 

  • Dirty Dancing
  • Fiddler on the Roof
  • Rock of Ages
  • Matilda

Amazon Prime: 

  • The Phantom of the Opera
  • Kiss Me Kate
  • Les Miserables
  • King Lear

Disney +: 

  • Newsies
  • Annie
  • Frozen
  • Mary Poppins (and Mary Poppins Returns)

From 3rd July you can stream a live recording of Hamilton from Broadway!

NOWtv:

  • Cats
  • Funny Girl
  • Bob Fosse: It’s Showtime
  • Hamilton: One Shot To Broadway

 

The mentioned shows are at the top of our list but there are, of course, many others to choose from.

And there’s more! So much more! Check out the list below – there’s so much to choose from!

We have the chance to see some classic Andrew Lloyd Webber musicals via YouTube channel The Shows Must Go On. One show is released every Friday but only for 48 hours so make sure you don’t miss out. Stream for free here

Our wonderful Globe Theatre have released a whole host of free content. Shows will be available for 2 weeks so make sure you don’t miss them! Check it all out here

The iconic National Theatre is releasing one play every Thursday which will be available for a full week – check out what’s coming here

The ‘stratospheric hit’, Eugenius is now streaming here

Patrick Stewart is reading a Shakespeare sonnet every day on his Twitter page.

Always wishing the Broadway shows will make their way over here? Wish no more. Broadway HD has a subscription service that you can trial for free. Find out more here

The full show of Ghost Quartet is available here

See the wonderful 30 Million Minutes – Dawn French’s solo show from 2015 on Netflix

Our friends at The Theatre Cafe have teamed up with Lambert Jackson Productions to help keep actors in work during the theatre closure period. Leave a Light on is a series of 45 minute live streamed concerts which audiences can purchase a ticket for at an absolute steal. You have until 29th May and they are closing the series with powerhouse, Beverly Knight. Check out who else is appearing here

Did you catch Wise Children at The Old Vic? I think you’ll agree it’s worth another watch and luckily it’s on BBC iPlayer until July!

If opera and ballet are your thing, Marque TV is doing a free trial for 14 days! Try it out here

Plus the wonderful Royal Opera House has launched a series called #OurHouseToYourHouse which has some incredible performances to enjoy. All stored on their YouTube page here.

If you just want your fix of music then don’t forget that Encore Radio is always there for you and you can listen live here or by using your smart speaker. There are also some great musicals on Spotify, Apple Music, Deezer and Amazon Music playlists. Just search ‘musicals’ and the theatre world is your oyster.

Enjoy Everyone! It’s never been so easy to catch up on theatre whilst STAYING HOME.

 

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