RSC and Marquee team up to stream weekly productions

Published: 27 March 2020
Reporter: Steve Orme

Adrian Edmondson as Malvolio in Twelfth Night Credit: Manuel Harlan
Kara Tointon as Olivia Credit: Manuel Harlan

The Royal Shakespeare Company and performing arts streaming service Marquee TV have teamed up to offer new productions each Saturday.

The first will be a recording of the RSC’s 2017 production of Twelfth Night featuring Adrian Edmondson as Malvolio and Kara Tointon as Olivia. It will go live at 7:15PM UK time on 11 April.

There are already 17 RSC productions available to stream on Marquee including Richard II with David Tennant and King Lear with Antony Sher taking the title role.

Christopher Luscombe, director of Twelfth Night, said, “in these testing times, it's wonderful that theatres are sharing such a range of their productions online.

“I do hope Twelfth Night will help to keep everyone entertained. As the play centres on two lost souls trying to find their way in an unfamiliar world, it may well speak to us all as never before!

“I was blessed with a fantastic cast and production team on this show, and I'm thrilled that their work is being celebrated—especially at a time when live theatre has had to be put on hold.”

Further information about Twelfth Night is available at the RSC web site.