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A Midsummer Night's Dream

A Midsummer Night's Dream

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Watch the Bridge Theatre’s magical and immersive production of A Midsummer Night’s Dream. 🧚🌼 ‘Are you sure that we are awake? It seems to me that yet we sleep, we dream.’ 🌸✨ Gwendoline Christie, Oliver Chris, David Moorst and Hammed Animashaun lead the cast as Titania, Oberon, Puck and Bottom, in Shakespeare’s most famous romantic comedy. A feuding fairy King and Queen cross paths with four runaway lovers and a troupe of actors trying to rehearse a play. As their dispute grows, the magical royal couple meddle with mortal lives in the forest, to hilarious, but dark, consequences.

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The Enchanted Interior | Curator Talk with Madeleine Kennedy

The Enchanted Interior | Curator Talk with Madeleine Kennedy

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Curator of The Enchanted Interior exhibition Madeleine Kennedy shares behind-the-scenes insights into how the exhibition evolved: from a seedling idea over five years ago and the iconic artworks which inspired it, to the design of the exhibition within the gallery, and the heightened contemporary resonance of works by women artists that speak to resilience in the face of isolation.

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Half Moon Live: The Goose Who Flew (ages 3 - 7)

Half Moon Live: The Goose Who Flew (ages 3 - 7)

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A heartfelt story about the importance of compassion, community and understanding. Using charming storytelling, playful puppetry and an assortment of quirky characters – including Goose’s metallic friend Bolty, paper-loving official Whiskers and a feathery jazz singer called Flossy – this delightful show offers an age appropriate exploration of the issues facing people who seek safety in a new land. Half Moon presents a Lots of Odds production.

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The Greatest Wealth | 1960s: Rivers
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The Greatest Wealth | 1960s: Rivers

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Curated by Lolita Chakrabarti Directed by Adrian Lester 1960s: Rivers, written and performed by Meera Syal ‘No society can legitimately call itself civilised if a sick person is denied medical aid because of lack of means.’ Aneurin Bevan Originally staged in 2018, we are returning to The Greatest Wealth series of monologues curated by Lolita Chakrabarti and directed by Adrian Lester to mark the 70th anniversary of the NHS, as part of Your Old Vic. Spanning each decade since the creation of the NHS, audiences will have the chance to revisit all eight of the existing monologues plus we are delighted to present a brand new commission for 2020 written by Booker Prize winning author Bernardine Evaristo.

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Distance-sing with Alex Patterson

Distance-sing with Alex Patterson

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As our Choir can’t meet up in person, our wonderful Conductor Alex Patterson has kindly created a video class for everyone to follow at home. We hope you enjoy singing the ever-cheerful ‘Bring me Sunshine’ – and please share your singing videos with us on social media by tagging @NottmPlayhouse and #Distansing!

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The Beast Will Rise

The Beast Will Rise

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The Beast Will Rise is a series of fourteen online monologues by Philip Ridley, released weekly. They’re all world premieres and they’re all performed by the original cast of The Beast of Blue Yonder (which was due to open in April).

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ROTUNDA

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Resident Choreographer Justin Peck's most recent ballet, set to a commissioned score by Nico Muhly, celebrates the importance and value of community – as well as the power of the individual in the creation of art. This world premiere performance, captured on February 26, 2020 at the David H. Koch Theater, features dancers Sara Adams, Claire Kretzschmar, Sara Mearns, Miriam Miller, Unity Phelan, Brittany Pollack, Gilbert Bolden III, Adrian Danchig-Waring, Jovani Furlan, Gonzalo Garcia, Andrew Scordato, and Daniel Ulbricht, with NYCB's Music Director Andrew Litton conducting the New York City Ballet Orchestra.

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Meeting Mozart

Meeting Mozart

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Watch with delight as renowned Australian pianist Simon Tedeschi assumes the persona of the musical wunderkind himself, Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart, on this journey into the music behind the man. Joined by his wife and muse, Constanze, this performance gives audiences an introduction to Mozart’s music, from variations on ‘Twinkle, Twinkle, Little Star’ to his major compositions. Little music lovers will meet all the instruments in the ensemble along the way, and discover some of Mozart’s best known and loved classical music.

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The Forgotten Women of Astronomy

The Forgotten Women of Astronomy

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Come on a cosmic journey of scientific discovery with one of the youngest female astrophysicists on the planet, Jo Dunkley. From the basics - like why the earth orbits the Sun - to astonishing facts about star catalogues and superclusters, this brilliant communicator teaches us all about our astonishing galaxy, hosted by multi-award-winning STEM journalist and Wiradjuri woman, Rae Johnston. Along the way, we encounter some extraordinary, little-known women who defied the restrictions placed on them because of their gender, and whose pioneering research laid the foundations that Professor Dunkley has built on.

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The Dark Theatre
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The Dark Theatre

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The Dark Theatre is an interactive comic book for smartphones and tablet computers. Filled with rich creative tasks and activities for 10-13 year olds, you become a detective trying to solve a cryptic whodunit. This is just Chapter 1! Three more chapters over the next three weeks!

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Las Meninas

Las Meninas

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An Arts Society lecture by Dr. Jacqueline Cockburn. This talk is a section of a longer lecture outlining Velázquez’s arrival in Madrid from Seville and his gradual rise at Court. In this lecture Jacqueline pays attention to one painting, probably the artist’s most famous ‘Las Meninas’ 1656, which she unravels for the viewer and considers the possible reasons why he painted it and what he hoped to gain from it. Filmed by the wonderful Natural Light Films.

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Illuminated River Google Arts Exhibit
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Illuminated River Google Arts Exhibit

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Take a virtual tour of the Illuminated River artwork via the incredible Google Arts exhibit. There’s lots to explore including the history of the Illuminated River bridges and video interviews with light artist Leo Villareal.

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I Want My Hat Back

I Want My Hat Back

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Watch Ian Nicholson and Samuel Wilde’s puppet-filled adaptation of Jon Klassen’s beautiful picture book ‘I Want My Hat Back’.

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Online Exhibition

Strip! How Football Got Shirty

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A major exhibition of football shirts has made its full debut online. Strip! How Football Got Shirty, opened at the National Football Museum in November and has been a huge hit with visitors. With the museum closed during the coronavirus crisis, curators have now transferred highlights from the physical exhibition to the internet. Visitors can enjoy in-depth analysis, opinion, and discussion by the exhibition curators and shirt industry insiders into what makes certain shirts so special.

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Guillaume Tell

Guillaume Tell

Available until 7th July 2020

When William Tell stirs his peers to rebellion to free themselves from the foreign yoke, a young man has to choose between the love for his oppressor’s sister and his aspirations for liberty. Having become the rallying cry of the 1830 revolution, Rossini’s final opera is nothing short of revolutionary itself. Retelling the legend of the Swiss folk hero based on Schiller’s play, Guillaume Tell is a grandiose ode to freedom.

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Sacred Songs - The Secrets of Our Hearts
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Sacred Songs - The Secrets of Our Hearts

Available until 12th March 2021

Award-winning British choir Tenebrae, under the direction of Nigel Short, is one of the world’s leading vocal ensembles, renowned for its passion and precision. Normally before Easter, Tenebrae would be preparing for one of its busiest periods in the musical calendar. But as the world finds itself engulfed in one of the biggest health emergencies of modern history, Tenebrae, like many other artistic groups, has been forced to cancel its busy Easter season. Around the world, audiences are unable to attend and hear live music. In this performance, filmed exclusively for BBC Music, Tenebrae once again breaks new ground in a programme of music for Easter, with all 20 of its singers filmed and recorded separately as they isolate themselves in their own homes.

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Bedlam Before The Burn Out by Aisha Zia
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Bedlam Before The Burn Out by Aisha Zia

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The first of HighTide’s Love In The Time of Corona monologues are now available to watch. In a stream of consciousness, a voice examines the chaos of her modern life and the ever-growing noise around us all. What happens when you stop?

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Rainbows by Morgan Lloyd Malcolm
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Rainbows by Morgan Lloyd Malcolm

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The first of HighTide’s Love In The Time of Corona monologues are now available to watch. This monologue looks at being a new mum trapped at home with children, and how anyone can be enough at a time like this.

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A year of arts adventures in Weston-super-Mare

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A documentary following a series of extraordinary community arts projects in Weston-super-Mare.

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Tortoise and Hare
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Tortoise and Hare

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Enjoy the full performance of Tortoise and Hare, a new musical from Allen Robertson!

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Silent Films with Live Music
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Silent Films with Live Music

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Resound a Silent puts music to films that either have no original score, or the original score has been lost. We are streaming silent films with live music 5 nights a week. Mon - Fri 8pm GMT

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Key Change

Key Change

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Devised by female prisoners in HMP Low Newton and based on their real life experiences. Raw, powerful and funny, it's an illuminating portrayal of the lives of women in a British prison. WARNING: If you have experienced domestic abuse and/or trauma this play may trigger you.

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Halka

Halka

Available until 20th Sept. 2020

In the Polish highlands, a sensitive peasant girl has given her heart and body to a rich landowner. But now he plans to marry someone else. Moniuszko’s romantic tragedy of mésalliance and social tension is regarded as one of the finest operas in the Polish repertoire. Poznań Opera performs their production on the giant stage of the Grand Theatre in Warsaw as guests of Polish National Opera.

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The Early Years of Duncan of Jordanstone College of Art & Design

The Early Years of Duncan of Jordanstone College of Art & Design

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One of an on-going series of short online talks by University of Dundee museum curator Matthew Jarron

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Get Creative at Home with Little Angel Theatre
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Get Creative at Home with Little Angel Theatre

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Get creative at home as we release video crafts, activity guides and a 'Make a Puppet Show at Home' video series. All activities are easy to follow and use simple materials you can find around the home.

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Made with Music Virtual Mini-Gigs
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Made with Music Virtual Mini-Gigs

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Captioned gigs in a range of genres - short sets aimed at families with young children - for adults & children to enjoy together

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Mushy: Lyrically Speaking

Mushy: Lyrically Speaking

Available from 4th July 2020

Mushy, a young man with a debilitating stammer, finds himself at the centre of a television documentary. In a moment of inspiration from his teacher, Mr. Burton, he starts to find a rhythm in his voice through music. Social media erupts hailing it a miracle cure and both teacher and pupil become overnight celebrities. But Mushy’s journey to find his voice has only just begun… A rap-infused play with lyrics by Raxstar, music by Niraj Chag, and book by Pravesh Kumar.

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Stories with Little Angel Theatre
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Stories with Little Angel Theatre

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Little Angel Theatre's talented performers read a story every day, released at midday. Stories will come with an accompanying craft you can do art home, inspired by the characters or plot.

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