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Hampstead Theatre to show three more plays online for free

Dramas about the Miners' Strike, Edward Snowden and partitioning of India unveiled

30 March, 2020 — By Tom Foot

Hampstead Theatre shut a fortnight ago because of coronavirus 

THREE productions from Hampstead Theatre are to be screened online for free.

Mike Bartlett’s Wild – a 2016 play inspired by the American whistleblower Edward Snowden – can be watched from tonight (Monday) until April 5 through the theatre’s website.

Beth Steel’s Wonderland – a witty drama set in the 1984-5 Miners’ strike – will be available from Monday, April 6 10am until 10pm on April 12.

Howard Brenton’s Drawing the Line (2013) – about the chaotic partitioning of India in 1947 – will be on the week.

Artistic Director of Hampstead Theatre, Roxana Silbert, said: “I hope these productions offer audiences entertainment, connection and nourishment in a time of uncertainty and isolation. These three plays all shine a light on turbulent points in our international history which, along with acknowledging the worst of human behaviour, celebrates the ingenuity, humour, compassion and resilience of the best.”

All three productions were originally live streamed from Hampstead Theatre and were available to watch on the Guardian’s website for 72 hours. The plays have been made available with permission of the King’s Cross media giant.

Hampstead Theatre, which shut on March 16 due to health advice, has already screened one of its earlier plays through Instagram.

Visit and the Guardian website for more details.

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