More places to stream shows this Easter Sunday (and beyond) #CultureInQuarantine #staycreative

And the shows available for you to stream just keep rolling in.

One of the only positives I can see about this whole thing right now is that people who might not usually get the opportunity to go to the theatre (too far away, too expensive) have the chance to see some of the best shows around.

So here are the next batch for your enjoyment. 

We will of course get reviewing as many as we can. 

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Review: 4**** Vivaldi Meets Werther: Four Seasons – Bridewell Theatre / Opera in the City Festival @TimeZoneTheatre @OperaCityFest @BridewellCentre

The concept alone makes this production intriguing: two famous artistic works – one musical, one literary – being paired up to provide a new way to experience each of them. 

Pamela Schermann splices together a rendition of Vivaldi’s Four Seasons with Goethe’s pro-romantic novel The Sorrows of Young Werther. Passages of music are interwoven with extracts of Werther’s letters which comprise the novel, delivered by Samuel Lawrence as Werther. Just as the music moves through the stages of the year, so the narrative traces Werther’s various psychological transitions. The spring of his youthful, carefree passion for the betrothed Charlotte inevitably collides in due course with the reality of her marriage to another and the impossibility of his position. Ultimately his emotional journey arrives at a place of a wintery solitude, leading him on to take drastic steps to curtail his bleak future. 

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