Old Vic theatre brings back trio of live-streamed plays
James R | On 25, Nov 2020
The Old Vic theatre is bringing back its trio of live-streamed plays for repeat online viewing in the coming months.
Old Vic: In Camera, which launched earlier this year, was a run of socially distanced online plays, which were broadcast to ticketholders via Zoom. As well as a creative experiment, the initiative was a crucial step for the Old Vic to be able earn money when all its usual channels of revenue had been entirely wiped out by the coronavirus lockdown.
The scratch performances were streamed live directly from the Old Vic stage with the empty auditorium as a backdrop. Three productions were staged: Duncan Macmillan’s Lungs, directed by Matthew Warchus and starring Claire Foy and Matt Smith, about a couple debating whether to bring a baby into the world amid climate change and political unrest; Brian Friel’s Faith Healer, starring Michael Sheen, about a faith healer struggling through loss, love and the struggle of life; and Stephen Beresford’s Three Kings, written for Andrew Scott, about a man tracing the events of his estranged father’s life.
Three Kings will stream again from 2nd to 4th December, followed by Faith Healer, from 20th to 22nd January, and Lungs from 27th to 29th January. All the plays will begin at 7.30pm and will be broadcast as live via Zoom. Tickets start from £10 and are available to purchase now, with only one ticket needed per household.