London’s Old Vic theatre is taking its productions worldwide with a mix of new and recorded shows.
The theatre is releasing an archive recording of it’s 2018 production of A Monster Calls on its YouTube channel from Friday, June 5 at 7pm.
The show – which is based on Patrick Ness’ book of the same name and was also turned into a film – tells the story of Conor, a teenage boy whose mother is undergoing cancer treatment.
He awakes one night to discover a tree near to his house has transformed into a monster, that speaks to him and tells him a series of fantastical stories.
June will also see Matt Smith and Claire Foy reprise their roles in the ecologically-themed relationship drama Lungs.
They will perform live to an empty Old Vic auditorium, with audiences watching online rather than in person.
Tickets will be sold in the same way as for normal performances, ranging from £10 to £65 and limited to around 1000 seats – even though everyone will see the same digital screening.
The run will be part of a wider season, branded In Camera, that will include rehearsed play readings.
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