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Online Theatre 2021

The Theatreguide.London Reviews

In March 2020 the covid-19 epidemic forced the closure of all British theatres. Some companies adapted by putting archive recordings of past productions online, others by streaming new shows. Until things return to normal we review the experience of watching live theatre onscreen.


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THE BELLE'S STRATAGEM - Red Bull Theater. 1780 romantic comedy by Hannah Cowley. February 2021


A BRIEF HISTORY OF EVERYONE WHO DIED - Finborough Theatre. Encountering death at various stages in life. May 2021


CRIPS WITHOUT CONSTRAINTS II - Graeae Theatre.  Five short plays about disabilities. February 2021


THE DAUGHTER - Schaubuhne.de. 2015 film adaptation of Ibsen's Wild Duck. February 2021.


DAYS TO COME - Mint Theater. 1936 Lillian Hellman play about effects of a workers' strike. January 2021


THE FATAL WEAKNESS - Mint Theater. 1946 play about a woman's unexpected reaction to her husband's infidelity. June 2021


GOOD GRIEF - PlatformPresents.com A woman's lover and best friend slowly come to terms with her death. February 2021 


J'OUVERT - BBC iPlayer. Play set in Notting Hill Carnival. Spring 2021


KATIE ROCHE - Mint Theater. 1936 Irish play about village girl's life. February 2021 


LYSISTRATA - Actors Of Dionysus. Aristophanes' bawdy comedy of a sex strike to end a war. March 2021


THE MACBETHS - Citizens Theatre. Shakespeare condensed into two-character psychological drama. June 2021


ONE HAND TIED BEHIND US - Old Vic. Four monologues for women. Spring 2021 


OUR TOWN - YouTube. 1955 American television musical of Thornton Wilder play. April 2021


THE PALE SISTER - BBC iPlayer  Retelling of the Antigone story as a solo show. Spring 2021


PETER PAN - US Television and YouTube. 1950s Broadway musical starring Mary Martin and Cyril Ritchard. January 2021 


A PICTURE OF AUTUMN - Mint Theater. R C Hunter play about leaving the family home. Spring 2021


THE PLAYBOY OF THE WESTERN WORLD - Druid Theatre and Vimeo. 2006 production of J M Synge classic comedy. January 2021


PLAYFIGHT - Finborough Theatre. Tracing friendship of three women from teens to twenties. April 2021


POTTED PANTO - StreamTheatre. Comic mash-up of all Christmas Panto plots. January 2021


ROMEO AND JULIET - Shakespeare's Globe. 2019 Globe production online. March 2021


THE ROYALE - Lincoln Center Theater. Drama of black prizefighter challenging white champion, Spring 2021


SADIE - Field Day Theatre and BBC iPlayer. Northern Ireland woman's unreliable memories. April 2021


10 MINUTES TO . . . CALL HOME - Live Theatre. Nine short plays ranging from angry to comic. March 2021


VANYA AND SONIA AND MASHA AND SPIKE  - Lincoln Center Theater. 2012 Christopher Durang salute to Chekhov, Howdy Doody and the American family. Spring 2021


THE WINTER'S TALE - BBC iPlayer.  Royal Shakespeare Company in tale of jealousy and redemption. Spring 2021


THE WOLVES - Lincoln Center Theater. Teenage girls' soccer team. Summer 2021


YOURS UNFAITHFULLY - Mint Theater. 1933 play about an open marriage. Spring 2021



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