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Look Ahead: Theatre streaming in February

The Color Purple – Concert company

Here is a list of shows that are streaming throughout February – some good stuff, I’m sure you will agree.

In all the Seyi Omooba shambles you may have missed that Curve in Leicester’s special concert version of musical The Color Purple musical is being streamed from 16 February – 7 March. 2,000 free tickets are also available to NHS staff. Nicely done everyone.

Queen’s Theatre Hornchurch is streaming new comedy, Sharon ‘n’ Barry do ‘Romeo & Juliet’, on Zoom from February 25 until March 6. We could all do with a laugh.

Until The Flood

The Traverse Theatre near-verbatim 2019 production Until The Flood contains ugly truths about race in the United States. Dael Orlandersmith’s absorbing play is free and currently available on the theatre’s website. Go!

Alison Carr’s audio play We step outside and start to dance is available as a download – it is free and comes as an BSL interpreted and captioned film. And to think they say theatre can’t push boundaries and remain accessible.

Northern Ballet are currently releasing pay what you can digital content fortnightly until 19 March. Now you know.

Featuring a breakneck performance by Joseph Potter, Philip Ridley’s monologue – originally seen at Southwark Playhouse – We Are Tramp’s piece The Poltergeist is now available to stream. Catch it online until 28 February.

In Lolita Chakrabarti’s new play Hymn two men meet at a funeral and their lives become entwined. The Almeida’s production, starring Adrian Lester and Danny Sapani, will be live-streamed instead, watch from 17 until 20 February.

Shook

Shook

Samuel Bailey, a writer of considerable talent, was all set for his play Shook to transfer to Trafalgar Studios before the viral plague put a stop to that.

His Papatango new writing Prize-winning piece had its world premiere at Southwark Playhouse in 2019 and has now been filmed and available to watch online from 5 – 28 February.

Tron theatre’s captivating series of experimental audio dramas are being released weekly as podcasts, do check them out.

Slava’s Snowshow

Slava’s Snowshow

From 18 February, Original Theatre are releasing a four-part monologue series starring Jon Culshaw, Matthew Kelly, Jemma Redgrave and Adrian Scarborough. Available until 31 July.

Riz Ahmed’s 30 minute live music show – commissioned by the Manchester International Festival – The Long Goodbye: Livestream Edition – is available to stream right now, in fact and until 1 March, and very enjoyable it is too.

Oh, while I remember, the magical Slava’s Snowshow is steaming on BroadwayHD from 8 February. A glorious spectacle of balloons, paper and clowning around.

Any excuse for a bit of Stephen Sondheim – there is another chance to see Chichester Festival Theatre’s Celebrating Sondheim Concert – it is re-streaming on 22 March – Steve’s birthday no less – this concert stars Clive Rowe, Jenna Russell and Hannah Waddingham & more. On demand until 25 March.

And finally, don’t despair if you’re not with a loved one on Valentine’s Day: Evan Hansen himself Sam Tutty is starring in Romeo & Juliet in a clever filmed production of Shakespeare’s tragedy – set in the aftermath of an actual pandemic, runs 13-20 February.

If you are streaming a show or concert and have any other recommendations please do get in touch.

E: mrcarlwoodward@gmail.com