Online This Week

Listings for week to Sunday 12 July 2020:

While Edinburgh’s theatres are dark due to the Covid-19 virus, we will publish a list of live theatre performances being broadcast online.

For next week’s listings look here: Online Next Week.
The following week’s listings are here: Online the Following Week.

Click on the name of the show to go to the streaming site.

Monday 6 July 2020

Disco With Mum
By Hannah Lavery,
Streaming on: NTS Scenes for Survival.
From Monday 6 July: 9pm.
Isolating in their separate homes during lockdown and coming to terms with a recent bereavement, a mother and daughter reflect on happier times while contemplating an uncertain future for their family during he online video call to plan the playlist for a virtual disco. Julie Graham and Saskia Ashdown are directed by Julie Ellen.

Tuesday 7 July 2020

Wednesday 8 July 2020

Henry IV Part 2
Live reading by The Show Must Go On(Line) on YouTube.
Weds 8 July 2020: 7pm.
Remains online indefinitely.
A live Zoom reading of Shakespeare’s Henry IV Part 2, directed by Robert Myles.
The Show Must Go OnLine is Robert’s response to Covid-19: weekly readings of every Shakespeare play by a global cast, in the order they were believed to have been written and streamed live on his YouTube channel. Live stream & legacy streams here: YouTube.

Courier Culture
By Kevin P. Gilday.
Streaming on: NTS Scenes for Survival.
From Wednesday 8 July: 9pm.
A rookie fast food bike courier races the clock as he navigates the streets of post-Covid Glasgow. Pondering his new status as a Key Worker – and dreaming of something even bigger – he plots his way across a daunting new landscape. Jatinder Singh Randhawa is directed by Graham Eatough.

Thursday 9 July 2020

The Deep Blue Sea
A National Theatre Live production on YouTube
Thurs 9 July 2020: 7pm.
Remains online until Thurs 16 July.
A brutal sense of loss and longing burns. Terence Rattigan’s devastating post-war masterpiece contains one of the greatest female roles in contemporary drama. Helen McCrory plays Hester Collyer and Tom Burke is Freddie Page. Further details here.

Friday 10 July 2020

Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat
By The Shows Must Go On
Live on Fri 10 at 7pm GMT: YouTube.
Remains online until 7pm, Sunday 5 July 2020.
The last of the Shows Must Go Online for the time being brings it back to the beginning, with Donny Osmond in Joseph. The strand is expected to return in August. Available free for 48 hours only..
Live broadcast here: YouTube.

The One With The Lockdeown
By Meghan Tyler.
Streaming on: NTS Scenes for Survival.
From Friday 10 July: 9pm.
Ash and Charlie are two regular, same-sex flatmates. Stuck indoors during lockdown, they eat together, laugh together, and watch shows together. But one night over dinner, stuck in a routine that they’re both a little too comfortable with, something happens that might just turn their friendship on its head. Martin Donaghy and Oliver Bennett are directed by Leonie Rae Gasson.

Saturday 11 July 2020

Saturday Night Live at the Stand
Compere: Mark Nelson
A Stand broadcast live on YouTube.
Sat 10 July 2020: 8.30pm.
Remains online until 10am Sunday.
The Stand’s live Saturday night show in its fresh new format, live from the actual venue, with compere Mark Nelson and a bunch of laugh generators.
Live broadcast here:

Sunday 12 July 2020

Still Streaming:

549: Scots of the Spanish Civil War
By Wonder Fools
Streaming on: YouTube.
From Tue 30 June 2020. 7.30pm.
In 1936, Scots of contrasting backgrounds, ideologies and religions formed the Scottish ranks of the Spanish Civil War’s International Brigade. This story of solidarity, friendship and standing up for what you believe in is more vital now than ever before.  Watch here.

Cadaver Synod
By Ben Blow
Live recording of Reality Funds Theatre’s production.
Streamed on Facebook.

Remains online indefinitely.
RFT’s engaging historical comedy-horror from Fringe 2019 crosses boundaries of genre and taste with equal relish. A 9th-century Pope has a predecessor exhumed in order to put his corpse on trial. Based on real events in the time of Stephen VI. Æ review: ★★★☆☆ Gore of yore.

Dead White Anarchists
By Paul Case
Streaming on: Facebook.
Paris, 1892. The city is being torn apart by bombings and police crackdowns. A young anarchist prepares for his war against the State. But when he hears strange rumblings from the future, madness beckons… Writer/performer Paul Case, directed by Emily Ingram, recorded live from Case’s front room.

Les Blancs
A National Theatre Live production on YouTube
Thurs 2 July 2020: 7pm.
Remains online until Thurs 9 July.
An African country teeters on the edge of civil war. A society prepares to drive out its colonial present and claim an independent future. Tshembe, returned home from England for his father’s funeral, finds himself in the eye of the storm. Yaël Farber directs the final play by Lorraine Hansberry. Further details here.

Mary, It began with a lass…
By Battery Theatre Company
Archive performance on YouTube.
Remains online over the summer.
A fast paced journey through the life and loves of Mary Queen of Scots, telling the story of her love for Scotland and for the men around her. Battery Theatre’s contemporary look at Mary’s story was filmed at The Battery the end of its sell-out 2019 tour.

The Narcissistic Fish
By Samuel Bordoli and Jenni Fagan
Streaming on: YouTube via Scottish Opera.
A phone call during a busy shift in the restaurant kitchen of The Narcissistic Fish sparks a war between the owner Angus and his brother Kai. As they argue over their dead father, talented and underpaid chef Belle has a revelation of her own. With Scottish Opera emerging artists Charlie Drummond, Mark Nathan and Arthur Bruce.
(12 minute opera short)

Pass the Spoon
By Magnetic North
Archive recording of this “sort of opera” on :Vimeo.
Online until the end of May, 2020.
Pauline Knowles and Stewart Cairns feature as the hosts of a daytime food and chat show. The libretto by David Shrigley goes off into the realms of the fantastical, with Martin McCormick as a supercilious talking Banana and Gavin Mitchell in superb form: first as a manic depressive egg and then, in the production’s most brilliant sequence, as a giant poo. Æ review: ★★★★★ Dancin’.

*NB: We would like this to be a complete listing of all live-streamed theatrical productions on the internet. If you know a live stream which is not listed, or a listing is inaccurate, please get in touch through the contact page, here. Many thanks!