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Panto in Lockdown

Panto in Lockdown: A Roundup

Simon Sladen surveys the online pantomime initiatives keeping the genre alive during lockdown.
Coronavirus Theatre Club

Let’s not confuse theatres with Theatre

Peter Lathan responds to the suggestion that theatres may not be able to re-open until 2021.
The Globe Player web site

Global Community

David Cunningham looks at the online offerings from Shakespeare's Globe and compares them with his visits to the venue soon after it opened.
Daddy's Your Teacher Now! in the style of School of Rock

Thank you for the music

Sandra Giorgetti tries to keep track of the tracks available online during the current health crisis.
Benedict Cumberbatch and Jonny Lee Miller in Frankenstein

National Theatre Collection on Drama Online

Philip Fisher reviews a fantastic resource for school and college students.
The interior of Alphabetti Theatre, Newcastle

Lamentations of an isolated theatrical

Peter Lathan explores how well (or otherwise) he is living with isolation.
James Corden in One Man, Two Guvnors

A Taste of Honey or Absolute Hell?

Philip Fisher responds to David Cunningham's lack of enthiusiasm for online theatre productions with sympathy but also a request to, at least, reconsider.
NT at Home

Online Theatre

Philip Fisher rounds up some of the best online theatre and opera offerings, many of which are free to view.
Online theatre shows on BTG

Ain't nothing like the real thing

David Cunningham explains why the online world can never make up for what he personally is currently missing from live theatre.
Marquee TV, Digital Theatre and Globe Player

Established services for streaming British theatre, opera and ballet

While a lot of groups and individuals have put work online since the theatres closed, some long-established paid services already exist where you can see productions from the Royal Shakespeare Company, Royal Opera House, Shakespeare's Globe and more.