Watch Now for Families: Little Angel Theatre’s MOON RIVER

The excellent Little Angel Theatre are offering another show for free online until 30th September

The song Moon River received an Academy Award for Best Original Song for its performance by Audrey Hepburn in the film BREAKFAST AT TIFFANY’S in 1961.

Here, in Tim Hopgood’s illustrated edition, a little girl goes on a magical journey along the Moon River, which flows from her bedroom out into the big wide world.

Hopgood’s illustrations will be brought to life with design by Alison Alexander, and new recordings of the songs by Barb Jungr and Jenny Carr. The team will be working together to create the shows remotely, following social distancing guidelines.

The show lasts about four minutes and is suitable for younger children.

Although this show is free to watch, please consider making a donation to the Little Angel Theatre which does vital work in helping younger children to access and experience the joy of theatre.

Watch MOON RIVER here

This is an adaptation of one book in Tim Hopgood’s classic songbook series. You can also watch a show featuring another song/book in this series, WHAT A WONDERFUL WORLD, by clicking here


Credits:

A Little Angel Theatre Production


Designed by Alison Alexander
Performed and filmed by Alison Alexander and Chris Mason
Music performed by Barb Jungr and Jenny Carr
Recordings mixed by Jonathan Lee

Moon River
Composed by Henry Mancini and Johnny Mercer
By permission of SONY/ATV Music

Artwork © Tim Hopgood, published by Oxford University Press.

Watch Now for Families: Little Angel Theatre’s WHAT A WONDERFUL WORLD

The excellent Little Angel Theatre are offering another show for free online until 30th September

What a Wonderful World brings to life the much loved song in a story which encourages little ones to see the beauty of the world and to love other people. Huffington Post said of the book, ‘Hopgood does the impossible and makes a song as ubiquitous as What a Wonderful World feel fresh again’.

Hopgood’s illustrations are brought to life with design by Alison Alexander, and new recordings of the songs by Barb Jungr and Jenny Carr. The team worked together to create the shows remotely, following social distancing guidelines.

The show lasts about four minutes and is suitable for younger children.

Although this show is free to watch, please consider making a donation to the Little Angel Theatre which does vital work in helping younger children to access and experience the joy of theatre.

Watch WHAT A WONDERFUL WORLD here

This is an adaptation of one book in Tim Hopgood’s classic songbook series. You can also watch a show featuring another song/book in this series, MOON RIVER, by clicking here


Credits:

A Little Angel Theatre Production

Designed by Alison Alexander
Performed and filmed by Alison Alexander and Chris Mason
Music performed by Barb Jungr and Jenny Carr
Recordings mixed by Jonathan Lee

What a Wonderful World
Composed by George Weiss and Robert Thiele
By permission of Concord and Round Hill Carlin

Artwork © Tim Hopgood, published by Oxford University Press.

Watch Now for Families: Little Angel Theatre’s WHEN…

The excellent Little Angel Theatre are offering another show for free online until 30th September

“When I grow up I want to be clever and funny, wild and free”.

In WHEN… one little bear shares his hopes and dreams. Determined to explore the world yet stay true to himself, he heads off on an inspirational adventure.

This adaptation of Emma Dodd‘s picture book has been created by Pinwheel Theatre in association with Little Angel Theatre.

The show lasts about seven minutes and is suitable for younger children.

Although this show is free to watch, please consider making a donation to the Little Angel Theatre which does vital work in helping younger children to access and experience the joy of theatre.

Show Credits:

A Pinwheel Theatre production, in association with Little Angel Theatre.

Directed and performed by Lori Hopkins
Assistant Puppeteer Chris Nayak
Music and Sound Design by Bethany Kay Hopkins
Designed and Made by Naomi Oppenheim

Special thanks to Emma Dodd and Templar Books.


Watch Now: New York Lincoln Center’s THE NANCE – and a Bonus!

Douglas Carter Beane’s acclaimed Tony Award-nominated play The Nance, produced by Lincoln Center Theater, stars stage and screen actor Nathan Lane. The play tells of a headline “nance” in the twilight of New York burlesque’s era living and working in the secretive and dangerous world of 1930s New York.

Nathan Lane gives the performance of a lifetime as Chauncey Miles, who faces a changing world and his own self-loathing in 1930s New York. The play tells the story of a headline nance (a parody of a gay man) in the twilight of New York burlesque’s era, who is homosexual. Integrating burlesque sketches into his drama, Douglas Carter Beane paints the portrait of a homosexual man, living and working in the secretive and dangerous gay world of 1930s New York, whose outrageous antics on the burlesque stage stand in marked contrast to his offstage life.

With a touching love story at its core, the Tony Award-nominated play is also a fond and funny tribute to the golden age of burlesque. The play received five Tony Award nominations, including a Best Actor nod for Lane. In addition, the cast boasts Tony Award-winner Cady Huffman, Lewis J. Stadlen, Jenni Barber, and Jonny Orsini.

This recording of the 2014 production is available now, in fair quality from a third party source (as the Lincoln Center version is promoted but seems to be unavailable, despiet being announced back in June).

Although this production is free to watch, please strongly consider making a donation to the Lincoln Center to enable it to reopen after this crisis has passed.

You can watch THE NANCE here

EXTRA BONUS – You can watch an After-show Discussion with Nathan Lane here

Thanks to the YouTube poster who made this possible.


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Watch Now: The Finborough’s DEATH OF A HUNTER

“When we die, what do we leave behind?”

Seen onstage in 2018, the Finborough’s UK and English language premiere of DEATH OF A HUNTER is now available to watch for free online until Wednesday 7th October.

Presented as a tribute to German playwright Rolf Hochhuth who died in May, DEATH OF A HUNTER is the fourth play by Hochhuth presented at the Finborough. This production opened on the author’s 87th birthday. As part of the Finborough’s own 40th birthday celebrations, the play stars Edmund Dehn who also appeared in the Finborough’s very first production back in 1980.

Unable to write anymore, Ernest Hemingway fights his last and loneliest battle as he tries to find the courage to commit suicide. He confronts his demons, questions old certainties and comes face to face with the ghosts of his past…

Clinically, precisely, harrowingly and in real time, radical German playwright Hochhuth explores the final hour in the life of an American icon, examining the cult of celebrity, the trappings of fame and “the ultimate futility with which we are all cursed and ‘blessed’”.

The show received many four-star notices and lasts approximately one hour. There is no guidance listed for this production.

Although this production is free to watch, please strongly consider making a donation to Finborough Theatre to enable it to reopen after this crisis has passed.

You can watch DEATH OF A HUNTER here