Theatres may have closed their doors for the time being, but thanks to the wonder of the internet, you can now stream brilliant plays from the comfort of your own home, as well as television, films and radio!
Emma Rice's company of the same name today launched their 2018 production of Wise Children on BBC iPlayer.
It’s 23 April, Shakespeare’s birthday. In Brixton, Nora and Dora Chance – twin chorus girls born and bred south of the river – are celebrating their 75th birthday. Over the river in Chelsea, their father and greatest actor of his generation Melchior Hazard turns 100 on the same day. As does his twin brother Peregrine. If, in fact, he’s still alive. And if, in truth, Melchior is their real father after all…A big, bawdy tangle of theatrical joy and heartbreak, Wise Children is a celebration of show business, family, forgiveness and hope. Expect show girls and Shakespeare, sex and scandal, music, mischief and mistaken identity – and butterflies by the thousand.
And while you're at it, why not check out Wise Children's podcast here?
Jonathan Lynn and Antony Jay's classic political satire is streaming on BritBox and Amazon Prime,
Set principally in the private office of a British Cabinet minister in the fictional Department of Administrative Affairs in Whitehall, Yes Minister follows the ministerial career of Jim Hacker, whose various struggles to formulate and enact policy or effect departmental changes are opposed by the British Civil Service. The sequel, Yes Prime Minister, continued with the same cast and followed Jim Hacker after his unexpected elevation to Number 10 upon the resignation of the previous Prime Minister. The series received several BAFTAs and was reported to be the favourite television programme of the then Prime Minister Margaret Thatcher.
This is the story of a ship - the HMS Torrin - from its construction to its participation at Dunkirk and its final sinking in the Battle of Crete. As the ship goes down, the crew remember their homes and loved ones. Based on true events as recounted to Noël Coward by Lord Mountbatten, the film was written in the Second World War with the assistance of The Ministry of Information, and is available on iPlayer until Sunday 19th April.