The National Theatre Collection

Experience world-class productions and archival materials from the UK’s National Theatre through this exciting collection, transforming the landscape of theatre and performance studies around the globe.
Drawing on 10 years of National Theatre Live broadcasts as well as recordings never previously seen outside of the National Theatre’s archive, the video content includes 30 video performances. As a supplement to the filmed productions, exclusive digitized archival materials such as photographs, scripts, costume designs, and more will be available to provide behind-the-scenes background and contextual information.


National Theatre Collection features a wide range of works regularly studied in secondary and higher education. Unique in scope, the collection includes such performances as:

  • Literary adaptations, such as Mary Shelley’s Frankenstein adapted by Nick Dear and directed by Danny Boyle, with Benedict Cumberbatch and Jonny Lee Miller
  • Greek classics such as Medea by Euripides, in a contemporary adaptation by Ben Power, directed by Carrie Cracknell with Helen McCrory in the title role
  • Vibrant modern stagings of Shakespeare, such as Twelfth Night, directed by Simon Godwin with Tamsin Greig in the role of Malvolia
  • 20th-century classics such as Lorraine Hansberry’s Les Blancs and the Young Vic’s production of Lorca’s Yerma, adapted and directed by Simon Stone with Billie Piper in the title role
  • Comedies such as She Stoops to Conquer by Oliver Goldsmith, directed by Jamie Lloyd with a cast including Cush Jumbo and Katherine Kelly, and One Man, Two Guvnors by Richard Bean, directed by Nicholas Hytner and featuring James Corden’s Tony Awardwinning performance

Collections in ProQuest

  • American Drama 1714-1915
  • English Drama
  • Twentieth-Century Drama

Collections in Alexander Street

  • BBC Literary Adaptations in Video
  • National Theatre Collection
  • Theatre in Video

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