While they’ve lowered the curtain at The Other Palace, the digital stage is set to bring the show online, hosting quality quarantine quizzing, panel discussions and innovative streamed theatre performances. Here’s how you can experience theatre at home:
The Last Five Years
Award-winning musical, The Last Five Years, is an emotionally powerful musical about two New Yorkers who fall in and out of love over the course of five years. Written by Tony Award-winning composer Jason Robert Brown, the play has seen numerous productions around the world including a film adaptation starring Pitch Perfect’s Anna Kendrick but it is now to be produced in an entirely new and innovative way.
It is the musical’s unconventional structure that is allowing this brand-new, highly innovative form of streamed theatre to be created. Jamie (Danny Becker) tells his story chronologically from their love-at-first-site meeting, whilst Cathy (Lauren Samuels) tells her story in reverse, from the end of their turbulent relationship to the start.
The Last Five Years is running from 25 – 27 June, Tickets cost £8 and go on sale Friday 5 June, 12pm
Musical Theatre Pub Quiz
Think you know Joseph from Jamie, Hairspray from Hello Dolly!, Rent from Rocky Horror? Then The Other Palace Theatre have the perfect quiz for you.
Live streaming from lockdown they’ve put their best Broadway and West End facts together to create the ultimate Musical Theatre Pub Quiz. Play with friends or on your own, pick your musical theatre-themed team name, and put your knowledge to the test!
There will be prizes up for grabs and plenty of fun to be had along the way.
The quiz is free to take part in and takes place on 15 June, 7.30pm