The show must go on(line) part 3…

Like all good franchises, this series is back for another instalment! It could run and run…

Following Government advice The Elgiva is now closed; to keep you ticking over until we can welcome you back through our doors, we have rounded up A THIRD carefully-curated selection of theatrical and musical treats you can enjoy from home – so #staysafestayhome and soak up some incredible shows online…

Check out part 1 of our suggestions HERE and part 2 HERE.


National Theatre At Home

Tom Hiddleston in <i>Coriolanus</i>

OK, I know we have mentioned this before, but it’s so good, I am mentioning it again. NT Live is showcasing a wonderful range of plays, releasing one each week at 7pm on Thursdays. They are free to view and each is available for seven days.

Over the coming weeks you can expect a variety of brilliant plays, including:

Available now – James Graham’s thrilling political drama, This House. It had two sold-out runs at the National Theatre and a West End run.

4 June – Shakespeare’s Coriolanus. Don’t miss Tom Hiddleston’s incredible performance in this Donmar Warehouse production.

CLICK HERE TO VISIT.


Glyndebourne Open House

Don Giovanni: 'Là ci darem la mano' ('There you will give me your ...

Can’t go to Glyndebourne? Well, let Glyndebourne come to you! A new opera released free to stream for week every Sunday at 5pm. Don Giovanni is available right now, and coming soon:

7 June – Così fan tutte by Mozart

14 June – Vanessa by Barber

21 June – Rinaldo by Handel

CLICK HERE TO VISIT.


Broadway Musicals from The Lincoln Center

Carousel

Available to stream in the UK, the “Broadway Fridays” series will kick off on 5 June, streaming Rodgers and Hammerstein’s Carousel. This will be followed by Douglas Carter Beane’s The Nance, and James Lapine’s Act One. Their YouTube channel has a whole host of other goodies, too.

CLICK HERE TO VISIT.


Bristol Old Vic

The Grinning Man

Bristol Old Vic has announced that it will stream three shows for nothing over the coming six weeks. Each show will be launched on the Bristol Old Vic’s website on Friday evenings at 7pm and will be available for a week.

29 May – Messiah, directed by the venue’s artistic director Tom Morris. Transforms Handel’s composition into a stage production, it features performances from soloists Catherine Wyn Rogers and Julia Doyle, The Erebus Ensemble, The English Concert and actor Jamie Beddard.

7 June – A Monster Calls, adapted from Patrick Ness’ novel.

26 June – The Grinning Man, the hit musical based on Victor Hugo’s The Man Who Laughs, penned by Carl Grose with music by Tim Phillips and Marc Teitler.

Further titles are set to be announced.

CLICK HERE TO VISIT.


Opera North

Opera North Ring Cycle On-Line | Wagner's Ring

Lots of delights on their YouTube channel, from short orchestral jollies to full-on Wagner.

CLICK HERE TO VISIT.


Hamilton

Hamilton

This one isn’t free, you’ll need Disney Plus, but it does mean you can be in the room where it happens! A filmed version of the original award-winning Broadway production created by and starring Lin-Manuel Miranda, which tells the story of Founding Father Alexander Hamilton. Disney Plus is £5.99/month, but it does offer a free seven-day trial. Hamilton drops on 3 July, so get the date in your diary! (The Mandalorian is pretty cool, too.)

CLICK HERE TO VISIT.


Glastonbury Festival Online

Camp out in the sitting room and enjoy some spectacular Glasto highlights. Later this month, BBC Two, BBC Four and BBC iPlayer will show classic Glastonbury performances in full from some of the biggest artists in the history of the festival, including Adele (2016), Beyoncé (2011), David Bowie (2000), which will be the first time that performance has ever been broadcast in full on television, Coldplay (2016) and Jay-Z (2008). There will also be a pop-up BBC Glastonbury channel.

CLICK TO VISIT.


101 Things To Do In Lockdown

50 things to do while your stuck inside

A great list from Time Out In. For when you fancy something a little bit different…

CLICK TO VISIT.


Buckinghamshire In 100 Objects

And don’t forget to take part in shaping our county’s legacy!

CLICK TO VISIT.


Lockdown Stories

Read – and submit – lockdown stories from all sorts of writers and would-be writers in Buckinghamshire.

CLICK TO VISIT.

2nd June 2020

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