Dear theatre friends,
Great news! The play, “Fleabag,” which was a sold out sensation (and began at the Edinburgh Fringe), will be available to stream beginning Friday– mark your calendars! On the 10th, go to Soho Theatre On Demand and you’ll receive a link just for U.S. audiences. Since you probably couldn’t get tickets to Phoebe Waller-Bridge’s performance in a far too small NY theatre– this is your opportunity to see the genesis of her multi-episode series.
Although you may not be focused on celebrating Easter this weekend, children may be dreaming of chocolate bunnies and purple eggs. If those treats are not available, the panto version of “Cinderella” is! Mercury Theatre, in Colchester, England will be streaming this delightful show free beginning Saturday, 10am EST. Parents can cheer, boo, and laugh together in this rebroadcast of a Christmas favorite.Please forward this link to any friends with children– it will be a great family activity, available for a week.
Sharon Ruwart, the founder of Show Score, sent this gem: Chicago-based company, Manual Cinema, is offering their magic with two free shows until April 19th. Be sure to watch the trailers for both “Ava/Ada” and “Magic City” to see how these works of art were created. “Magic City” may have been made specifically for children while “Ava/Ada” has more adult themes— but, do not miss either!
If you’re a TDF member, you can sign up for a thirty day free trial of Broadway HD, a service you’ll greatly enjoy browsing. If you’re not already a TDF member, you can join for the sale price of $30.
A play originally scheduled for 59e59’s Brits Off-Broadway Festival, and now available online, is Breach Theatre’s “It’s True, It’s True, It’s True.” A hit of last year’s Edinburgh Fringe, you can read the Guardian review of that premiere.
If you enjoy listening to audiobooks, Audible has an impressive list of plays which they’ve recorded. There’s a free trial offer on now.
I’d like to continue to write because so many have expressed their enjoyment of reading– but I must have content! Do try to recall a story you’d like me to post.
No matter how bleak the current theatre scene looks– remember, we’re all in this together!
Carol Tambor publishes a monthly newsletter, which announces worthy shows coming to New York, along with occasional information about London theatre and, of course, the Edinburgh Fringe.