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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, Zoe Aldrich, fl. 2003 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, Zoe Aldrich, fl. 2003 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, 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, 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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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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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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Translations
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written by Brian Friel, 1929-2015; directed by Ian Rickson, 1963-; designed by Rae Smith, fl. 2007, Rae Smith, fl. 2007, Neil Austin, fl. 2007; performed by Adetomiwa Edun, 1984-, Dermot Crowley, 1947-, Michelle Fox, Colin Morgan, 1986-, Ciarán Hinds, 1953-, Aoife Duffin, Laurence Kinlan, 1983-, Seamus O'Hara, fl. 2014, Judith Roddy, fl. 2004 and Rufus Wright, 1974- (London, England: Royal National Theatre, 2018, originally published 2018), 2 hours 6 mins

Age recommendation: 12+

This archive recording was captured on 31st July, 2018.

What happens when a land is robbed of its language?

Brian Friel’s modern classic is a powerful account of nationhood, which sees the turbulent relationship between England and Ireland play out in one quiet community.

Owen, the prodigal...

written by Brian Friel, 1929-2015; directed by Ian Rickson, 1963-; designed by Rae Smith, fl. 2007, Rae Smith, fl. 2007, Neil Austin, fl. 2007; performed by Adetomiwa Edun, 1984-, Dermot Crowley, 1947-, Michelle Fox, Colin Morgan, 1986-, Ciarán Hinds, 1953-, Aoife Duffin, Laurence Kinlan, 1983-, Seamus O'Hara, fl. 2014, Judith Roddy, fl. 2004 and Rufus Wright, 1974- (London, England: Royal National Theatre, 2018, originally published 2018), 2 hours 6 mins
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Twelfth Night
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written by William Shakespeare, 1564-1616; directed by Simon Godwin, fl. 2008; designed by Soutra Gilmour; performed by Tamsin Greig, 1966-, Tim McMullan, 1963-, Tamara Lawrance, 1994-, Niky Wardley, Phoebe Fox, 1987-, Doon Mackichan, 1962-, Oliver Chris, 1978-, Daniel Rigby, 1982-, Imogen Doel, fl. 2017, Adam Best, 1982-, Daniel Ezra, fl. 2013, Brad Morrison, fl. 2017 and Emmanuel Kojo, fl. 2016 (London, England: Royal National Theatre, 2017, originally published 2017), 2 hours 38 mins

Age recommendation: 12+

This production was recorded through National Theatre Live on 6th April, 2017.

A ship is wrecked on the rocks. Viola is washed ashore but her twin brother Sebastian is lost. Determined to survive on her own, she steps out to explore a new land. So begins a whirlwind of mistaken identity and...

written by William Shakespeare, 1564-1616; directed by Simon Godwin, fl. 2008; designed by Soutra Gilmour; performed by Tamsin Greig, 1966-, Tim McMullan, 1963-, Tamara Lawrance, 1994-, Niky Wardley, Phoebe Fox, 1987-, Doon Mackichan, 1962-, Oliver Chris, 1978-, Daniel Rigby, 1982-, Imogen Doel, fl. 2017, Adam Best, 1982-, Daniel Ezra, fl. 2013, Brad Morrison, fl. 2017 and Emmanuel Kojo, fl. 2016 (London, England: Royal National Theatre, 2017, originally published 2017), 2 hours 38 mins
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The Winter's Tale
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written by William Shakespeare, 1564-1616; directed by Justin Audibert, fl. 2017; designed by Lucy Sierra, fl. 2008, Paul Knott, fl. 2009; performed by Nana Amoo-Gottfried, fl. 2014, Adrian Richards, fl. 2018, Tamara Camacho, fl. 2014, Stephanie Levi-John, fl. 2017, Shazia Nicholls, fl. 2015, Johndeep More, fl. 2017, Gabby Wong, fl. 2011 and Kenton Thomas, fl. 2007 (London, England: Royal National Theatre, 2018, originally published 2018), 1 hour 9 mins

Age recommendation: 8+

This show was originally staged as part of the National Theatre’s Shakespeare for younger audiences programme. This archival recording was captured in 2018.

Perdita is a brave, intelligent and much-loved girl, but something is not quite right in her world. Join her on a journey through magic...

written by William Shakespeare, 1564-1616; directed by Justin Audibert, fl. 2017; designed by Lucy Sierra, fl. 2008, Paul Knott, fl. 2009; performed by Nana Amoo-Gottfried, fl. 2014, Adrian Richards, fl. 2018, Tamara Camacho, fl. 2014, Stephanie Levi-John, fl. 2017, Shazia Nicholls, fl. 2015, Johndeep More, fl. 2017, Gabby Wong, fl. 2011 and Kenton Thomas, fl. 2007 (London, England: Royal National Theatre, 2018, originally published 2018), 1 hour 9 mins
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