Rent or gift plays in exciting new National Theatre initiative

The National Theatre has always been a provider of quality British theatre, with productions which have been praised around the world. With the advent of NTLive in 2009, audiences outside of London had their first chance to see shows streamed (and then re-broadcast) direct from the National’s amply-equipped stages.

Now, in a logical extension of access to all, and a fitting response to the changes in ways of engagement with audiences globally, the National has today launched National Theatre at home.

You can subscribe, rent or gift plays from their repertoire, with new plays being made available each month, including what promises to be some fascinating choices from their extensive show archive.

Subscriptions cost £9.98 a month, or £99.98 for a whole year (a saving of almost £20). Subscription offers unlimited play viewings, and access to backstage and extra content not otherwise available. Individual plays can be rented from £5.99 each, and have a 72-hour time window to watch the plays within.

I must admit that I jumped in straight away, gifting Lucy Kirkwood’s fascinating MOSQUITOES (starring Olivia Colman) to two American friends. Only £5.99 each! What a bargain….

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