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When the National Theatre announced it was going to be streaming plays from its archive I had a wish list in my head of what I'd like to see or see again.

NT Live May June play streaming detailsAnd one of the ones that I really want to see again is Tom Hiddleston's Coriolanus at the Donmar Warehouse back in 2013.

It was a super hot ticket as the Donmar is such a small, intimate theatre - and TH was becoming a big-screen star then - and so I was chuffed to bits that I managed to get a pair of tickets.

The quality of the performances and the portrayal combined with the fact that I was sitting a few feet from the knee-level stage made this such a memorable production.

And then there is A Streetcar Named Desire starring the amazing Gillian Anderson and Ben Foster which was also on my 'love to see again' list.

National Theatre May 2020
National Theatre during lockdown is streaming plays from its NT Live archive

Now regular readers will know that I'm not fond of really long plays, as they rarely sustain the running time but this did.

As it was staged in the round with the set slowly revolving throughout I'm curious as to how it was filmed. Basically, I can't wait to see it again.

Barber Shop Chronicles was a play I wanted to see but missed so I'm really chuffed to get that opportunity and This House was an extraordinary political drama. It took what could be a fairly dry piece of political history and created something that had genuine heightened drama.

So there is plenty to look forward to in this little batch of plays.

Which ones are your must-sees?

Details about when the plays are available and where you can watch them can be found here on the National Theatre website.

If you'd like to read my original reviews, you can find them here:

Coriolanus, Donmar Warehouse starring Tom Hiddleston and Mark Gatiss

A Streecar Named Desire, Young Vic starring Gillian Anderson and Ben Foster

This House, National Theatre