Online channel Marquee TV has launched a joint streaming initiative with two leading UK arts organisations in response to the Covid-19 shutdown.
Together with the Royal Opera House and the Royal Shakespeare Company, the new initiative – entitled Every Night is Opening Night – will offer an enhanced programme of productions, including weekly premieres, as part of a virtual season.
RSC productions include Simon Godwin’s Hamlet starring Paapa Essiedu, Gregory Doran’s 2013 Richard II, with David Tennant in the title role, Doran’s 2016 production of the The Tempest starring Simon Russell Beale, Angus Jackson’s 2017 Coriolanus starring Sope Dirisu, and Christopher Luscombe’s 2017 production of Twelfth Night, with Adrian Edmondson and Kara Tointon.
Royal Opera House productions to premiere over the coming month will include La Traviata and Cavalleria Rusticana/Pagliacci.
Other available productions include Dominic Dromgoole’s Classic Spring season of Oscar Wilde plays as seen at the Vaudeville Theatre in the West End, the Donmar Warehouse’s all-female Shakespeare trilogy featuring Harriet Walter and Jade Anouka, and contemporary dance including Crystal Pite and Jonathon Young’s Betroffenheit.
There will also be shows from the Royal Ballet, Bolshoi Ballet and New York City Ballet, and operas from Glyndebourne and the Royal Opera House.
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