Hampstead Theatre has announced that, in collaboration with the Guardian, it will re-release the live-stream recordings of three past productions, including Mike Bartlett’s Wild and Beth Steel’s Wonderland, for free.
The announcement comes following the closure of its building on March 16 due to the coronavirus outbreak.
As part of the #HampsteadTheatreAtHome series, these productions will be released over three consecutive weeks. The first production will be Wild, Bartlett’s play inspired by the case of whistleblower Edward Snowden, which was staged at the theatre in 2016 in a production directed by James Macdonald. This will be available from 10am on March 30 to 10pm on April 5.
The following week will see the release of Wonderland, Steel’s play about the miners’ strike, staged in 2014 in a production directed by the theatre’s previous artistic director, Edward Hall. It will be available from April 6-12.
The third production will be Howard Brenton’s 2013 play Drawing the Line, directed by Howard Davies. It will be available from April 13-19.
All three productions were originally live streamed from Hampstead Theatre and made available to watch on the Guardian’s website, followed by an on-demand service. The re-released recordings will be available to watch on both the Guardian and Hampstead Theatre websites.
Last week, Hampstead Theatre re-released its production of Lauren Gunderson’s I and You, starring Game of Thrones’ Maisie Williams, on Instagram’s mobile video platform IGTV.