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All My Sons
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written by Arthur Miller, 1915-2005; directed by Jeremy Herrin, fl. 2007-2012; designed by Max Jones, Max Jones, Richard Howell; produced by Royal National Theatre; performed by Jenna Coleman, 1986-, Oliver Johnstone, fl. 2011, Bill Pullman, 1953-, Sally Field, 1946-, Colin Morgan, 1986-, Gunnar Cauthery, Bessie Carter, Kayla Meikle, fl. 2014 and Sule Rimi (London, England: Royal National Theatre, 2019, originally published 1946), 2 hours 12 mins
This video contains mature content, including the topic of suicide. Recommended for ages 12 and above. This item also contains graphic content.

Age recommendation: 12+

This Old Vic production was recorded through National Theatre Live on 14th May 2019.

America, 1947. Despite hard choices and even harder knocks, Joe and Kate Keller are a success story. They have built a home, raised two sons and established a thriving business. But nothing lasts fore...

written by Arthur Miller, 1915-2005; directed by Jeremy Herrin, fl. 2007-2012; designed by Max Jones, Max Jones, Richard Howell; produced by Royal National Theatre; performed by Jenna Coleman, 1986-, Oliver Johnstone, fl. 2011, Bill Pullman, 1953-, Sally Field, 1946-, Colin Morgan, 1986-, Gunnar Cauthery, Bessie Carter, Kayla Meikle, fl. 2014 and Sule Rimi (London, England: Royal National Theatre, 2019, originally published 1946), 2 hours 12 mins
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Antigone
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written by Sophocles, 497 BC-406 BC; designed by Soutra Gilmour; performed by Jodie Whittaker, 1982-, Annabel Scholey, 0084-, Christopher Eccleston, 1964-, Jamie Ballard, fl. 2003-2021, Zoe Aldrich, fl. 1993-2018 and Luke Newberry, 1990- (London, England: Royal National Theatre, 2012, originally published 2012), 1 hour 31 mins

Age recommendation: 15+ (some strong, bloody images)

This archive recording was captured on 4th July, 2012.

In the unstable aftermath of a civil war, Creon, the new King of Thebes, asserts his authority by forbidding anyone from honouring the death of the traitor Polyneices. But Antigone, Polyneices' sister, will...

written by Sophocles, 497 BC-406 BC; designed by Soutra Gilmour; performed by Jodie Whittaker, 1982-, Annabel Scholey, 0084-, Christopher Eccleston, 1964-, Jamie Ballard, fl. 2003-2021, Zoe Aldrich, fl. 1993-2018 and Luke Newberry, 1990- (London, England: Royal National Theatre, 2012, originally published 2012), 1 hour 31 mins
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Consent
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written by Nina Raine, fl. 2010; directed by Roger Michell, 1956-; designed by Hildegard Bechtler, 1951-, Dinah Collin, fl. 1969-2018, Rick Fisher; performed by Adam James, 1972-, Anna Maxwell Martin, 1977-, Ben Chaplin, 1969-, Pip Carter, fl. 2007-2021, Daisy Haggard, 1978-, Priyanga Burford, fl. 1998 and Heather Craney, 1971- (London, England: Royal National Theatre, 2017, originally published 2017), 2 hours 6 mins

Age recommendation: 15+ (references to rape)

This archive recording was captured on 9th May, 2017.

Why is Justice blind? Is she impartial? Or is she blinkered? Friends take opposing briefs in a rape case. The key witness is a woman whose life seems a world away from theirs. At home, their own lives begin to unrave...

written by Nina Raine, fl. 2010; directed by Roger Michell, 1956-; designed by Hildegard Bechtler, 1951-, Dinah Collin, fl. 1969-2018, Rick Fisher; performed by Adam James, 1972-, Anna Maxwell Martin, 1977-, Ben Chaplin, 1969-, Pip Carter, fl. 2007-2021, Daisy Haggard, 1978-, Priyanga Burford, fl. 1998 and Heather Craney, 1971- (London, England: Royal National Theatre, 2017, originally published 2017), 2 hours 6 mins
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Frankenstein (Benedict Cumberbatch as Creature)
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written by Mary Wollstonecraft Godwin Shelley, 1797-1851; directed by Danny Boyle, 1956-; performed by Benedict Cumberbatch, 1976-, Jonny Lee Miller, 1972-, Naomie Harris, 1976-, Jared Richard, 1983-, Lizzie Winkler, fl. 2011, Daniel Millar, 1982- and Karl Johnson, 1948- (London, England: Royal National Theatre, 2011, originally published 1818), 1 hour 56 mins

Age recommendation: 15+ (contains nudity and one scene of sexual violence)

This production was recorded through National Theatre Live on 17th March, 2011.

Childlike in his innocence but grotesque in form, Frankenstein’s bewildered Creature is cast out into a hostile universe by his horror-struck maker. Meet...

written by Mary Wollstonecraft Godwin Shelley, 1797-1851; directed by Danny Boyle, 1956-; performed by Benedict Cumberbatch, 1976-, Jonny Lee Miller, 1972-, Naomie Harris, 1976-, Jared Richard, 1983-, Lizzie Winkler, fl. 2011, Daniel Millar, 1982- and Karl Johnson, 1948- (London, England: Royal National Theatre, 2011, originally published 1818), 1 hour 56 mins
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Hamlet
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written by William Shakespeare, 1564-1616; choreographed by Fin Walker, fl. 2010; designed by Vicki Mortimer, Jon Clark, fl. 2010; performed by Rory Kinnear, 1976-, David Calder, 1946-, Ruth Negga, 1982-, Marcus Cunningham, fl. 2005, Nick Sampson, fl. 1994, Patrick Malahide, 1945-, Alex Lanipekun, 1981-, James Laurenson, 1940-, Giles Terera, 1976-, Ferdinand Kingsley, 1988-, Saskia Portway, fl. 2003, Prasanna Puwanarajah, fl. 2006, Jake Fairbrother, fl. 2010, Michael Peavoy, fl. 2010, Matthew Barker, fl. 2003, Ellie Turner, fl. 2010, Victor Power, fl. 1989, Michael Sheldon, fl. 1992, Clare Higgins, 1955-, James Pearse, fl. 2003, Zara Tempest-Walters, fl. 2010 and Leo Staar, 1986- (London, England: Royal National Theatre, 2010, originally published 2010), 3 hours 17 mins

Age recommendation: 12+

This production was recorded through National Theatre Live on 9th December, 2010.

Director Nicholas Hytner offers a detailed political, social and psychological context to Hamlet's dilemma: whether or not to avenge the death of his father.

Rory Kinnear plays Hamlet in this dynamic productio...

written by William Shakespeare, 1564-1616; choreographed by Fin Walker, fl. 2010; designed by Vicki Mortimer, Jon Clark, fl. 2010; performed by Rory Kinnear, 1976-, David Calder, 1946-, Ruth Negga, 1982-, Marcus Cunningham, fl. 2005, Nick Sampson, fl. 1994, Patrick Malahide, 1945-, Alex Lanipekun, 1981-, James Laurenson, 1940-, Giles Terera, 1976-, Ferdinand Kingsley, 1988-, Saskia Portway, fl. 2003, Prasanna Puwanarajah, fl. 2006, Jake Fairbrother, fl. 2010, Michael Peavoy, fl. 2010, Matthew Barker, fl. 2003, Ellie Turner, fl. 2010, Victor Power, fl. 1989, Michael Sheldon, fl. 1992, Clare Higgins, 1955-, James Pearse, fl. 2003, Zara Tempest-Walters, fl. 2010 and Leo Staar, 1986- (London, England: Royal National Theatre, 2010, originally published 2010), 3 hours 17 mins
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Hedda Gabler
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written by Henrik Ibsen, 1828-1906; directed by Ivo van Hove, 1958-; designed by Jan Versweyveld, An D’Huys, Jan Versweyveld; performed by Ruth Wilson, 1982-, Kyle Soller, 1983-, Sinead Matthews, 1980-, Rafe Spall, 1983-, Chukwudi Iwuji, 1975- and Éva Magyar, 1961- (London, England: Royal National Theatre, 2017), 2 hours 2 mins

Age recommendation: 14+

Recorded through National Theatre Live on 9th March, 2017.

Just married. Bored already. Hedda longs to be free…

Hedda and Tesman have just returned from their honeymoon and the relationship is already in trouble. Trapped but determined, Hedda tries to control those around her, only to see h...

written by Henrik Ibsen, 1828-1906; directed by Ivo van Hove, 1958-; designed by Jan Versweyveld, An D’Huys, Jan Versweyveld; performed by Ruth Wilson, 1982-, Kyle Soller, 1983-, Sinead Matthews, 1980-, Rafe Spall, 1983-, Chukwudi Iwuji, 1975- and Éva Magyar, 1961- (London, England: Royal National Theatre, 2017), 2 hours 2 mins
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Medea
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written by Euripides, 480 BC-406 BC; directed by Carrie Cracknell, 1980-; choreographed by Lucy Guerin, 1961-; designed by Tom Scutt, 1983-; performed by Helen McCrory, 1968-, Michaela Coel, 1987-, Martin Turner, 1950-, Dominic Rowan, 1971- and Danny Sapani, 1970- (London, England: Royal National Theatre, 2014, originally published 2014), 1 hour 25 mins

Age recommendation: 12+

This production was recorded through National Theatre Live on 4th September, 2014.

Terrible things breed in broken hearts. Medea is a wife and a mother, stricken with grief. For the sake of her husband, Jason, she’s left her home and borne two sons in exile. But when he abandons his famil...

written by Euripides, 480 BC-406 BC; directed by Carrie Cracknell, 1980-; choreographed by Lucy Guerin, 1961-; designed by Tom Scutt, 1983-; performed by Helen McCrory, 1968-, Michaela Coel, 1987-, Martin Turner, 1950-, Dominic Rowan, 1971- and Danny Sapani, 1970- (London, England: Royal National Theatre, 2014, originally published 2014), 1 hour 25 mins
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Paradise
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written by Kae Tempest, fl. 2021; directed by Ian Rickson, 1963-; composed by Stephen Warbeck, 1953-; designed by Rae Smith, fl. 2007, Rae Smith, fl. 2007; produced by National Theatre, London, England; performed by Lesley Sharp, 1960-, Amie Francis, fl. 2021, Sutara Gayle, fl. 2021, Anastasia Hille, fl. 2021 and Gloria Obianyo, fl. 2021 (London, England: Royal National Theatre, 2021), 1 hour 55 mins

Age recommendation: 14+.

This archive recording was captured from the National Theatre’s Olivier Theatre on 2nd September, 2021.

A new version of Philoctetes by Sophocles. Philoctetes: once a celebrated wartime hero, now a wounded outcast on a desolate island. When a young soldier appears, his hope of escape...

written by Kae Tempest, fl. 2021; directed by Ian Rickson, 1963-; composed by Stephen Warbeck, 1953-; designed by Rae Smith, fl. 2007, Rae Smith, fl. 2007; produced by National Theatre, London, England; performed by Lesley Sharp, 1960-, Amie Francis, fl. 2021, Sutara Gayle, fl. 2021, Anastasia Hille, fl. 2021 and Gloria Obianyo, fl. 2021 (London, England: Royal National Theatre, 2021), 1 hour 55 mins
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She Stoops to Conquer
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written by Oliver Goldsmith, 1730-1774; directed by Jamie Lloyd, 1980-; designed by Mark Thompson, fl. 1994; performed by Harry Hadden-Paton, 1981-, John Heffernan, fl. 2006, David Fynn, fl. 2006, Steve Pemberton, 1967-, Sophie Thompson, 1962-, Katherine Kelly, 1979-, Cush Jumbo, 1985- and Timothy Speyer, 1968- (London, England: Royal National Theatre, 2012, originally published 2012), 2 hours 28 mins

Age recommendation: 12+

This production was recorded through National Theatre Live on 29th March, 2012.

Hardcastle, a man of substance, looks forward to acquainting his daughter with his old pal's son, with a view to marriage. But thanks to playboy Lumpkin, he's mistaken by his prospective son-in-law Marlowe...

written by Oliver Goldsmith, 1730-1774; directed by Jamie Lloyd, 1980-; designed by Mark Thompson, fl. 1994; performed by Harry Hadden-Paton, 1981-, John Heffernan, fl. 2006, David Fynn, fl. 2006, Steve Pemberton, 1967-, Sophie Thompson, 1962-, Katherine Kelly, 1979-, Cush Jumbo, 1985- and Timothy Speyer, 1968- (London, England: Royal National Theatre, 2012, originally published 2012), 2 hours 28 mins
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Small Island
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directed by Rufus Norris, 1965-; designed by Katrina Lindsay, fl. 2000, Katrina Lindsay, fl. 2000, Paul Anderson, fl. 2019; performed by Gershwyn Eustache Jnr, fl. 2012, Andrew Rothney, fl. 2011, Leah Harvey, fl. 2008, Aisling Loftus, 1990- and C. J. Beckford, fl. 2015 (London, England: Royal National Theatre, 2019, originally published 2019), 2 hours 49 mins

Age recommendation: 15+ (strong language and racist terms)

Recorded through National Theatre Live on 30th May, 2019.

Adapted for the stage by Helen Edmundson, Small Island follows three intricately connected stories. Hortense yearns for a new life away from rural Jamaica, Gilbert dreams of becoming a lawyer, and Q...

directed by Rufus Norris, 1965-; designed by Katrina Lindsay, fl. 2000, Katrina Lindsay, fl. 2000, Paul Anderson, fl. 2019; performed by Gershwyn Eustache Jnr, fl. 2012, Andrew Rothney, fl. 2011, Leah Harvey, fl. 2008, Aisling Loftus, 1990- and C. J. Beckford, fl. 2015 (London, England: Royal National Theatre, 2019, originally published 2019), 2 hours 49 mins
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