The National Theatre has announced a new initiative providing access to content online to serve audiences in their homes.

National Theatre at Home will allow audiences to stream live productions for free from YouTube, and students and teachers have access to the National Theatre Collection at home. The productions will then be available on- demand for seven days.

From Thursday, April 2 at 7pm, the first production to be broadcasted as part of the programme will be Richard’s Bean One Man Two Guvnors featuring a Tony Award-Winning performance from actor and comedian James Corden.

The initiative will also feature accompanying interactive content such as questions and answer sessions and post-streams talks with cast members and creative teams.

The National Theatre at Home will also include Sally Cookson’s stage adaptation of Charlotte Brontë’s Jane Eyre on April 9, Bryony Lavery’s adaptation of Robert Louis Stevenson’s Treasure Island on April 16, and Twelfth Night on April,23 featuring Tamsin Greig as Malvolia in Shakespeare's classic comedy, with further titles to be announced.

Lisa Burger, Executive Director and Joint Chief Executive said: “Our ambition at the National Theatre is to create work which is challenging, entertaining and inspiring and we’re committed to continuing that through these difficult times. We have delved into the National Theatre Live archive and curated a programme that’s varied from comedy to new dramas to classics so there is something for everyone to enjoy from their own homes. We hope this will be an opportunity for people to share their enjoyment online.”

Following the UK schools’ closures, pupils now studying at home will be able to access the National Theatre Collection remotely. The Collection includes high-quality recordings of 24 world-class productions, drawing from 10 years of NT Live broadcasts and never-released productions from the National Theatre’s Archive. It’s available now for free to pupils and teachers at state schools and state-funded further education colleges. Schools will be able to share log-in details with pupils to access the National Theatre Collection at home during this period.

The National Theatre is currently closed to audiences and performances won’t resume before July.

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