Introducing the National Theatre Collection: Volume II

The new National Theatre Collection: Volume II builds upon the first volume’s 30 videos with 20 additional contemporary video productions from award-winning actors and directors. It is available for perpetual purchase or as part of the Theatre Performance and Design Collection, as well as part of the Theatre and Drama Premium subscription.

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  • • Equitable access to modern world-class productions ΜΆ most from the last five years and not freely available elsewhere
  • • Interpretations of classics that reflect today’s sensibilities, diversity and enduring social issues
  • • Twenty contemporary video productions from award-winning actors and directors that build on the first volume

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Highlights of the initial productions included in Volume II, with more coming end of February 2022.*

  • 🎭 All My Sons (2019)
    Jeremy Herrin directs Sally Field and Bill Pullman in Arthur Miller’s blistering drama that takes place in 1947 America. Despite hard choices and even harder knocks, Joe and Kate Keller have built a home, raised two sons and established a thriving business. But their contented lives, already shadowed by the loss of their eldest boy to war, are about to shatter.

  • 🎭 Barber Shop Chronicles (2017)
    Directed by Olivier award-winning director Bijan Sheibani, Barber Shop Chronicles is a heart-warming, hilarious and insightful new play that leaps from a barber shop in Peckham (London) to Johannesburg, Harare, Kampala, Lagos and Accra. Barber Shop Chronicles was a co-production with Fuel and Leeds Playhouse.

  • 🎭 Julie (2018)
    Wild and single, Julie (Vanessa Kirby) throws a huge party in her luxurious London house which rapidly descends into a fight for her own survival. Fueled by social division, Strindberg’s masterpiece Miss Julie remains shocking and fiercely relevant in this new version by Polly Stenham, directed by Carrie Cracknell.

  • 🎭 The Seagull (2016)
    On a summer’s day in a makeshift theatre by a lake, Konstantin’s cutting-edge new play is performed, changing the lives of everyone involved forever. Chekhov’s masterly meditation on how the old take revenge on the young is both comic and tragic and marks the birth of the modern stage. The Seagull stars Anna Chancellor and Geoffrey Streatfeild.

  • 🎭 This House (2013)
    Enjoying two sold-out National Theatre runs, a NT Live broadcast in 2013, plus a West End transfer and UK tour, This House is a timely, moving and funny view into the workings of British politics. This play by James Graham offers an account of the Great Britain’s Labour Party government’s struggles in the 1970s.

  • 🎭 Three Sisters (2020)
    Chekhov’s iconic characters are relocated to 1960s Nigeria on the brink of the Biafran Civil War in this bold adaptation by Inua Ellams. Nigeria, 1967. Lolo, Nne Chukwu and Udo are grieving the loss of their father. Months before, two ruthless military coups plunged the country into chaos. Fueled by foreign intervention, the conflict encroaches on their provincial village, and the sisters long to return to their former home in Lagos. Directed by Nadia Fall.

*Modern productions coming end of February 2022 to National Theatre Collection: Volume II include:

  • After Life (2021)
  • Chewing Gum Dreams (2012)
  • Home (2013)
  • Paradise (2021)
  • Rockets and Blue Lights (2021)
  • Romeo & Juliet (2021)
  • The Threepenny Opera (2016)
  • Top Girls (2019)

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