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Anthony Hopkins as King Lear
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Lots of people have Amazon Prime Video – some even have it without realising it, they're just pining for speedy delivery times. You can also try Prime Video free now for 30 days.

But here are some shows you can see on the platform. Oh and also spare a thought for those who may be out of work during the ongoing crisis – you can find ways to help here.




What the Constitution Means to Me

The Broadway hit is truly unmissable (given the recent events in the US) – so we would recommend giving it a try ASAP.


Macbeth

Our first Macbeth on this list is the recent version starring Michael Fassbender and Marion Cotillard. A brooding, visually beautiful recording, it is directed by Justin Kurzel.


Barnum

Michael Crawford stars in this musical about the iconic circus master. It was an out-and-out hit well before The Greatest Showman came along, and features some great tunes including "Join the Circus".


King Lear

Anthony Hopkins, Florence Pugh, Andrew Scott and more tackle the Bard's great tragedy (apparently written during a quarantine, by the way) in this BBC special that aired a couple of years ago. While we're on the subject – isn't it about time Pugh comes to the stage?



Richard II

Fiona Shaw is brilliant at most things (cough, Killing Eve, cough) and to see her take on one of Shakespeare's most iconic monarchs in this production is worth its weight in gold.


Macbeth

A drum, a drum, another Macbeth doth come! Patrick Stewart and Kate Fleetwood star in this production courtesy of Rupert Goold, which made the leap to TV after initially running at Chichester Festival Theatre in 2007.


Cirque Du Soleil: Worlds Away

James Cameron helps out the iconic circus troupe to deliver a visual specatcular in this hour-long show.


A Midsummer Night's Dream

Try this for a cast – Helen Mirren, Ian Richardson, Judi Dench, Ian Holm, Diana Rigg, Clive Swift and MORE appear in what might be one of the starriest filmed stage productions. Theatre royalty at its best.


Kiss Me Kate

Want to spend the holidays brushing up your Shakespeare? Well look no further than this film version of the fantastic musical caper.



Much Ado About Nothing

Shot over the space of two weeks, Joss Whedon (of Avengers fame) got a group of friends together to shoot their own take on Much Ado all in the same LA household. The results are low-fi and endearing.


Julius Caesar

Based on the RSC's Greg Doran version of the show, Paterson Joseph stars in this filmed version of the Shakespeare classic.


Once

Featuring Glen Hansard's lovely tunes, the film went on to inspire the heart-warming, award-winning musical. So it's essential viewing for any theatre fans.


Jesus Christ Superstar

Got heaven on your mind? The 1973 film version of the iconic musical is a rollicking blast and features some outstanding voices (and some edgy desert sets) so if you want to bask in some proper ALW tunes then head for this.


Grease Live!

The Aaron Tveit, Vanessa Hudgens and Julianne Hough production, performed and recorded life, is ready for Prime viewing.


Pride and Prejudice

The musical played on our Facebook page in summer 2020, but it's now available for any enterprising Austen fan up for a musical twist!


Guys and Dolls

The hit show might not be rockin the boat on stage right now, but you can catch the 1955 film here.


Fleabag

The full first season of Phoebe Waller-Brdige's hit series, based on the stage play, is available for Prime users now!


Royal Wedding

Featuring that iconic Fred Astaire "Dancing on the Ceiling" moment, this is a complete gem of a vintage show – perfect for warming cockles!


Rock of Ages

The film version of the jukebox musical is now being presented on the streaming platform – for your viewing pleasure.

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