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News from our partners: Pentabus Theatre to release recordings of their past shows for free

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News from our partners Pentabus Theatre (national rural theatre company, based in Ludlow)

To celebrate World Theatre Day (today, Friday 27 March 2020), Pentabus Theatre today announced that they are going to release recordings of their past shows on their website and social media channels to be streamed for free.

These will remain live for the next three months, and will be released weekly on a Friday at 2pm for anyone to access.

The first production to be released was “Here I Belong” by Matt Hartley today, with other shows to follow including “Crossings” by Deirdre Kinahan and “Each Slow Dusk” by Rory Mullarkey.

Actors in a Pentabus Theatre play

Pentabus Theatre – Here I Belong.
Beatrice Curnew (Elsie) and Nathalie Barclay (four characters) in Matt Hartley’s play “Here I Belong” being performed by Pentabus Theatre. . Pic by: Richard Stanton – All rights 12/10/16, www.stantonphotographic.com

The recordings will be accompanied by social media Q&As with cast and creative teams from the productions, details of which will be announced via social media.

Pentabus were the first company to live stream theatre directly from village halls into homes and community spaces across the world. All recordings are high quality and filmed during live streams or as part of a live capture over the past five years.

Pentabus Artistic Director Sophie Motley said:

‘In these turbulent times, a lot of our audience are stuck in their houses in isolated rural communities. We’d like to give you all the chance to go to the virtual village hall, to experience some excellent theatre from the comfort of your own homes. All our shows are entertaining, funny, thought provoking, and have something deep to say about rural life. We are thrilled that the artists who created this work have allowed audiences to experience it for free, and we hope you enjoy our shows as much as we did making and touring them.”

To view the shows as they’re released:
Pentabus.co.uk | Youtube: PentabusTheatre | Instagram: Pentabustheatrecompany
Facebook: PentabusTheatre  Twitter: @pentabustheatre