National Theatre At Home, the London company's streaming service, has added two titles to its catalog, with Athol Fugard’s "Master Harold"...and the Boys, starring Lucian Msamati, and Shakespeare's As You Like It, starring Rosalie Craig (Company), now available for streaming.
The revival of Fugard's semi-autobiographical play was seen at the London theatre in 2019, with Msamati (Amadeus, Kiri) as Sam, Hammed Animashaun (Barber Shop Chronicles, A Midsummer Night’s Dream) as Willie, and Anson Boon (Blackbird, The Alienist) as Hally. The production was directed by Roy Alexander Weise (Nine Night, The Mountaintop) and featured set and costume design by Rajha Shakiry, lighting design by Paule Constable, movement direction by Shelley Maxwell, and sound design by Giles Thomas. Read reviews for the production here.
"Master Harold"...and the Boys comes to the streaming service as an archive recording, the filming's first-ever public release.
The theatre's 2016 As You Like It production was broadcast to movie theatres via the company's NTLive series. Craig, who created the role of Bobbi in Marianne Elliott's Olivier-winning Company revival, stars as Rosalind in the Shakespeare comedy, alongside Rosa Leon Annor, Philip Arditti, Mark Benton, Paul Chahidi, Jonathan Dryden Taylor, Patsy Ferran, Patrick Godfrey, Gemma Lawrence, Ken Nwosu, Ekow Quartey, and Alan Williams. The production was directed by Polly Findlay and featured set designs by Lizzie Clachan, costumes by Christina Cunningham, lighting by Jon Clark, music by Orlando Gough, movement by Jonathan Goddard, sound by Carolyn Downing, and fight direction by Kate Waters.
National Theatre At Home streams productions from the Olivier-winning London theatre, with a catalog comprising both NTLive broadcasts, many of which were originally shown live in movie theatres; and archival tapings available to the public for the first time via the streamer. Available to theatregoers worldwide, the service's catalog includes Gillian Anderson in All About Eve and A Streetcar Named Desire, Marianne Elliott's Tony-nominated Angels in America starring Andrew Garfield and Nathan Lane, Frankenstein starring Benedict Cumberbatch, and more. Visit NTAtHome.com.