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National Theatre at Home: Twelfth Night on YouTube

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Doon Mackichan

Shakespeare’s classic comedy Twelfth Night will be shown on the National Theatre’s YouTube channel on Thursday 23 April at 7pm BST as part of NATIONAL THEATRE AT HOME.

Viola (Tamara Lawrence) is washed ashore after her ship crashes on the rocks. Determined to survive on her own without her twin Sebastian (Daniel Ezra), she steps out to explore a new land and so begins a whirlwind of mistaken identity and unrequited love. The cast also includes Tamsin Grieg (Episodes, Green Wing), Doon Mackichan (Smack the Pony, Plebs), Phoebe Fox (The Hollow Crown, A View from the Bridge) and Daniel Rigby (Eric and Ernie, One Man, Two Guvnors)

During this unprecedented time which has seen the closure of theatres, cinemas and schools, NATIONAL THEATRE AT HOME is providing access to content online to serve audiences in their homes. Audiences around the world can stream NT Live productions for free via YouTube every Thursday at 7.00pm BST and it will then be available on demand for seven days.

Alongside the streamed productions, NATIONAL THEATRE AT HOME will also feature accompanying interactive content such as Q&As with cast and creative teams and post-stream talks, with further details of this programme – along with other screenings – to be announced.

National Theatre Live turned ten on 25th June last year – the date of the first ever NT Live broadcast which was Phédre starring Academy Award® winner Helen Mirren. Over ten years over 80 theatre productions have been shown in 3500 venues worldwide, reaching an overall audience of more than 10 million people. NT Live currently screens in 2500 venues across 65 countries. Recent broadcasts include Cyrano de Bergerac with James McAvoy, Present Laughter with Andrew Scott, Fleabag with Phoebe Waller-Bridge, All My Sons with Sally Field and Bill Pullman, All About Eve with Gillian Anderson and Lily James, Antony and Cleopatra with Ralph Fiennes and Sophie Okonedo, Julius Caesar with David Morrissey and Ben Whishaw, Cat on a Hot Tin Roof with Sienna Miller.

For more information, please visit https://www.nationaltheatre.org.uk/.