Performance maker Tamara Micner’s online show ‘Old Friends’ is a peculiar bag. Part-slumber party, part-storytelling show, it taps into a relatively universal experience, that of losing a childhood best friend; something that relates to all of our lives: who among us are still in touch with everyone we held close as children?
‘Delves deep into what it truly means to be an addict’: THE RED – Original Theatre (Online show)
This psychological examination of what it means to be an addict is surprisingly moving – but it does feel as though it goes around in circles.
NEWS: Black Box Live’s Edinburgh line-up features one world premiere, two UK premieres
Australia’s digital destination for live performance, Black Box Live, is now broadcasting shows from Adelaide’s Bakehouse Theatre via the Edinburgh Festival Fringe straight into audiences’ homes. Full details of the five, carefully selected productions here.
Now streaming: Black Box Live brings the best of Adelaide to the Edinburgh Fringe
Two Adelaide Fringe stalwarts are causing a stir online at this year’s Edinburgh Fringe with their hybrid live/digital season of five critically acclaimed Australian shows, broadcast care of Black Box Live from Adelaide’s Bakehouse Theatre.
Edinburgh Fringe: Organic Theatre are stranded on Zoom in Flanker Origami, now streaming
Award-winning Organic Theatre returns to Edinburgh Fringe for a digital world premiere of their new pandemic-inspired show Flanker Origami, which finds the founders stranded on Zoom, streaming for one week only.
‘You cannot help but smile at the narrator’s energy’: PRISON GAME (Online review) ★★★★
Written and performed by Marcus Hercules, Prison Game is a monologue that tells the story of an innocent young man who finds himself in prison for a crime that he did not commit.
Reviewed by Aimee Liddington.
Written and performed by Marcus Hercules, Prison Game is a monologue …
Edinburgh Fringe: How does racism continue in younger generations? Colour is streaming now
One-woman show Colour, exploring how racism gains ground in younger generations, makes its Edinburgh Fringe debut as part of The Space UK’s online programme. It’s already caught the eye of Mate Michael Davis.
Streaming now: Mark Farrelly celebrates the legendary Quentin Crisp in Naked Hope
Quentin: Crisp, written and performed by Mark Farrelly and directed by Linda Marlowe, is now available globally via Stream Theatre until Sunday 1 August 2021.
Streaming now: Brendan Murphy does sitcom solo in FRIEND (The One With Gunther)
Hilarious sitcom homage FRIEND (The One With Gunther), written and performed by Brendan Murphy, is now available globally via Stream Theatre until Sunday 25 July 2021.
Streaming now: Apphia Campbell conjures Nina Simone in Black Is the Color of My Voice
Black Is the Color of My Voice, inspired by Nina Simone and written and performed by Fringe First winner Apphia Campbell, is now available globally via Stream Theatre until Sunday 18 July 2021.
It’s ok to not be ok: A Super Happy Story (About Feeling Super Sad) is streaming now
A Super Happy Story (About Feeling Super Sad), the multi-award-winning cabaret musical that explores how it’s OK to not be OK, is now available globally via Stream Theatre until Sunday 11 July 2021.
‘A reminder of how important kindness & friendship is’: KINKY BOOTS – Broadway HD ★★★★ (Online review)
This uplifting and compassionate musical is a reminder of how important kindness and friendship is. Now available to watch online via Broadway HD.
It’s a lockdown lifeline for audiences, but is online theatre any good?
Online theatre is a great way to see shows, especially in these hard times, and especially for those who cannot afford or are able to watch them live because they live further away from London.
NEWS: National Theatre At Home screens two versions of Frankenstein plus Antony & Cleopatra
After the popularity of its lockdown streamings of One Man, Two Guvnors, Jane Eyre, Treasure Island and tonight’s Twelfth Night to coincide with Shakespeare’s Birthday (23 April 2020), the National Theatre has announced its next two At Home titles: Danny Boyle’s 2011 monster hit Frankenstein and Simon Godwin’s production of Shakespeare’s Antony & Cleopatra.
Acting for Others: Tune in for Fleabag, Hear the West End Sing, All the Web’s a Stage & other online fundraisers
Theatrical charity Acting for Others has announced the formation of a separate Covid-19 Fund which will be available to its 14 member charities.