The Old Vic will be streaming some of their most popular performances this winter.
This summer, at a time when theatre and live shows had become a thing of the past, the Old Vic found a way to make the impossible possible. Old Vic: In Camera brought some of the most awe-inspiring plays into our homes earlier this year, through socially distanced live streamed performances. They each took place on the legendary Old Vic stage and allowed us to live vicariously through our computer screens. Fortunately, each of these live performances were recorded and so, in the spirit of Christmas, the theatre has decided to stream them all over again!
The Old Vic: Playback series will commence in December and tickets go on sale this Wednesday (November 25). It may not be the same as being inside an actual theatre, but we’ll take what we can get at this point. Each show will be available to stream for three days, from anywhere in the world and you’ll only need to buy one ticket for everyone watching on the same screen.
Stephen Beresford’s Three Kings – starring the incredible Andrew Scott – will kick off the event. You’ll be able to stream this hilarious and equally heartbreaking one-man show from December 2-4. Up next is the haunting Faith Healer. This Brian Friel play explores the power of belief and will be available to watch from January 20-22. Last, but certainly not least, is Duncan Macmillan’s Lungs. Back in June, Claire Foy and Matt Smith performed an incredibly moving rendition of the play for viewers at home to enjoy, and we’ll get the chance to rewatch it from January 27-29.
If you missed any of these performances the first time round or simply want to relive them, now’s your chance! Tickets start from as little at £10 and you’ll be able to purchase them through the Old Vic website on Wednesday.