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Gillian Anderson plays Blanche DuBois in the critically acclaimed Young Vic and Joshua Andrews co-production of Tennessee Williams' A Streetcar Named Desire. Available to 28 May at 7pm UK time.
This House - A timely, moving and funny insight into the workings of 1970s British politics by James Graham. Streaming from 28 May at 7pm, UK time.
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A Streetcar Named Desire
Gillian Anderson plays Blanche DuBois in the critically acclaimed Young Vic production of Tennessee Williams' classic play.
Streaming now until 28 May.
A timely, moving and funny insight into the workings of 1970s British politics by James Graham.
Streaming from 7pm Thursday 28 May until 4 June.
This Donmar Warehouse production features Tom Hiddleston in the title role of Shakespeare’s searing and political revenge tragedy.
Streaming from 7pm Thursday 4 June until 11 June.
One Man, Two Guvnors
Featuring a Tony Award-winning performance from James Corden as Francis Henshall in this hilarious West End and Broadway hit.
Streamed from 2 to 9 April.
This bold and innovative reimagining of Charlotte Brontë’s masterpiece uncovers one woman’s fight for freedom and fulfilment on her own terms.
Streamed from 9 to 16 April.
Robert Louis Stevenson’s story of murder, money and mutiny is brought to life in this thrilling stage adaptation. Featuring Arthur Darvill as Long John Silver.
Streamed from 16 to 23 April.
Where music is the food of love, and nobody is quite what they seem, anything proves possible in Shakespeare's classic comedy. Featuring Tamsin Greig as Malvolia.
Streamed from 23 to 30 April.
Academy Award®-winner Danny Boyle directs Benedict Cumberbatch and Jonny Lee Miller, alternating the roles of Frankenstein and his creation.
Streamed from 30 April to 8 May.
Antony & Cleopatra
The acclaimed, sold-out production directed by Simon Godwin, with Ralph Fiennes and Sophie Okonedo as the fated lovers.
Streamed from 7 to 14 May.
Barber Shop Chronicles
A never-before-seen archive recording of Inua Ellams’ smash-hit play, about the places where banter is barbed, and the truth is telling.
Streamed from 14 to 21 May.
How can I see more filmed live plays like those you’ve put on YouTube?
The plays streaming for free on YouTube were filmed live on stage by National Theatre Live which is the broadcast arm of the National Theatre. We capture some of the best British plays and share them to cinema screens around the world.
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Photography of Coriolanus, This House and A Streetcar Named Desire by John Persson, Barber Shop Chronicles by Marc Brenner, poster image for Barber Shop Chronicles by Dean Chalkley, Antony & Cleopatra by Johan Persson, Frankenstein by Catherine Ashmore, Twelfth Night by Marc Brenner, Treasure Island by Johan Persson, Jane Eyre by Manuel Harlan, One Man, Two Guvnors by Johan Persson and Small Island by Brinkhoff-Moegenburg.