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Youth Theatre Online: Beautiful Thing

Whilst our youth theatre workshops are suspended to help prevent the spread of COVID-19, we are sharing weekly updates with theatre related online resources for our youth theatre. We’ve added the newsletter here in case it’s helpful for others too!

Week 8: 11/05/2020

Live Artist Q&As

We have a second online youth theatre workshop with actress and writer Rosa Hesmondhalgh on Monday 18th at 3.30pm – discussing music and storytelling – more info to follow this week. So lovely to see many of you this week talking about telling your own stories.

Beautiful Thing: this week’s play screening

Growing up on a South East London estate has not encouraged Jamie to be open about his sexuality, either with his preoccupied and fanciful mother, Sandra, or his crush, Ste. As their relationship begins to blossom in the midst of a world of drugs, dealing and denial, this penetrating drama explores what it means to strive for an identity on the fringes of society and its acceptance.

Inspirational online resources

  • The Southwark Playhouse is streaming their back catalogue including Wasted, a new rock musical about the Brontë siblings
  • We know many of you will appreciate this! Harry Potter At Home features lots of the film and theatre stars of the series reading extracts from the books, including Daniel Radcliff himself
  • Get your theatre fix from Official London Theatre, listing mostly FREE theatre shows streaming online
  • For all you singers in the group, take part in a national performance by the BBC
  • The National Theatre are screening a different play every Thursday. This week is Anthony & Cleopatra, with Ralph Fiennes and Sophie Okonedo – plus they have a monthly theatre quiz we can all join in with, alongside some famous faces!
  • Andrew Lloyd Webber is sharing his musicals online with The Show Must Go On – one every Friday for 48 hours
  • Moving drama by Duncan Macmillan, with Jonny Donahoe: Every Brilliant Thing

Looking forward to sharing more theatre resources next week and catching up on our online chat at 3.30pm. What did everyone think of Hamlet?

Very best wishes,

Ruth, Matt and Matty 🙂

This news item was posted on 11 May 2020.

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