Comedy Spotlight

Laughter takes centre stage in a collection of plays that promise wit, humour, and comedic brilliance. From rip-roaring gems like Fleabag to classic Shakespearean comedy, explore the diverse range of comedies available on National Theatre at Home.

  • Much Ado About Nothing
    Movie + 10 extras

    Much Ado About Nothing

    Movie + 10 extras

    Katherine Parkinson (The IT Crowd) and John Heffernan (Dracula) lead the cast in Shakespeare’s romcom of sun, sea and mistaken identity.

    The legendary family-run Hotel Messina on the Italian Riveria has been visited by artists, celebrities and royalty. But when the owner’s daughter weds a dashin...

  • London Assurance
    Movie + 9 extras

    London Assurance

    Movie + 9 extras

    Fiona Shaw and Simon Russell-Beale take the lead in two of the greatest comic roles of the English stage, in this brilliantly funny play.

    Sir Harcourt Courtly is lured away from the epicentre of fashionable London by the promise of a rich and beautiful bride, Grace, several decades his junior....

  • Kerry Jackson
    Movie + 11 extras

    Kerry Jackson

    Movie + 11 extras

    You can’t wait to meet her.

    El Barco is the newest tapas restaurant in fashionable Walthamstow Village, and it’s Kerry Jackson’s pride and joy.

    Wearing her working-class roots as a badge of honour, Kerry navigates the local characters in a bid to make the business a success – without losing her...

  • Jack Absolute Flies Again

    Movie + 11 extras

    From the writer of the Broadway smash hit One Man, Two Guvnors comes a hilarious new play, set in 1940s British summertime.

    After an aerial dog fight, Pilot Officer Jack Absolute flies home to rejoin his fearless young Hurricane squadron at RAF Fontwell. Once back on British soil, Jack is shoc...

  • Hex
    Movie + 10 extras


    Movie + 10 extras

    A big-hearted and colourful musical, that vividly retells the ‘Sleeping Beauty’ fairy tale.

    Deep in the wood, a lonely fairy longs for someone to bless. When she is summoned to the palace to help the princess sleep, her dream turns into a nightmare and her blessing becomes a curse.

    Soon, she ...

  • The Wife of Willesden
    Movie + 10 extras

    The Wife of Willesden

    Movie + 10 extras

    A proper local legend. Married five times. Mother. Lover. Aunt. Friend. Alvita will tell her life story to anyone in the pub – there’s no shame in her game. The question is: are you ready to hear it? Because this woman’s got the gift of the gab: she can rewrite mistakes into triumphs, turn pain i...

  • As You Like It
    Movie + 9 extras

    As You Like It

    Movie + 9 extras

    Shakespeare’s glorious comedy of love and change, with Rosalie Craig as Rosalind.

    With her father the Duke in exile, Rosalind and her cousin Celia leave their lives in the court behind them and journey into the Forest of Arden.

    There, released from convention, Rosalind experiences the liber...

  • I Want My Hat Back
    Movie + 8 extras

    I Want My Hat Back

    Movie + 8 extras

    Bear's hat is gone. He loves his hat. He wants it back. He asks all the animals in the forest, but no one has seen it. WAIT! He has seen it somewhere...

    Wils Wilson directs Jon Klassen’s children’s picture book classic, I Want My Hat Back. Featuring music by Arthur Darvill and a book and lyrics...

  • Twelfth Night
    Movie + 10 extras

    Twelfth Night

    Movie + 10 extras

    Tamsin Greig is Malvolia in Shakespeare’s classic comedy of mistaken identity.

    A ship is wrecked on the rocks. Viola is washed ashore but her twin brother Sebastian is lost. Determined to survive on her own, she steps out to explore a new land. So begins a whirlwind of mistaken identity and un...

  • Peter Pan
    Movie + 9 extras

    Peter Pan

    Movie + 9 extras

    All children, except one, grow up...

    JM Barrie’s spellbindingly, classic tale Peter Pan takes flight.

    When Peter Pan, leader of the Lost Boys, loses his shadow, headstrong Wendy helps him to reattach it. In return, she is invited to Neverland, where Tinker Bell the fairy, Tiger Lily and the...