Under Milk Wood, A Streetcar Named Desire join National Theatre at Home
James R | On 02, Oct 2021
The National Theatre’s recent production of Dylan Thomas’ Under Milk Wood leads a new wave of plays joining the growing line-up of productions streaming on the theatre’s streaming service, National Theatre at Home.
Directed by NT Associate Lyndsey Turner, the play follows the residents of a small Welsh village juggling old secrets and new realities. The retired sea captain yearning for his lost love. The landlady living in terror of her guests. A father who can no longer access his memories. A son in search of redemption.
The cast includes Michael Sheen, Karl Johnson and Siân Phillips and first debuted in 16th June, as part of the theatre’s reopening after closing due to the coronavirus pandemic. This enhanced recording of the play is available until at least 8th September 2022.
Also joining it is the Young Vic and Joshua Andrews’ production of Tennessee Williams’ timeless masterpiece A Streetcar Named Desire, featuring Gillian Anderson as Blanche DuBois, Ben Foster as Stanley and Vanessa Kirby as Stella. It is also available until at least 8th September 2022.
Finally, Nadia Fall’s verbatim play Home is also available to stream. The play explores homelessness in the UK and features Michaela Coel.
These new productions take the total number of plays up to 31 on the platform.
Joining the soon will be Antony & Cleopatra with Ralph Fiennes and Sophie Okonedo in the title roles, Hedda Gabler with Ruth Wilson in the title role, Caryl Churchill’s Top Girls in the Lyttelton theatre from 2019, Sally Cookson’s 2017 production of Peter Pan, Yaël Farber’s Salomé and James Graham’s political drama This House, and Kae Tempest’s Paradise with Lesley Sharp and Winsome Pinnock’s Rockets and Blue Lights. Ian McKellen on Stage will also join the platform this autumn for audiences outside the UK and Ireland. It is currently available in the UK and Ireland for Amazon Prime subscribers.
Under Milk Wood and A Streetcar Named Desire are available with audio-description, and all productions on National Theatre at Home are available with captions.
A subscription costs £9.99 a month or £99.99 a year, with single titles available to rent from £5.99.