Another good news for art enthusiasts!
There are tons of plays and musicals you can watch on Youtube for free! Check out this list and see if there’s one that would tickle your fancy.
Watch Danny Boyle’s stage adaptation of Mary Shelly’s classic novel, Frankenstein. Starring Benedict Cumberbatch as the creature and Johnny Lee Miller as Victor Frankenstein, you can stream it for free starting today, April 30 until May 7.
#aiww: The Arrest of Ai Weiwei
Pitch: “Originally performed and live streamed in 2013, this unique recording of #aiww: The Arrest of Ai Weiwei returns as part of the Hampstead Theatre At Home series. Thank you to the whole company for kindly allowing us to share this incredible play again. #aiww: The Arrest of Ai Weiwei is available to watch on demand from Monday 27 April until Sunday 3 May 10pm.”
Deafinitely Theatre’s Love’s Labour’s Lost (Performed in British Sign Language)
This is a stage adaptation of one of William Shakespeare’s earliest comedies. The rich, pun-riddled text of the play was translated into British Sign Language.
Fathers & Sons
Pitch: “In REMEMBRANCE of two beloved mentors, Tony Mabesa and Menggie Cobarrubias, Dulaang UP presents Nick Joaquin’s Fathers and Sons.
Set in the 70’s, Fathers and Sons (Mga Ama, Mga Anak) is a story of patriarchy. The central figure is Zacarias Monzon, a man of many wives and concubines, and a tango dancer, embezzled with a latigo that furthered his power in a meek household.
May this work confront us with the dangers of power and the plight of the oppressed. We stand by our commitment to continually offer Theater that is resonant and relevant. Let us remember together, and together be strong.”
Hintayan ng Langit
Hintayan ng Langit tells the story of two lovers who cross paths in purgatory and share a room together as they anticipate their crossing over. Written by Juan Miguel Severo and directed by Raffy Tejada, it was first performed in the Virgin Labfest XI in 2015 and later got its film adaptation by Dan Villegas in 2018.
Have you checked out any of these free plays and musicals?