The Best of British Theatre and Concert entertainment

This is the final roundup of free theatre entertainment. With the easing of lockdown, fewer theatres are making archive productions available on line.

We hope you've found this listing useful. If you're new to SHADDO we hope you've taken the opportunity to look at some of the other pages on our website. Although we've had to confine ourselves to on-line readings and rehearsals we hope to be back to live productions as soon as possible in the New Year. If you want any information about our activities please don't hesitate to drop us an e-mail at

The National Theatre is streaming free plays through YouTube. Each play will be available for 1 week.
The final list of plays is as follows: YouTube:

  • 2 - 9 July : Les Blancs - Yaël Farber directs the final play by Lorraine Hansberry: a brave, illuminating and powerful work that confronts the hope and tragedy of revolution.
  • 9 - 16 July : The Deep Blue Sea - Terence Rattigan’s devastating masterpiece contains one of the greatest female roles in contemporary drama, played by Helen McCrory.
  • 16 - 23 July : Amadeus - Lucian Msamati plays Salieri in Peter Shaffer’s iconic play, directed by Michael Longhurst with live orchestral accompaniment by Southbank Sinfonia.

The Shows Must Go On, the online series of streamed shows, will conclude on Friday 190 July with a re-run of Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat this Friday.