Hansard and Treasure Island added to National Theatre at Home

The National Theatre have announced the addition of two new NT productions to their streaming service, National Theatre at Home.

Hansard, Simon Woods’ debut play, directed by Simon Godwin (Romeo & Juliet, Twelfth Night); and Treasure Island, adapted by Bryony Lavery (Frozen, Kursk) from the iconic novel by Robert Louis Stevenson and directed by Polly Findlay (Antigone, Beginning).

Alex Jennings and Lyndsey Duncan in Hansard. Photo: Catherine Ashmore

The service, which launched in December 2020, now features 28 productions available to stream on the platform.  Other highlights include the Donmar Warehouse's production of Coriolanus, starring Tom Hiddleston, and Frankenstein, starring Benedict Cumberbatch and Jonny Lee Millar.

Hansard features two-time Olivier Award winners, Lindsay Duncan and Alex Jennings, as Tory politician Robin Hesketh and his wife of 30 years, Diana, on one summer’s morning in 1988. Hansard premiered in the NT’s Lyttelton theatre in August 2019 and was broadcast to cinemas that November. This is the first time it will be available on demand for audiences worldwide.  

Patsy Ferran and Arthur Darvill in Treasure Island. Photo: Johan Persson

Treasure Island features Olivier Award-winner Patsy Ferran (soon to appear in the Old Vic's Camp Siegfried) as Jim and Arthur Darvill (Doctor Who, Broadchurch) as Long John Silver. Treasure Island premiered in the NT’s Olivier theatre in December 2014 and was broadcast to cinemas in February 2015. The production was available to watch as part of the National Theatre at Home’s YouTube streams in April 2020.

Also launching today are audio-descriptions for Chewing Gum Dreams, the semi-autobiographical one-woman play by Michaela Coel, and The Old Vic and Headlong’s production of All My Sons with Sally Field and Bill Pullman, to support blind and partially sighted audiences worldwide. There are now 17 National Theatre at Home titles available with audio-description. All productions on National Theatre at Home are available with captions.  

National Theatre at Home is available at ntathome.com, with single titles available from £5.99 - £8.99, a monthly subscription for £9.99 or a yearly subscription for £99.99.  

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