Theatre at the cinema and online
From time to time, theatres like the National do live broadcasts of plays to cinemas around the country. Cinemas in our area screening National Theatre broadcasts are the Newbury Vue, Newbury Corn Exchange, Basingstoke Odeon, Henley Regal Picturehouse, Didcot Cineworld and Oxford Phoenix Picturehouse. Check with your local cinema to see if they're screening the productions. Times shown are at Newbury Vue and Corn Exchange; for non-live showings, times at other locations may differ.
The theatres have turned to making live broadcast recordings of plays available online rather than in cinemas.
Good Grief, now to 15th April, online
Good Grief is a romantic comedy about grief. Sharp, funny, brutal, irreverent and quintessentially British.
At a time when the theatre world is faltering, with theatres closed and jobs cut, this online filmed production sees the convergence of a new theatre and screen team to create a theatrical format which will stream online and be downloadable worldwide, giving employment to the industry.
Good Grief was rehearsed on Zoom, then filmed in a studio adhering to all Covid protocols.
Tickets are £15 plus £1.50 booking fee.
You can subscribe to the National Theatre at Home's large collection of recorded plays, available online, for £99.98 a year or £9.98 a month. You can also rent from a smaller selection of plays for three days for £7.99.
The Globe Theatre
The Globe have got huge numbers of recordings of their live Shakespeare productions to rent at £4.99