Stage shows, musical films, plays and more to watch on Amazon Prime
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.
Here's some stagey content you can see on the popular streaming platform that is included with your membership at no extra charge…
Everybody's Talking About Jamie (2021)
The movie adaptation of the hit stage show has made its way to the screen! Have you watched it yet? Read our review. Its original source material – the 2011 documentary Jamie: Drag Queen at 16 – is also available on the service.
A variety of theatre stars (including Billy Porter and Idina Menzel) appear in this new jukebox musical twist on the classic fairytale.
And if you prefer the classics, the 1965 version of the Rodgers and Hammerstein musical, starring Lesley Ann Warren, Stuart Damon, Walter Pidgeon and Ginger Rogers, is also available.
A Taste of Shakespeare (2021)
Recorded at London's iconic Globe Theatre, students from the capital's leading drama schools take to the stage to perform scenes from some of the Bard's most popular plays.
Great British Theatre: Season 1
Here's your chance to watch (or re-watch) Ian McKellen on Stage (2021), Fleabag (2019) – Phoebe Waller-Bridge's one-woman show that started it all, the Benedict Cumberbatch-led revival of Hamlet (2015) and the National Theatre's production of Frankenstein (2011), where you can choose between the version featuring Cumberbatch as the Creature and Jonny Lee Miller as Victor Frankenstein or vice versa!
And if you need even more Fleabag in your life, both seasons of the hugely popular television adaptation are also available to stream!
What the Constitution Means to Me (2020)
The Broadway hit is truly unmissable (given the recent events in the US) – so we would recommend giving it a try ASAP.
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 (2018)
Watch and marvel as the one and only Anthony Hopkins takes on one of Shakespeare's most coveted roles!
A drum, a drum: Macbeth doth come! Patrick Stewart and Kate Fleetwood star in this bold production courtesy of Rupert Goold, which made the leap to TV after initially running at Chichester Festival Theatre in 2007.
A Midsummer Night's Dream (1969)
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 of all time. Theatre royalty at its best.
Jesus Christ Superstar (1973)
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.
One Night in Miami… (2021)
Regina King's film version of the charged Kemp Powers play stars stars Kingsley Ben-Adir, Eli Goree, Aldis Hodge, and Hamilton favourite Leslie Odom Jr. and garnered plenty of accolades along the way!
Royal Wedding (1951)
Featuring that iconic Fred Astaire "Dancing on the Ceiling" moment, this is a complete gem of a vintage show – perfect for warming those cockles!
Fiddler on the Roof (1971)
The much-loved film adaptation of the 1964 Broadway musical, starring Topol as Tevye, won three Oscars after its release, including 'Best Original Score'… and you don't have to be a rich man to watch it: it's free with a Prime membership!
The Producers (2005)
Nathan Lane and Matthew Broderick reprise their stage roles of Max Bialystock and Leo Bloom, respectively, from the 2001 Broadway musical in this hilariously over-the-top movie adaptation.
Welcome to the 60's! The all-star cast for this film adaptation of the 2002 Broadway musical includes John Travolta, Michelle Pfeiffer, Christopher Walken, James Marsden, Queen Latifah and Zac Efron just to name a few!
Sweeney Todd – The Demon Barber of Fleet Street (2007)
Tim Burton's gruesome film adaptation of one of the great Stephen Sondheim musicals stars Johnny Depp, Helena Bonham Carter, Alan Rickman, Timothy Spall and Sacha Baron Cohen.
West Side Story (1961)
Steven Spielberg may have just blown us all away with his new take on the 1957 Broadway classic (also featuring lyrics by Mr Sondheim), but the 1961 original is always worth another look. Why not "Tonight"?
Chitty Chitty Bang Bang (1968)
As we mourn the recent passing of Sally Ann Howes, why not revisit her iconic portrayal of Truly Scrumptious, alongside Dick van Dyke as Caractacus Potts, in this immortal family-favourite of a musical with a flying car?
The Pajama Game (1957)
Hey There! Doris Day stars as Babe Williams in this musical comedy classic that just never gets old.
Damn Yankees (1958)
The film adaptation of the beloved 1955 Broadway musical is available to stream for free and the cast includes Gwen Verdon as Lola. And never forget: Whatever Lola Wants, Lola Gets!
Rock of Ages (2012)
The movie adaptation of the 2009 Broadway jukebox musical is brimming with those air guitar classics and features a laugh-out-loud performance by Tom Cruise in the role of rock god Stacee Jaxx.
La La Land (2016)
A modern movie musical gem and a love letter to Los Angeles, La La Land also garnered the Dear Evan Hansen songwriting team of Benj Pasek and Justin Paul an Oscar in the category of 'Best Original Song' (for "City of Stars").