Get your theatre fix online with these shows and concerts which are streaming over the next week.
With lockdown continuing, here’s our selection of shows available to watch over the next seven days.
Here are our top picks…
The Secret Society of Leading Ladies
The Barn Theatre - 22 February 2021 - 7 March 2021 - Get tickets
The Secret Society of Leading Ladies is an innovative musical theatre event that puts viewers in total control. Featuring 14 stars of the West End, over the course of the concert, the viewer will be presented with 5 ‘Choose Your Player’ screens, which prompts them to decide the character they wish to introduce next. The concert has over 150 combinations for the viewer to choose from. Get tickets here.
The Road to Prominence concert
Thespie - 26 February 2021 - 29 February 2021 - Get tickets
Marking Black History Month in the US, the show will celebrate Black musical theatre creators, from the early twentieth century to today, including performances and interviews with leading UK theatre performers. Proceeds will go to Black Lives Matter UK. The filmed concert is directed by Dominic Powell whose musical Cases is featured in the concert, alongside works such as The Wiz, The Color Purple, Ain’t Misbehavin’, and Shuffle Along. The cast includes Zoe Birkett, Adrian Hansel, Waylon Jacobs, Aisha Jawando, Bobby Little, Maiya Quansah-Breed, Alex Thomas-Smith and Andrew Patrick-Walker. Get tickets here.
Gatsby A Musical concert
Webgig - 26 February 2021 - 28 February 2021 - Get tickets
West End stars will unite for an online concert revival of Gatsby A Musical at Cadogan Hall. Ross William Wild and Jodie Steele, will take on the famed roles of Jay Gatsby and Daisy Buchanan. The new concert production also stars Emma Williams as Myrtle Wilson, Liam Doyle as Tom Buchannan, and Joe Frost as George Wilson. Further casting includes Blake Patrick Anderson, Chanice Alexander Burnett, Lauren Chinery, Robert Grose, Oliver Mawdsley and Tristan Pegg. Get tickets here.
The Color Purple
Curve Leicester - 16 February 2021 - 7 March 2021 - Get tickets
A special concert version of Curve and Birmingham Hippodrome’s original co-production of The Color Purple is currently streaming. The cast will be led by T’Shan Williams as Celie, with Danielle Fiamanya as Nettie, Karen Mavundukure as Sofia, Ako Mitchell as Mister and Simon Anthony Rhoden as Harpo. Also returning to Curve is Carly Mercedes Dyer, who played Anita in the acclaimed Made at Curve production of West Side Story. Carly will join the cast as Shug Avery. Get tickets here.
West End Musical Drive In concerts
stream.theatre - 19 February 2021 - 21 March 2021 - Get tickets
The West End Musical Drive In is going digital with a series of online musical concerts. The first of its kind in the UK, West End Musical Drive In is a much-loved and unique series of immersive concerts, which last year provided many performers with their first live opportunity to perform during the pandemic. Now you have the chance to relive all the performances with five special concerts. A different concert will be available to stream each week from Friday, 19 February to Sunday, 21 March. Get tickets here.
The Sorcerer’s Apprentice
stream.theatre - 26 February 2021 - 14 March 2021 - Get tickets
New British musical The Sorcerer’s Apprentice will hold its world premiere online from Southwark Playhouse. The piece offers up a gender-swapped twist on the classic poem by Johann Wolfgang von Goethe, which also inspired the Dukas symphony in Disney’s Fantasia. Written by Richard Hough with music and orchestrations from Ben Morales Frost, the cast will feature Tom Bales, Nicola Blackman, Dawn Hope, Mary Moore, Marc Pickering, Ryan Pidgen, Yazdan Qafouri, Vicki Lee Taylor, Kayleigh Thadani and David Thaxton. Get tickets here.
Songs For A New World
stream.theatre - 22 February 2021 - 28 February 2021 - Get tickets
2020's online production of Songs For A New World is streaming again! The virtual production of Jason Robert Brown’s song cycle stars Cedric Neal, Rachel John, Rachel Tucker and Ramin Karimloo and introduces Shem Omari James. Originally streaming last July, the show will be made available to watch again online via stream.theatre until 28 February Get tickets here.
Southwark Playhouse - Get tickets
Originally filmed in November 2020, a concert version of the hit musical is currently streaming. The cast features Luke Bayer (Jamie New in Everybody’s Talking About Jamie), Aoife Clesham (Peter Pan international tour), Alex James Ellison (The Secret Garden), Dan Buckley (Ferris, Eugenius!) and Hiba Elchikhe (Princess Jasmine, Disney’s Aladdin) Fiver features a book, music and lyrics by Alex James Ellison and Tom Lees who also direct the concert with Lees the show’s musical director. Set design comes from Justin Williams, stage management by Jack Evans and live stream operation by Bartek Podkowa. Get tickets here.
The Theatre Channel
The Theatre Cafe - Get tickets
This online musical web series currently has five episodes available to stream. Each 30 minute show features fabulous performances from stars of the West End including Tarinn Callender, Carrie Hope Fletcher, Oliver Ormson, Matt Henry MBE, Lucie Jones, Jenna Russell, Linzi Hateley, Bradley Jaden, Ria Jones, Trevor Dion Nicholas, Cassidy Janson, Rachel John and Zizi Strallen Get tickets here.
Southwark Playhouse - Get tickets
Before After is a rehearsed reading of a brand new musical love story by Stuart Matthew Price and Timothy Knapman, starring real-life husband and wife duo Rosalie Craig (Company, London Road, wonder.land) and Hadley Fraser (City of Angels, The Vote, Young Frankenstein, The Antipodes). Ami (Rosalie Craig) meets Ben (Hadley Fraser) by a tree on a beautiful hillside. She recognises him instantly: they were once very much in love. But Ben doesn’t remember her at all. What went so terribly wrong in the past, and is there a chance that, in the present, these two lovers might just find their happy ever after, after all? Get tickets here.