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Online Theatre 2023

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. And there are past productions worth rediscovering online. With things returning to normal, we continue to supplement our live reviews with coverage of productions you can watch at home.

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Most of the online productions we reviewed earlier are still available.
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AMAHL AND THE NIGHT VISITORS - NBC 1951 and 1978 and YouTube. Christmas opera by Gian Carlo Menotti. December 2023

AS YOU LIKE IT - Shakespeare's Globe and Marquee.tv. 2009 production at the replica of Shakespeare's original theatre.  June 2023

AWAKE AND SING! - PBS and Marquee.tv. 1972 US television production of Clifford Odets Depression-era family drama.  April 2023

A CHORUS LINE - Public Theatre and YouTube. The original 1975 production of the Broadway classic. June 2023

CINDERELLA - CBS and YouTube. 1957 Rodgers and Hammerstain musical.  February 2023

THE COMEDY OF ERRORS - Royal Shakespeare Company and YouTube. 1976 musical version of Shakespeare. August 2023

GYPSY - BBC and YouTube.  Imelda Stuanton in 2015 Sondheim-Styne revival. October 2023

JERRY SPRINGER - THE OPERA - BBC and YouTube. 2003 National Theatre production of obscene TV parody.  Sptember 2023

KISS ME KATE - NBC, BBC and YouTube. Separate American (1958) and British (1964) TV productions of Cole Porter musical.  March 2023

MACBETH - Almeida Theatre Online. 2021 production of Shakespeare. March 2023

MUCH ADO ABOUT NOTHING - New York Shakespeare Festival and Marquee.tv.  1972 Central park production. April 2023

THE MUSIC MAN  - Winter Garden Theater and YouTube. Recent Broadway revival with Hugh Jackman.  February 2023

OEDIPUS REX - Stratford Festival and YouTube  1959 production of Sophocles.  January 2023

OLD FRIENDS - BBC I-Player.  Star-filled Stephen Sondheim salute. December 2023.

PACIFIC OVERTURES - Broadway 1976 and YouTube. Stephen Sondheim and Japanese history. March 2023

PHILIP GOES FORTH - Mint Theater. 1931 George Kelly comedy about artistic wannabes. Spring 2023

PIRATES OF PENZANCE - New York Shakespeare Festival. 1980s Broadway version of Gilbert & Sullivan, Spring 2023

THE SHADOW OF A GUNMAN - PBS and Marquee.tv. 1972 US television production of Sean O'Casey drama. May 2023

THE TIME MACHINE - Original Theatre Online. Comic version of H F Wells tale. July 2023

THE TIME OF YOUR LIFE - The Acting Company, PBS and YouTube.  1976 TV production of William Saroyan bar room drama. Spring 2023

THE WASTELAND - YouTube and app store. Two films of actress Fiona Shaw reading T S Eliot's poem. January 2023

WONDERFUL TOWN -  US Television and YouTube. 1958 broadcast of Bernstein-Comden-Green musical. February 2023

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