Digital Theatre Adds Shakespeare's Globe Productions of Romeo and Juliet; Doctor Faustus; As You Like It; Love's Labour's Lost
Digital Theatre today announced the expansion of its Digital Theatre Collections with four further productions from Shakespeare's Globe.
Today's release of four further iconic titles; Romeo and Juliet; Doctor Faustus; As You Like It; Love's Labour's Lost, filmed by Shakespeare's Globe, marks out Digital Theatre as the go to online destination for authentic British Shakespeare performances.
This announcement follows six productions captured at the Royal Opera House, made available on Digital Theatre Collections last month.
Romeo and Juliet stars Adetomiwa Edun and Ellie Kendrick in the title roles; Adetomiwa is well known for playing Elyan in BBC One's Merlin and Sey in BBC Two's The Hour, and Ellie is known to fans of HBO's Game of Thronesas Meera Reed, Anne Frank in BBC One mini-series The Diary of Anne Frank, and maid Ivy Morris in BBC One's revival of Upstairs Downstairs.
Doctor Faustus stars Doctor Who companion Arthur Darville, who played Rory Williams in the internationally renowned British television series from 2010-12. He has also had starring roles in BBC One's Broadchurch(alongside former Doctor Who stars David Tennant and Olivia Coleman), the film biopic of Ian Dury, Sex & Drugs & Rock & Roll, and can currently be seen in New York starring in the hit Broadway musical Once.
Audiences will be able to watch these world-class productions at the touch of a button via Digital Theatre's expanding range of platforms. Productions can be watched instantly online or enjoyed with our apps for Samsung Smart TV, iPhone, iPad and iPod touch, with the on-demand Digital Theatre Channel on the YouView TalkTalk Player and the Digital Theatre Desktop Player.
Speaking about the expansion of the Shakespeare's Globe Collection, Digital Theatre Co-Founder and CEORobert Delamere said: "Expanding our Shakespeare's Globe Collection to include classics performed by a young, recognisable British cast is very exciting. This Collection offers everything a Shakespeare fan could want; a first rate cast, flawless direction and a stunningly authentic British staging. With our catalogues expanding, Digital Theatre is the online destination for Shakespeare performed onstage, and they are all available to watch at the touch of a button anywhere in the world."
Digital Theatre Co-Founder and Executive Producer Tom Shaw announced that Digital Theatre Collectionswould also soon bring international titles to the platform: "With Digital Theatre Collections we are building a unique cultural service that provides a platform for producers of quality performing arts content worldwide. I'm delighted to say that in the coming weeks and months we will be announcing a number of international partners and releasing our first international titles."
In November 2012 Digital Theatre released four plays filmed by the Globe during their 2010 'Kings and Rogues' season. Those productions are now joined by three productions from the Globe's 2009 season and Doctor Faustus, starring Arthur Darvill, filmed during its 2011 run.
Shakespeare's Globe 2011 season