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.


Watch Now: Stage on Screen – BBC iPlayer shows you can see right now

UK TV License payers who have an iPlayer account can find a number of interesting shows which have either been filmed live or adapted for the screen.

Ranging from the much-acclaimed J’OUVERT and the RSC’s THE WINTER’S TALE to Katherine Parkinson’s interesting SITTING, the Lights Up collection has a dozen works for you to dip into during your time off. You can choose from shows which fit your time available – from 45minutes, or dive into a longer show which lasts up to three hours.

Whatever you choose – Enjoy!

Browse the collection here

Watch CONSTELLATIONS online until January 31st for half price!

Great news for anyone who missed this show in-person or online, or who fancies trying some acclaimed drama from the comfort of their own home this holiday season. All four casts of Michael Longhurst’s critically-acclaimed revival of Nick Payne’s CONSTELLATIONS are once again available to watch online until 31 January 2022, now with a 50% saving.

Home viewers can now watch one, or all, of the four star casts of this show on demand via the Donmar’s dedicated platform 

Four different casts take turns to journey through the multiverse and the infinite possibilities of a relationship; each refracting the play in their own unique way. The four casts are: Sheila Atim & Ivanno Jeremiah, Peter Capaldi & Zoë Wanamaker, Omari Douglas & Russell Tovey, and Anna Maxwell Martin & Chris O’Dowd.

Each production is now £7.50 to rent and households can watch the show for 24 hours from the time of purchase; or choose the multi buy of all 4 for £20, available for 14 days. Captioned and audio described versions are available in partnership with Stagetext and VocalEyes.


PHANTOM, LES MIS and SAIGON return to SkyArts for Christmas 2021 alongside Mackintosh profile

Sky Arts (channel 11) bring some of the most popular recorded stage shows to your home this Christmas. You can see LES MISERABLES – The Staged Concert on Christmas Eve at 7.30pm, THE PHANTOM OF THE OPERA at the Royal Albert Hall on 27th December at 4.15pm, and the 25th anniversary production of MISS SAIGON on 27th December at 10.00pm.

Sandwiched between those latter two will be Cameron Mackintosh – The First 50 Years, a profile of the noted producer, on 27 December at 7.00 pm.