West End this week: Coriolanus, Romeo and Juliet and Peter Pan

By | Posted on 01-Jun-2020

West End this week: Coriolanus, Romeo and Juliet and Peter Pan

There’s so much theatre to enjoy from the comfort of your own home this week. With family-friendly shows suitable for all ages to Shakespeare dramas that are simply unmissable. So, kickstart another month of theatre in style with us.

What to watch from the West End this week

Coriolanus, starring Tom Hiddleston

Tom Hiddleston stars as the titular character in Shakespeare’s blistering drama, available to watch from the National Theatre’s YouTube channel this Thursday. The play follows Coriolanus, who is called upon to defend the city of Rome. But, with enemies to defeat, will his plans of political manipulation and revenge be successful? The rarely-performed tragedy features a star cast including Mark Gatiss, Hadley Fraser and Alfred Enoch and we can’t wait to watch.

What we’re watching on television

It’s arguably one of Shakespeare’s most-known plays. But, have you ever seen a full production of Romeo and Juliet?  Previously available to watch online as part of the BBC’s Culture in Quarantine series, the 2018 production will be aired on BBC Four this weekend. Once you’ve watched the performance, see if you can get full marks on our Shakespeare actor quiz.

What we’re streaming online

Wish you could whisk yourself away to another land? Well, now you can as you watch Peter Pan Live. Christopher Walken plays Captain Hook in this fairytale musical adaptation, but you’ll have to be quick as it’s only live for 48 hours. Why not watch a teaser performance of Peter Pan Live above.

Photo credit: Johan Persson (Tom Hiddleston in Coriolanus)