Streaming live productions of theatre, opera and ballet is becoming increasingly popular and, as just about the only aspect of living in the North and in the countryside I don't like, is not being able to see some of the plays and productions which are staged in London, it's really good news for me! When I saw that the National Theatre was staging one of my favourite plays with the wonderful Katherine Kelly and Sophie Thomson playing Kate Hardcastle and Mrs Hardcastle I was so desperate that the production was in London. Then we discovered that the NT was broadcasting the production live across the UK - so amazing!
The producer and cast produced a fabulous play - a real feast for the eyes. The costumes were gorgeous and the set was great. The production and the acting really brought the play to life and highlighted so many aspects of the play. I've seen She Stoops many times and this was definitely my favourite production and I understood the play better than ever. I loved the contrasts between the town and the country, the development of the comedy of manners genre and the confusion created between reality and appearance.