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rakspatel wrote in mycroft_brolly


I am very lucky as I live in London which makes it relatively easy for me to see all the best theatre as it is literally on my doorstep. For those non-Londoners, who are not so lucky, or if for whatever reason it is difficult for you to get to the theatre, I am recommending Digital Theatre.

Digital Theatre works in partnership with the leading theatre companies and arts organisations in the country to bring the best theatre to your desktop or television screen.

It is here:
http://www.digitaltheatre.com/home

The current productions you can download are here:
http://www.digitaltheatre.com/production

What is good is that you can watch the trailer for the production for free and decide whether you want to buy the production having seen the trailer.

People are obviously going to be tempted by Much Ado About Nothing by William Shakespeare starring David Tennant and Catherine Tate. However, of the productions on the list that I have seen, which includes Much Ado About Nothing, I am recommending Into The Woods with Music and Lyrics by Stephen Sondheim, recorded at the Open Air Theatre in Regent's Park. The production was outstanding and won a 2011 Olivier Award for Best Musical Revival.
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Checked this out when it first started up a couple of years ago but at the time they didn't have anything much of interest. Looks like the site has had a revamp and there are certainly a couple of things of interest now. Thanks for reminding me about it. :-)

My pleasure. Glad to be of help! Yes the site has quite a few amazing productions on there now, including Much Ado and Into The Woods.

Popped back here to tell you that I've signed up and intend to download both Into the Woods and All My Sons tomorrow. Told my daughter about the facility when she was home at the weekend, and she had signed up and was watching Much Ado before I could say, "Wait and use your own internet at uni"! :-))

Yes, that's kids for you! Although if I were you, I would have watched it with her!

She wants to see the Sondheim, so we'll do a temporary laptop swap or watch both together when she's home for Easter hols. :-)

Yes you will both love the Sondheim!

I have Much Ado About Nothing.

Yes I know it's the obvious choice, but it's David Tennant!!!!!!!!

And it made me laugh so much when I went to see it at the theatre I just had to have it.

Oh and did I mention that it's David Tennant!!!!!!



Yes I knew YOU would have it, even though I know you saw it at the theatre. Yes its David Tennant - I would be more interested if it was Matt Smith!

My preferred version of Much Ado which I have just acquired on DVD is this one:
http://www.amazon.co.uk/Much-Ado-About-Nothing-DVD/dp/B00004RCK2/ref=sr_1_1?s=dvd&ie=UTF8&qid=1328901870&sr=1-1
I know you won't agree, but to my mind it is a much better and far superior production (runs and hides!).

I know - its brilliant isn't it?

Glad you liked it!

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