Digital Theatre (website)

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Digital Theatre is a media production company based in London that works in partnership with leading theatre companies and producers to capture live theatre performances onscreen. The company was founded by Robert Delamere and Tom Shaw and launched in 2009. Digital Theatre produces films of stage productions in high-definition that can be downloaded or streamed as video on demand via its website. Partner companies include the Royal Shakespeare Company, Almeida Theatre, the Royal Court Theatre, the English Touring Theatre, the Young Vic and Open Air Theatre, Regent's Park.[1][2][3][4]

Productions[edit]

All My Sons (2011) - Howard Davies’ production of Arthur Miller’s 1947 play.

Into the Woods (2011) - Stephen Sondheim and James Lapine’s dark and humorous musical twist on the Brothers Grimm stories.[5]

As You Like It (2011) - The RSC’s production of Shakespeare’s comedy.[6][7]

The Comedy of Errors (2010) - RSC/Told By An Idiot co-production.[8]

The Comedy of Errors – The Documentary (2010) - Behind the scenes documentary.

Kafka’s Monkey (2010) - Kathryn Hunter as Red Peter, the Ape. A Young Vic production adapted by Colin Teevan.

Parlour Song (2010) - Jez Butterworth’s comedy with Amanda Drew, Toby Jones and Andrew Lincoln. An Almeida Theatre Company production directed by Ian Rickson

Over There (2009) - The Royal Court’s production of Mark Ravenhill’s play where twins are reunited by the fall of the Berlin Wall.

The Container (2009) - Clare Bayley’s story of illegal immigration performed inside a shipping container outside the Young Vic.

Far From the Madding Crowd (2009) - English Touring Theatre’s staging of Thomas Hardy’s novel adapted by Mark Healey.[9]

Gulf Stage[edit]

Gulf Stage is a collaboration between Digital Theatre, the British Council, the Qatar Ministry of Culture, Arts & Heritage and the Qatar Foundation. Involving productions from Bahrain, Kuwait, Oman, Qatar, Saudi Arabia and the United Arab Emirates, Gulf Stage was set up as a competition. Performances were chosen specifically to represent the participating countries and shot over a six-day period on location at the National Theatre of Qatar.[10][11][12]

Gulf Stage Productions[edit]

• Al Jabra - Bahrain

• The Nursery - Kuwait

The Dark Night - Oman

• Me... You... The Human] - Qatar

• Al Sanbouk - Saudi Arabia

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Leading theatres launch downloadable shows". Official London Theatre. Retrieved 10 May 2011. [dead link]
  2. ^ "Digital Theatre launches itune-style HD theatre download site". The Stage. Retrieved 10 May 2011. 
  3. ^ Vaizey, Ed. "Cultural Innovation (speech given at the National Theatre, 27th January 2011)". Retrieved 10 May 2011. 
  4. ^ Cavendish, Dominic (14 February 2011). "The transient magic of theatre captured for ever". The Daily Telegraph. 
  5. ^ "Into the Woods (Review)". Retrieved 10 May 2011. 
  6. ^ "Royal Shakespeare Company". Retrieved 10 May 2011. 
  7. ^ Cavendish, Dominic (14 February 2011). "Daily Telegraph". The Daily Telegraph (London). Retrieved 10 May 2011. 
  8. ^ Maxwell, Dominic (26 March 2010). "Shakespeare: These days, all the world really is a stage". The Times. 
  9. ^ "Digital Theatre Productions". Retrieved 10 May 2011. 
  10. ^ "British Council". Retrieved 10 May 2011. 
  11. ^ Gardner, Lyn (1 February 2011). "The Guardian". London. Retrieved 10 May 2011. 
  12. ^ A Younger Theatre. "Digital Theatre launches Gulf Stage". Retrieved 10 May 2011. 

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