Nicola Walker in discussion from the National Theatre- for free* (*donations welcome – if you can afford to)

Nicola Walker, photo courtesy National Theatre website

On Monday 23rd May at 4.00pm you can hear actors Nicola Walker and Iwan Davies reflect on the rewards and challenges of performing in Emlyn Williams’ THE CORN IS GREEN, currently at the National Theatre, in a 60-minute discussion chaired by Fiona Mountford. 

If you wish to attend in person you can book here . Tickets are £10/£5 concessions.

However, there is also the option to join the discussion online for free.

You can book your free online ticket here

And if you miss the live talk, or can’t make it at that time, you can catch up using the same link you will receive when you register online for the talk.

The National says “We have made the live-stream of this NT talk free so it can be enjoyed by as many people as possible. If you can, please make a donation to keep our events open and accessible to all. Together we can shape a bright, creative future.
To donate, please visit https://tickets.nationaltheatre.org.uk/donate/q/talks-and-events
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THE CORN IS GREEN by Emlyn Williams runs at the National Theatre until 11 June 2022. For more information visit https://www.nationaltheatre.org.uk/shows/the-corn-is-green


TROUBLE IN MIND cast talking on Instagram this Friday

This Friday 21st January at 1.00pm GMT you can catch an Instagram Live talk by two of the stars of the National Theatre’s production of TROUBLE IN MIND, the incomparable Tanya Moodie and Rory Keenan.

They will be talking about the show, their roles, and giving insights into the actor’s life, as well as taking some of your questions.

This talk is, like many others from the National, a free to attend event but they do ask that those who are financially bale make a contribution which they feel is affordable. This helps towards funding future events.

You can find the donation page here

You can find the National’s Instagram page here


Your chance to explore Broadway’s historic Theatres!

Here’s another interesting free (donations requested) online event happening on Thursday 27th January at 6.30pm GMT from Kensington and Chelsea Libraries and presented by Anthony Robins. For any of our friends joining from New York itself, your local start time is 1.30pm.

BEHIND THE BRIGHT LIGHTS: The Fabulous Broadway Theatres is presented by architectural author Anthony Robins and will definitely be worth a watch.

Visitors to New York invariably find their way to the Broadway theatre, drawn by long-running musicals, showy imports, and occasional straight plays.

What many never realize is that Broadway offers another artistic and historical resource that is unique to New York City: the theatres themselves.

With three-quarters of a century of history behind them, the forty surviving theatres are largely intact, and stand as stunning works of art in themselves, as well as monuments to the lively history of American theatre.

This will be a Zoom webinar. All those who book will get the LINK TO JOIN 24hrs and on the day of the event.

Register to attend here


Orange Tree’s four-star WHILE THE SUN SHINES offers opportunities to view in January online

Those who were not able to get to see the Orange Tree’s excellent production of Rattigan’s biggest hit should be gearing up to buy tickets to stream this acclaimed production from home. Tickets start from £15. This production reunites the majority of the excellent cast seen in the Orange Tree’s first run of this production in mid-2019.

The Orange Tree’s On-demand service means that you can watch online any time from Friday 21 January at 7.30pm GMT to Monday 24 January at 11.59pm GMT.

The performance runs approximately 2 hours and 25 minutes. Captioning and audio description are also available.

The show is highly-recommended. You can read my four-star review of the 2019 production here.

Book for WHILE THE SUN SHINES here


Watch Now: Bristol Old Vic’s A CHRISTMAS CAROL free online until January 1st

Anyone missing theatre this Christmas can enjoy this lovely production from the comfort and safety of their own homes.

The theatre’s top-notch production of Dickens’ A CHRISTMAS CAROL is available for free on the theatre’s YouTube channel

Following record-breaking runs in 2018 and 2019, their smash-hit adaptation of Dickens’ timeless tale is back, premiering for the first time on YouTube.

The turkeys are hanging in the butchers shop on Gloucester Road, the Christmas Steps are decked with holly, but Christmas Eve is a bleak night for miserly money-lender Ebenezer Scrooge. Before the night is through, he is visited by four ghosts who show him chilling portraits of his past, present and future. As the sun rises, will he come to see the bitter truth of his selfish life, learning kindness, compassion and, ultimately, the true meaning of Christmas? Join Bob Cratchit, Tiny Tim and Scrooge himself in this riot of music and theatrical imagination, to find out.

★ ★ ★ ★ A clever, witty captivatingly fresh look at Charles Dickens -The Stage

Running time: 2 hour 15 mins (inc. very short interval)

Age guidance: 7+

Let’s remember, theatre doesn’t get made for nothing, and if you are able to make a donation to the theatre in return for your viewing, then I would strongly encourage you to give what you can. Even if it’s just a pound or two, everything you donate helps them to create more theatre for us all to enjoy in the future.

Find the show by using the link below or clicking here

Find out more about the show: https://bristololdvic.org.uk/christma…

To support Bristol Old Vic: https://bristololdvic.org.uk/donate-c… Or text BOV and your donation amount to 70085. (Texts cost your donation amount plus one standard network rate message.)