Welcome to Original Theatre Online

Original Theatre Online has already been featured as critics pick for streaming from The Wall Street Journal, The Times, The Sunday Times, The Observer, The Mail on Sunday, The Express, Channel 4 news, Classic FM, WhatsOnStage and The Daily Telegraph.

 

We are the Original Theatre Company and we have been touring extensively all over the UK (and as far as the US) since 2004.

We love to make theatre. We love to tell stories. We love to tour our work across the UK. But most of all we love to thrill, excite and engage audiences.

And in this time of uncertainty and financial devastation for us and our industry we have set up Original Theatre Online to create and share our work digitally and hopefully bring some very needed income into the company and industry.

 

Watching Rosie by Louise Coulthard

Book online here, available from 6 August. 

“If enterprise awards are handed out at the end of lockdown, the Original Theatre Company will top my list… it’s ten minutes well spent” ★★★★ Daily Mail

“Beautifully balanced socially distanced production” The Times

“Touching miniature with beautiful performances and pitch-perfect tone” The Stage

“Watching Rosie is about as good as lockdown theatre gets.” ★★★★ A Younger Theatre

“sweet and genuinely funny” ★★★★ The Upcoming 

 

“What are those Blue Remembered Hills?”

Alice and her granddaughter Rosie were a team. Until Lockdown forced them apart.

Starring BAFTA winning actress Miriam Margolyes this heartbreaking and hilarious short online play highlights the incredible bond between Alice and Rosie as they face change, confusion and an unexpected arrival from Tesco.

Adapted from Louise Coulthard’s award-winning debut play and directed by Michael Fentiman, Watching Rosie is a tender portrayal of experiencing dementia in lockdown and the power of love to overcome it.

Produced by the Original Theatre Company with a cast including Amit Shah and Louise Coulthard, donations are encouraged in support of Dementia UK and the Original Theatre Company.

Suggested donation: £5

Running time: 15 minutes