One year on | The Old Vic in lockdown

Find out more about the events, projects and resources featured in the film.

MARCH 2020

Goodbye from the Tech team

A note from our Artistic Director, Matthew Warchus

Endgame in a double bill with Rough for Theatre II

APRIL 2020

Schools Club

Each year we partner with 40 secondary schools to provide free theatre tickets, workshops and educational resources – the project moved online and continued to support all the participating schools

Photo featured in the film by Manuel Harlan

FIND OUT MORE ABOUT SCHOOLS CLUB

 

The return of A Christmas Carol announced

Education Hub

Since the start of lockdown, 86 resources have been made available on our Education Hub for free

EXPLORE THE EDUCATION HUB

 

MAY 2020

Creatives’ Corner — Your Old Vic

Instagram live conversations with creatives hosted by our Associate Artist, Ella Hickson

CREATIVES' CORNER

 

The Greatest Wealth — Your Old Vic

The archive recordings of the monologues, which were originally performed in 2018 to mark 70 years of the NHS, were released in celebration of the NHS

THE GREATEST WEALTH

 

We turned 202

Pictures featured in the film by veritybabbsart, mybikelondonandme, raam93 and hannahcampbell.jpg

PlayCrush Podcast — Your Old Vic

Listen to both seasons of our podcast, created in collaboration with the Sherman Theatre, Cardiff

PLAYCRUSH PODCAST

 

JUNE 2020

OLD VIC: IN CAMERA — LUNGS 

A Monster Calls — Your Old Vic

Old Vic Pen Pals — Your Old Vic

Connecting primary schools with over 60s through letters, emails and online zoom calls to help combat loneliness and isolation during lockdown

OLD VIC PEN PALS

 

JULY 2020

One Voice: First, Do No Harm — Your Old Vic

Written by Bernardine Evaristo and performed by Sharon D. Clark, First, Do No Harm was a new commission to continue our celebration of the NHS

THE GREATEST WEALTH

 

Front Line Online

Our free employability training programme went online to support local young people during lockdown

FRONT LINE ONLINE

 

Mood Music — Your Old Vic

Dance With Me — Lizzi Gee & Drew McOnie
Scene Change

Jekyll & Hyde — Your Old Vic

JEKYLL & HYDE DANCE WORKSHOPS

 

OLD VIC THEATRE MAKERS
OLD VIC THEATRE MAKERS

 

SEPTEMBER 2020

OLD VIC: IN CAMERA — THREE KINGS

OLD VIC: IN CONVERSATION

OLD VIC: IN CAMERA — FAITH HEALER

OCTOBER 2020

BURN — YOUR OLD VIC

Written and directed by Sheila Atim and performed by Weruche Opia, Burn was a new commission in recognition of World Mental Health Day

BURN

 

A Christmas Carol on Broadway

Photo featured in film: A Christmas Carol Broadway, Joan Marcus

NOVEMBER

REMEMBRANCE — YOUR OLD VIC

Originally staged in November 2018 to mark 100 years since the Armistice, Remembrance was available to watch online from Mon 09 Nov until Mon 14 Dec

REMEMBRANCE

 

The Old Vic 12

Photos featured in the film by Amit and Naroop

THE OLD VIC 12

 

BOOKER PRIZE

DECEMBER 2020

OLD VIC: IN CAMERA — A CHRISTMAS CAROL

2,404 care homes and 3,000 Lambeth & Southwark pupils watched for free

Film clip featured in film: Care UK Smyth Lodge

Matinee Idols

Matinee Idols, our free network for people over 60, went online to allow the group to continue to engage with our shows, develop new skills and interests and meet people from the local community

MATINEE IDOLS

 

January 2021

Curtain Up

Curtain Up offers community groups across the UK the opportunity to build a relationship with The Old Vic through a programme of free workshops and performances

CURTAIN UP

 

IN CAMERA: PLAYBACK

FEBRUARY 2021

BBC imagine… with Alan Yentob
WATCH NOW

 

March 2021

Take the Lead

Our employability programme for students aged 15—18 continues to support schools with online workshops

TAKE THE LEAD

 

ONE HAND TIED BEHIND US — Your Old Vic

A selection of archive recordings from 2018’s One Hand Tied Behind Us were released in the lead up to International Women’s Day 2021

ONE HAND TIED BEHIND US

 

AISHA (THE BLACK ALBUM) — Your Old Vic

Written by Regina Taylor, directed by Tinuke Craig and performed by Jade Anouka, Aisha (the black album) was one of two new commissions for International Women’s Day 2021

AISHA (THE BLACK ALBUM)

 

Putting a face on — Your Old Vic

Written and directed by Kiri Pritchard-McLean and performed by Susan Wokoma, Putting A Face On was one of two new commissions for International Women’s Day 2021

PUTTING A FACE ON

 

One year on we hope to always be here to entertain, inspire and welcome you

Thank you always being here for us

#OVBackTogether