James Corden play will be free to watch on YouTube

Subsequent the complete shutdown of the West Conclude and closure of theatres all-around the country – owing to the coronavirus crisis – at final, play fans have some superior news.

A series of smash strike demonstrates are set to stream on YouTube, courtesy of the Countrywide Theatre.

By a new initiative named National Theatre At Home – intended to entertain audiences throughout the on-likely COVID-19 lockdown – productions at first filmed for the organisation’s Nationwide Theatre Dwell venture will air on its YouTube channel, every Thursday at 7pm, about the following two months.

The screenings will be accompanied by exclusive added material – such as forged member Q&As – and most effective of all, audiences can view all factors for totally free.

Launching on Thursday 2nd April, plays in the present line-up consist of Richard Bean’s award-successful One particular Male Two Guvnors starring James Corden (2nd April) and Shakespeare’s Twelfth Night time, featuring Tamsin Greig as ‘Malvolia’ airing on 23rd April.

Other shows in the timetable so much consist of Sally Cookson’s stage adaptation of Charlotte Brontë’s Jane Eyre (9th April) and Bryony Lavery’s rework of Robert Louis Stevenson’s Treasure Island (16th April). Additional will be announced in thanks course.

Following the screenings, the plays will be obtainable to watch on demand from customers via the YouTube channel for 7 times.

Lisa Burger, Countrywide Theatre’s govt director and joint main govt, commented: “We have delved into the National Theatre Reside archive and curated a programme which is diversified from comedy to new dramas to classics so there is something for everyone to enjoy from their very own properties.

“We will be streaming every single creation at the identical time every week in get to recreate, the place attainable, the communal viewing encounter and we hope this will be an chance for persons to share their satisfaction with each other online.”

James Corden very first starred as 1 Person Two Guvnors’ direct character Francis Henshall in London’s Lyttelton Theatre in Could 2011. He gained a Tony Award for his performance the pursuing 12 months.