National Theatre Shares Exceptional Theater with Students at Home, and With the Rest of Us
02 April 2020

Encompassing dozens of stage scintillating performances from the last decade, the National Theatre Collection is now available at home to students and teachers homebound by the coronavirus pandemic.

The rest of us have a chance to enjoy the brilliant productions too, through the new National Theatre at Home initiative.

National Theatre at Home will air one production a week on YouTube, beginning today with One Man, Two Guvnors starring James Corden. Jane Eyre will follow on April 9, Treasure Island on April 16, and Twelfth Night on April 23, each accompanied with resources to help viewers dig deeper.

Students and teachers at state schools and state-funded further education colleges in the UK can now access the entire National Theatre Collection and complementary educational resources for free from home.

In addition to James Corden in One Man, Two Guvnors, the National Theatre Collection, supported by the Stavros Niarchos Foundation (SNF), includes performances by Tom Hiddleston in Coriolanus and Benedict Cumberbatch in an adaptation of Frankenstein. Currently comprising 24 performances, the Collection is set to expand to 30 in April. It also comprises archival materials like costume designs and scripts that add depth to the recorded performances.

Through National Theatre at Home, incredible productions from the National Theatre Collection will air on YouTube, beginning today with One Man, Two Guvnors starring James Corden. The full National Theatre Collection, plus complementary educational resources, is available free to many homebound UK students and teachers.