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James Cordon's much acclaimed One Man Two Guvnors to be first production

By Alison Cameron

James Cordon in One Man Two Guvnors.
James Cordon in One Man Two Guvnors.

As people are confined indoors, The National Theatre today announced a new initiative – National Theatre at Home.

This will provide access to content online to serve audiences in their homes. Audiences around the world can stream NT Live productions for free via YouTube, and students and teachers have access to the National Theatre Collection at home, delivered in partnership with Bloomsbury Publishing.

From Thursday, April 2, a number of productions previously screened in cinemas globally as a part of National Theatre Live will be made available to watch via the National Theatre’s YouTube channel.

The first production to be broadcast will be Richard Bean’s much acclaimed One Man Two Guvnors featuring a Tony Award-winning performance from James Corden.

Each production will be free and screened live every Thursday at 7pm and will then be available on demand for seven days. Alongside the streamed productions, National Theatre at Home will also feature accompanying interactive content such as Q&As with cast and creative teams and post-stream talks, with further details of this programme to be announced.

Working closely with YouTube, other productions streamed will include Sally Cookson’s stage adaptation of Charlotte Brontë’s Jane Eyre on April 9; Bryony Lavery’s adaptation of Robert Louis Stevenson’s Treasure Island on April 16, and Twelfth Night on April 23 featuring Tamsin Greig as Malvolia in Shakespeare's classic comedy, with further titles to be announced.

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