Streams and Webcasts

View our recommendations of the latest streams and webcasts from our theatre partners and friends and watch full performances of the very best of theatre at home.

Reasons To Be Cheerful - Graeae Theatre Company

Graeae's critically acclaimed box office hit musical Reasons To Be Cheerful will be available FREE, via online streaming on YouTube from Wednesday 3 June  to Monday 3 August.

Reasons To Be Cheerful played at Derby Theatre in September 2017 as part of a national tour and features the hits of Ian Dury and the Blockheads.

To get you in the mood you can listen to the new protest song, If it Can’t Be Right Then It Must Be Wrong, written for the show below...

Deafinitely Digital - Deafinitely Theatre

Deafinitely Theatre have launched Deafinitely Digital in a mission to bring theatre to people at a time when accessing live performance is not possible.

Grounded by George Brant

The Croft - Original Theatre Online

If you enjoyed or missed Original Theatre's The Croft starring Gwen Taylor here in January you can now stream the full show online (for a minimum donation of £2.50), along with The Habit of Art. 

Moving Bodies - Open Road Productions

Open Road Productions performed Moving Bodies in the Derby Theatre Studio in September 2018, and you'll now be able to view the show online for 7 days from Friday 24 April, 7:30pm.

Moving Bodies follows the story of one brave man, Bernard Roberts, turning from soldier to grave digger in the hope of giving his fellow fallen comrades a peaceful place to rest.

Adapted from real life accounts, this one man show combines immersive story telling with a mix of trench humour, old war time songs and an original soundscape, to tell this darkly comic, touching story.

Written by Daniel Ellis and Adam Horvath
Starring Adam Horvath
Designed and Directed by Daniel Ellis

What The Butler Saw and Other Archive Recordings- Curve, Leicester 

Curve are sharing archive recordings of Made at Curve productions, next up is the 2017 Made at Curve and Theatre Royal Bath co-production of Joe Orton’s contemporary classic, What The Butler Saw.

What the Butler Saw was Orton’s final play, completed just a month before his untimely death. 

The captioned archive recording is available for the duration of the lockdown, along with Memoirs of an Asian Football Casual and The Importance of Being Earnest.

National Theatre at Home. Enjoy world-class theatre while we’re closed

National Theatre at home

The National Theatre are streaming a different production each week.

This week, Barber Shop Chronicles, a co-production with Fuel and Leeds Playhouse, is streaming for free until 7pm UK time on Thursday 21 May 2020.

Graeae Theatre Company - Crisps Without Constraints

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Every week, Graeae will be posting an accessible new monologue written/read by a Deaf or disabled artist, a BSL interpreted podcast and a picture from their archive. Check out their new digital lockdown programme!

Flesh by Anita Kelly

Suitable for ages 16+ (contains strong language and themes of an adult nature). Audio described and captioned.

Read by Francesca Mills. Directed by Nickie Miles-Wildin.

Northern Broadsides - Digital Squad

Northern Broadsides Theatre Company were set to present their latest production, Quality Street, at Derby Theatre before the lockdown.

They have launched a new digital arts hub, featuring videos from the Quality Street acting company, that responds to the global crisis we are going through.

by Sophie Mercell of the Quality Street Company

A short hopeful film about taking inspiration from the nature around us, and using this time to reset the speed in which we live our lives. 

by Claire Hackett of the Quality Street Company

In a series of amusing and touching snapshots, a grandmother tries to connect with her daughter.
This short piece touches on a very human subject matter in a time when connection is more necessary than ever.

by Dario Coates of the Quality Street Company

Whilst waiting for a customer, Matt questions his value as a ‘Key Worker’.

1623 Theatre Company - Romeo & Juliet/ Queer Lady M from Lockdown

1623 Learning's new adaptation of Romeo & Juliet for schools was going to take place at the Martin Harris Centre in Manchester UK this month. Not wanting teachers and students to miss out, the brilliant team have reworked moments from the show as videos and photos in their own homes and on their daily exercise outings. 

Follow #RJdistance for reworked moments from the show.

1623 should also be on a national tour of QUEER LADY M - a fabulous fusion of autobiography and Shakespeare that explores the relationship between genderfluid artist Shane Gabriel and fierce queen Lady Macbeth.

Follow 1623 Theatre Company on Facebook for a series of videos of stripped-back moments from the show recreated at home. 

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