Lockdown has led to a boom in audiences for digital work. Natasha Tripney has chosen the best international productions streaming now
Russian director Yury Butusov’s production of The Good Person of Szechwan was seen in the UK at the Barbican Centre last year. His four-hour production of Chekhov’s play for the Satirikon Theatre is available to watch online.
Available at: stagerussia.com/the-seagull
Stéphane Braunschweig’s 2018 production of Moliere’s comedy for France’s Théâtre de l’Odéon stars Claude Duparfait as Arnolphe.
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This absurdist satire by the Kosovar playwright Jeton Neziraj, written in vivid, heightened style, explores what happens when a gay couple apply to get married in a small Balkan town. It was presented in the UK as a reading as part of the Global Queer Plays season at the Arcola Theatre in London in 2018.
Russia’s prestigious Vakhtangov State Academic Theatre’s adaptation of two books by the Jewish, Lithuanian writer Grigory Kanovich is a surreal, poetic and mesmeric piece, steeped in melancholy for a world that would soon be erased. Photo: Miasnikov Valery
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Running until May 15, the festival features a programme of 25 productions from leading international companies including the Schaubühne and TR Warszawa, and the Stanislavsky Electrotheatre. Highlights include Katie Mitchell’s Orlando and Returning to Reims with Nina Hoss, pictured above.
Available at: thetheatretimes.com