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NT:Live and Kicking

One of the most interesting sessions I attended at Devoted and Disgruntled last month was a provocation by Tassos Stevens of Coney: “Can technology in theatre ever be playful?” Inevitably, National Theatre Live came up, but the focus was slightly different to the usual debates about streamed theatre’s effect on the theatrical ecology. Instead, we spoke about its effect on an audience and the way in which it effects the theatrical experience.

All of these thoughts were bubbling through my head when I sat down to watch the Donmar’sĀ CoriolanusĀ at my local theatre last week. It was my eighth NT:Live experience, only three of those visits had been to streams of productions I hadn’t yet seen Continue reading NT:Live and Kicking