Our top 6 tips for theatre in lockdown this week

Our top 6 tips for theatre in lockdown this week

It has been over a month since theatres have closed to help prevent the spread of Covid-19. Like us are you missing the experience of watching theatre?

Whilst we cannot be together to enjoy theatre here are some of our top tips to keep your theatre passion going during lockdown from some of our fantastic colleagues across the UK theatre industry.

  1. The National Theatre have been broadcasting some of their hit plays on youtube every Thursday.

    This week it is Bolton director and Academy Award winner Danny Boyle’s epic production of Frankenstein. It stars Benedict Cumberbatch and Jonny Lee Miller who alternated the role of Doctor Frankenstein and the creature every performance.
  1. Chichester Festival Theatre are broadcasting their musical Flowers for Mrs Harris that won three UK Theatre Awards back in 2018.

    Available to view here.

    If you are aged over 50 why not watch and join in a discussion about the play on Wed 29 April with our ReAct Theatre Club? A new initiative launched by the Octagon to keep over 50s in Bolton engaged and creative during lockdown – find out more

  2. Our friends at Middle Child who were associates on our recent world premiere production of Seagulls are sharing their Gig Theatre production of Us Against Whatever for a limited amount of time on youtube.
  1. Don’t feel like watching anything? Why not listen some of the fantastic plays available on Audible from Angels in America to Oscar Wilde – there is plenty to choose from and there is a 30 day free trial for new users - find out more.

  2. Fancy a musical? Why not catch a musical available on Netflix: from the MGM classic The Wizard of Oz to the iconic dance routines in West Side Story - find out more

  3. Finally - a little bit of Shakespeare! The BBC have launched a Shakespeare series that includes some brilliant plays from the RSC and The Globe including Christopher Eccleston in Macbeth - watch here.