The National Theatre has announced that two new filmed productions have been added to its streaming service National Theatre at Home: the Young Vic’s Cat on a Hot Tin Roof and the National Theatre and Out of Joint’s co-production Consent.
The Young Vic’s 2017 West End production of Cat on a Hot Tin Roof was directed by Benedict Andrews (A Streetcar Named Desire) with Sienna Miller (21 Bridges, American Woman) as Maggie, Jack O’Connell (Unbroken, Trial by Fire) as Brick and Colm Meaney (Gangs of London) as Big Daddy. Tennessee Williams’ searing, poetic story of a family’s fight for survival is a twentieth century masterpiece.
Nina Raine’s play Consent premiered in the Dorfman theatre in 2017, a co-production between the National Theatre and Out of Joint. Following a sold-out run at the National Theatre, it transferred to the Harold Pinter Theatre in 2018. The acclaimed production of this challenging and funny play features the original cast including Anna Maxwell Martin (Motherland, The Personal History of David Copperfield) and Daisy Haggard (Breeders, Back to Life).
Also announced today, as part of the NT’s partnership with Bloomberg Philanthropies to broaden access to world-leading institutions and offerings is the National Theatre’s guide on the Bloomberg Connects app. The NT becomes the first performing arts organisation join the app which provides access to museums, galleries, and cultural spaces around the world anytime through digital guides, content from artists, curators, and experts. Launching today, the National Theatre’s guide on the app includes exclusive content including introductions from NT Joint Chief Executives Rufus Norris and Lisa Burger, interviews with NT Associates, an interview with Romeo & Juliet film adapter and associate director Emily Burns, That Black Theatre podcast episodes and a new, exclusive ‘backstage tour’ of the National Theatre, showcasing the historic building and recreating the in-person backstage tours. The app is available to download for free on the Apple Store or Google Play.
Lisa Burger, Executive Director and Joint Chief Executive of the National Theatre, said: “We’ve been thrilled with the audience response from around the world to the first three months of National Theatre at Home. This month sees two more fantastic productions on the NT’s streaming platform – shows that sold out in the West End and the NT – and it’s wonderful to be able to provide these on demand. We’re also very pleased to be launching our guide on the Bloomberg Connects app, as part of our partnership with Bloomberg as supporters of National Theatre at Home. For the NT, it’s essential that access to arts and culture is as widely available as we can make it and never more so than during this period of lockdown and closure. This free app gives audiences exclusive content and insight to a range of international arts organisations and it’s brilliant that the National Theatre is featured as well. The virtual backstage tour is very exciting. We so wish we could welcome audiences back into our building and this helps to make that possible, even if only digitally for now.”
National Theatre at Home is available now at ntathome.com, with single titles available from £5.99 – £8.99, a monthly subscription for £9.99 or a yearly subscription for £99.99.