UK: David Tennant’s Richard II Amongst Theatre Productions Coming To BritBox
With theatres and auditoriums still very much subject to restrictions, BritBox subscribers can now enjoy comedies, tragedies, ballets and operas from the UK’s preeminent performers at home, as the service expands to support the British performing arts from 23rd July.
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 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.
BritBox is a digital video subscription service created by the BBC and ITV. The service brings the very best in past, present and future British programming and award-winning content to viewers all in one place for £5.99 per month in HD. British TV boxsets from All 4 and British films from Film 4 will launch on the service in 2020. The service includes high quality factual and entertainment content from Channel 5 plus original British comedies from Comedy Central UK. BritBox features the biggest collection of British content available on any streaming service, and brand new commissions for British production companies specifically created for BritBox. BritBox also offers expert curation and playlists that will enable viewers to easily find programmes they know and discover new favourites via web, mobile, tablet, connected TVs and streaming devices including Fire TV, Apple TV & Chromecast. Content on BritBox can be downloaded and viewed offline where rights allow.