The Whatsonstage.com Television channel is a rapidly expanding archive of theatre-related video content. We’re regularly adding show trailers, first night reports, event promos, interviews, video diaries, behind-the-scenes footage and other special features.

These fortnightly round-ups provide a sample of some of the best theatre videos from around the web, all handpicked by our video correspondent David Grewcock.

You can access lots more footage – and our archive of “video picks” round-ups – via the Whatsonstage.com Television channel. If you've seen something you think is worth a watch for theatregoers, please email us the clip or a link to it. Thanks for watching!


  • West End goes Live - West End Live, the world's largest free theatre festival, took place last weekend in Leicester Square (See Photos, 22 Jun 2009), and in case you weren't one of the thousands who made it along this year, Whatsonstage.com TV editor Ian Miller was there, camera at the ready, to film the action and capture performances from stars including Jerry Springer, Jodie Prenger and Patina Miller.


  • Been So Long - Che Walker’s punchy, urban writing brought him high praise for The Frontline, the first contemporary play to be staged at Shakespeare’s Globe and he’s now wowing the Young Vic audiences with his latest offering Been So Long. The neon soaked new musical comedy features a pulsing score with a mix of soul, funk, jazz, reggae and blues and continues to play at the Young Vic until 15 June 2009.

  • NT Live - Just one day to go before the National Theatre launches its ground-breaking initiative which will see several of their current shows broadcast live to cinema screens around the world. The four show NT Live pilot season will launch with Phèdre, starring Helen Mirren, Margaret Tyzack and Dominic Cooper. The 25 June performance will be filmed in high definition and broadcast via satellite to approximately 65 cinemas and arts centres, reaching a widespread audience live across the UK with a further 200 venues around the world also screening the production.

  • Carrie’s War - Following the success of its 2006 premiere production, the acclaimed stage adaptation of Nina Bawden’s award-winning classic comes to the West End this Summer. Carrie's War is the timeless tale of the adventures of Carrie Willow; a young girl evacuated from London during World War II. An unforgettable story of one ordinary girl - living and growing up through extraordinary times. Playing at the Apollo theatre until 12 September 2009, it stars Kacey Ainsworth and Prunella Scales.


  • Conley the hair to Ball - Next month (27 July) multi-award winning Broadway import Hairspray at the Shaftesbury Theatre is welcoming a new cast. Brian Conley is taking over from Michael Ball as Edna, and he'll be joined by newcomer Chloe Hart and Liam Tamne, who take over from original stars Leanne Jones and Ben James Ellis as, respectively, Tracy Turnblad and heartthrob Link Larkin. Hart comes straight out of Guildhall School of Music and Drama, while Tamne was recently seen in Wicked
  • You can access lots more footage – and our archive of “video picks” round-ups – via the Whatsonstage.com Television channel. If you've seen something you think is worth a watch for theatregoers, please email us the clip or a link to it. Thanks for watching!