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WOS TV: Our Top Theatre Video Picks - 17 Sep 2008

The Whatsonstage.com Television channel is a rapidly expanding archive of theatre-related video content. As well as our exclusive first night reports, we regularly add show trailers, event promos, interviews, video diaries, behind-the-scenes footage and some hysterical “best of the web” gems, all handpicked by us.

Here’s a selection of some of our favourite recent additions:

  • Frost/Nixon Movie Trailer - The official trailer for the film adaptation of critically acclaimed 2006 Donmar Warehouse production Frost/Nixon, starring original cast members Michael Sheen and Frank Langella. Due to premiere at next month’s London film festival, it’s directed by Ron Howard and is tipped to be a contender at next year’s Oscars.>>>Click here to view!
    • Brief Clips From Brief Encounter - Anyone who’s seen Kneehigh’s critically acclaimed production of Brief Encounter at the Haymarket Cinema will be familiar with these hilarious spoof commercials, advertising everything from lard to toupees! We’ve tracked them down on the web and they’re well worth a watch for fans of the show and newcomers alike. >>>Click here to view!
    • Show Trailer – Rain Man - One of the major openings this week is the stage adaptation of 1988 Oscar winning film Rain Man, starring Hollywood heartthrob Josh Hartnett and veteran British stage actor Adam Godley. This trailer contains short interviews with the two principals, as well as behind the scenes footage.>>>Click here to view!
    • Interview with Vicky Featherstone - National Theatre of Scotland artistic director Vicky Featherstone discusses her production of David Harrower’s 365, which premiered at last month’s EIF and recently transferred to the Lyric Hammersmith. >>>Click here to view!
    • Show Trailer – Eurobeat - The undoubted feel-good hit of the autumn is interactive Eurovision-spoof musical Eurobeat, currently showing at the Novello theatre. It’s the loudest show in town, with clackers, horns and flags a must for any eager audience member. This trailer gives a taster of what to expect, and features an appearance from the king of Eurovision himself – Terry Wogan >>>Click here to view!

      You can view these – & many more – clips on tvision.whatsonstage.com.
      If you\'ve seen something you think is worth a watch for theatregoers,
      then please email us the clip or a link to it.

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