Barking’s Broadway Theatre has announced it will live stream its autumn season online, including a new play starring Shameless actor Ciaran Griffiths and stand-up from Mock the Week comedian Andi Osho.
The live streaming will cost £2.99 per show and will be run by technology company Ipercast, which organised a similar project for the Camden Fringe 2011 festival.
The new adult comedy about bouncers, called Doormen, is written by actor and writer Andy McHugh and will star Kirsty Leigh Porter alongside Griffiths, as well as cameo performances from the cast of The Only Way Is Essex. The show will run from September 24 to 29.
New play Airport, which is written and directed by Ben Lyons Ross will also run over the same dates.
Osho will perform her stand-up comedy act about dating, All The Single Ladies, on November 17 and local comedian Manos K will appear from October 25 to 26 in his show called Tales of an Immigrant.
As part of the theatre’s Bond week programme, which will celebrate the 50th anniversary of the James Bond franchise, the London Ballet Company will perform 00 and His 7 from September 23 to 29.
The Broadway will also put on free foyer performances during the intervals of some shows, including offerings from local dance and singing groups and installation art displays.
This is the first season that the theatre will be run by the London Borough of Barking and Dagenham Council in partnership with Barking and Dagenham College, since the Broadway Theatre Trust ceased trading from July 31.
It is expected that a new trust will be formed to take over the management of the theatre from next spring.