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BritBox supports UK performing arts

July 15, 2020

With theatres and auditoriums still very much subject to restrictions, subscribers to SVoD service BritBox will be able to enjoy comedies, tragedies, ballets and operas from the UK’s pre-eminent performers at home, as the service expands to support the British performing arts from July 23rd.

A wide selection of titles will be added to BritBox’s popular and growing ‘Centre Stage’ collection, which features music concerts, documentaries and comedy and celebrates outstanding British entertainment and performers.

BritBox says it is creating much ado by adding 25 acclaimed Royal Shakespeare Company productions to the service, which will include the 2016 production of King Lear starring Antony Sher, the 2013 production of Richard II starring David Tennant and the 2018 production of Macbeth starring Christopher Eccleston.

Furthermore, The Donmar Warehouse’s renowned all-female productions of The Tempest (2016), Julius Caesar (2012) and Henry IV (2014), are also being added.

Ballet performances include Tchaikovsky’s The Sleeping Beauty (2017) and The Nutcracker (2018), and Talbot’s Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland (2017), all performed by The Royal Ballet.

Operatic performances round off the collection, with Puccini’s Madame Butterfly (2017), Gounod’s Faust (2019), and Mozart’s Don Giovanni (2019) as performed by The Royal Opera launching on the service.

Productions of Stravinsky’s The Rake’s Progress (2010) and Madame Butterfly (2018) as performed at Glyndebourne Opera Festival will also be added.


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