West End this week: The Wiz, The Madness of George III and David Tennant

By | Posted on 09-Jun-2020

West End this week: The Wiz, The Madness of George III and David Tennant

With the latest BBC dramas to watch, as well as even more productions being streamed online, what are you waiting for? Explore the best in dramatic storytelling while staying at home with us.

What to watch from the West End this week

The Wiz, starring Queen Latifah

“Ease On Down The Road” with the all-star cast of The Wiz, available to watch this Friday. Based on L. Frank Baum’s The Wizard of Oz, Dorothy sets off on an unlikely quest to meet the Wizard and be granted the chance to go back home. Starring Queen Latifah, Mary J. Blige, Ne-Yo and Uzo Aduba, this week’s stream of The Wiz will also raise money for the National Association for the Advancement of Colored People (NAACP) to eliminate racial discrimination.

What we’re streaming online

Mark Gatiss stars as the titular monarch in The Madness of George III, the latest play to be streamed as part of the National Theatre at Home series. Written by Alan Bennett, the play follows British politicians and the royal family, as they try to conceal George III’s unravelling mind and behaviours; will George undermine the crown forevermore? Staged at Nottingham Playhouse in 2018, it’s the first non-London play to be shown as part of the initiative.

What we’re watching on television

David Tennant and Michael Sheen reunite to star in Staged, a brand new six-part series coming to BBC One from 10th June. Not much is known about the whole series, but the first episode will follow a director who convinces his actors to continue rehearsals online.

Photo credit: Kwaku Alston/NBC | 2015 NBCUniversal Media, LLC.

Which Oz-inspired show is this song from?

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