Drama in Lockdown
Drama students at QEH do not let lockdown stifle their creativity. The show must, and does, go on! Students have been writing and performing their own monologues reflecting their lockdown experiences and further developing characters they have performed in pre lockdown productions.
The Drama department is providing weekly updates on online theatre experiences and world class productions being streamed by theatre companies around the world. Students and their families also have access to Digital Drama +, an online platform of over 450 theatre productions, plus interviews, workshops and documentaries.
This week's online theatre highlights include:
The National Theatre
The National Theatre is continuing to stream a new play every Thursday evening from 7.00pm which is then available for a week.
They have just released details of forthcoming productions:
Small Island, an adaptation of Andrea Levy’s novel traces the history between Jamaica and the UK from World War II to 1948. It is directed by Rufus Norris and adapted by Helen Edmundson. This will be available from 18 June.
A Midsummer Night’s Dream will be streaming from 25 June starring Game of Thrones actor Gwendoline Christie.
Lorraine Hansberry’s Les Blancs is an illuminating and powerful work that confronts the hope and tragedy of revolution. This will be available from 2 July.
The final two productions will be Terence Rattigan’s The Deep Blue Sea, starring Helen McCrory from 9 July, and Peter Shaffer’s Amadeus from 16 July.
A Sonnet A Day
Sir Patrick Stewart is performing a different Shakespearean a sonnet a day. He is perhaps best known to younger audience as X-Men’s professor Charles Xavier. Available on YouTube.
What The Butler Saw
The Leicester Curve have made their production of Joe Orton’s What the Butler Saw available. It stars Rufus Hound. This production contains some strong language.