Digital Theatre is today (9 May 2013) delighted to announce the launch of one of the first YouTube paid channels, making the best of British theatre available to a new worldwide audience.
You can visit the channel on YouTube at http://youtube.com/digitaltheatre.
Audiences can now subscribe to watch full-length British theatre productions directly through Digital Theatre’s YouTube channel, the latest addition to Digital Theatre’s expanding range of platforms.
Digital Theatre works in partnership with Britain's leading theatre companies to capture live performance authentically onscreen from multiple camera angles and makes them available to a worldwide audience in high definition.
Productions available in Digital Theatre’s subscription catalogue at launch include classic plays such as the sell-out West End revival of All My Sons, the 2013 Arts Desk Award-nominated Kafka’s Monkey and Shakespeare such as As You Like It captured at the Royal Shakespeare Company in Stratford-upon-Avon.
Paid channels are the latest category of videos that can be enjoyed through YouTube, adding to the ever-growing selection of channels, live streams, viral videos, movies and TV shows.
The new YouTube paid channel joins Digital Theatre’s expanding range of platforms, which now includes apps for Samsung Smart TV, iPhone, iPad and iPod touch, the new on-demand Digital Theatre Channel on the YouView TalkTalk Player and the Digital Theatre Desktop Player.
The channel also makes full Digital Theatre productions available as part of a subscription for the first time.
Speaking about the launch of the new channel, Digital Theatre Co-Founder and CEO Robert Delamere said: “As a content creator we recognise the power of YouTube as a global platform to connect users to videos they love. We’re delighted to introduce new audiences to the world class talent working in British theatre today.”
Digital Theatre’s Co-Founder and Executive Producer Tom Shaw added: “YouTube is a proven global entertainment destination and this exciting new paid channel makes Digital Theatre uniquely placed to bring performing arts content to an ever growing global community.”
The Digital Theatre channel launches with the following titles:
All My Sons – Arthur Miller’s classic 20th century drama starring David Suchet and Zoë Wanamaker captured during its sold out run at the West End’s Apollo Theatre
As You Like It – The Royal Shakespeare Company’s celebrated production directed by Michael Boyd and which toured to New York in summer 2011
Billy the Kid – The Unicorn Theatre’s heart-warming staging of Michael Morpurgo’s story of a champion Chelsea footballer set during the Second World War
The Comedy of Errors – Shakespeare's classic comedy retold for young people and families by the Royal Shakespeare Company and Told by an Idiot
The Container – Clare Bayley's gripping story about undocumented migrants famously performed inside a shipping container outside the Young Vic
Far from the Madding Crowd – English Touring Theatre’s rousing staging of Thomas Hardy's popular classic, adapted for the stage by Mark Healy
Kafka’s Monkey – based on Franz Kafka’s A Report to an Academy, Kathryn Hunter delivers an astounding performance as Red Peter, the Ape
Lovesong – a haunting and beautiful tale of past and present lives, intertwining and colliding written by Abi Morgan (The Iron Lady, Shame) and created by Frantic Assembly
Over There – Mark Ravenhill’s story of reunited twins, starring twins Harry and Luke Treadaway (2013 Olivier Award for Best Actor) at the Royal Court
Parlour Song – written by Jerusalem’s Jez Butterworth and starring Toby Jones, Andrew Lincoln and Amanda Drew, captured at the Almeida Theatre.
Digital Theatre will regularly update the productions that are available to watch as part of the subscription channel.
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