Love Stories on Stage

Love Stories on Stage

Fall in love with some of the best love stories on stage. From the thrill of star-crossed lovers to the bitterness of unrequited love, love comes in all genres on National Theatre at Home.

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Love Stories on Stage
  • Romeo & Juliet
    Movie + 10 extras

    Romeo & Juliet

    Movie + 10 extras

    Romeo and Juliet risk everything to be together. In defiance of their feuding families, they chase a future of joy and passion as violence erupts around them.

    This bold film brings to life the remarkable backstage spaces of the National Theatre in which desire, dreams and destiny collide to make...

  • The Effect
    Movie + 13 extras

    The Effect

    Movie + 13 extras

    Watch the unmissable Paapa Essiedu (I May Destroy You) and Taylor Russell (Bones and All) in this funny and intimate examination of love and ethics. Directed by Jamie Lloyd (Cyrano de Bergerac) and written by Lucy Prebble (Succession).

    As two young volunteers in a clinical drug trial, their illi...

  • A Midsummer Night's Dream

    Movie + 10 extras

    Deep in the magical forest a feuding King and Queen cross paths with four runaway lovers and a troupe of actors, resulting in tempestuous love triangles, contagious fogs and moonlight revels, surrounded by a roving audience following the action on foot.

    Gwendoline Christie, Oliver Chris, David M...

  • Blues for an Alabama Sky

    Movie + 10 extras

    ‘To realise our dreams, we must wake up.’

    New York, 1930. Following a decade of creative explosion, the Harlem Renaissance is starting to feel the bite of the Great Depression.

    In the face of hardship and dwindling opportunity, Angel and her friends battle to keep their artistic dreams alive. ...

  • 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...

  • Yerma
    Movie + 13 extras

    Yerma

    Movie + 13 extras

    A young woman is driven to the unthinkable by her desperate desire to have a child.

    Set in contemporary London, this radical production of Lorca’s classic tragedy builds with elemental force to a staggering, shocking, climax. Billie Piper plays the title role.

    A production from the Young Vic....

  • 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...

  • Cat on a Hot Tin Roof
    Movie + 9 extras

    Cat on a Hot Tin Roof

    Movie + 9 extras

    A Mississippi family gather at their country property to celebrate Big Daddy’s birthday. The scorching heat is almost as oppressive as the lies they tell each other. Brick and Maggie dance around the secrets and sexual tensions that threaten to destroy their marriage. Which version of the truth i...

  • 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...

  • Antony & Cleopatra
    Movie + 10 extras

    Antony & Cleopatra

    Movie + 10 extras

    Ralph Fiennes and Sophie Okonedo play Shakespeare’s famous fated couple in his great tragedy of politics, passion and power. Directed by Simon Godwin (Romeo & Juliet, Hansard).

    Caesar and his assassins are dead. General Mark Antony now rules alongside his fellow defenders of Rome. But at the fri...

  • The Seagull
    Movie + 10 extras

    The Seagull

    Movie + 10 extras

    Emilia Clarke ( Game of Thrones ) makes her West End debut in this 21st century retelling of Anton Chekhov’s tale of love and loneliness.

    A young woman is desperate for fame and a way out. A young man is pining after the woman of his dreams. A successful writer longs for a sense of achievement. ...

  • Angels in America Part One: Millennium Approaches

    Movie + 9 extras

    This is part one of the part two play.

    America in the mid-1980s. In the midst of the AIDS crisis and a conservative Reagan administration, six New Yorkers with interconnect lives grapple with life and death, love and sex, heaven and hell.

    This multi-award-winning production of Tony Kushner’s...

  • Othello (2022)
    Movie + 11 extras

    Othello (2022)

    Movie + 11 extras

    Take your seats for Shakespeare’s most enduring tragedy, Othello.

    Directed by Clint Dyer with a cast that includes Giles Terera (Hamilton), Rosy McEwen (The Alienist), Paul Hilton (The Inheritance) and Tanya Franks (Mum).

    She’s a bright, headstrong daughter of a senator; elevated by her status...

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