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.


Apollo 13: The Dark Side of the Moon

Book online here, available from 8 October. 

Marking 50 years since the launch of the ill-fated Apollo 13 mission, and based, in part, on actual transcripts, this brand-new online play by Torben Betts is a captivating re-telling of one of the greatest space stories of all time.

From the creative team behind the critically acclaimed lockdown production of Sebastian Faulks's Birdsong Online and Watching RosieTorben Betts’ The Dark Side of The Moon explores the outer limits of faith, hope and the power of the human spirit.

Starring Tom Chambers (Father Brown), Christopher Harper (Coronation Street), Michael Salami(Hollyoaks) with Jenna Augen (Episodes), Poppy Roe (Royal Matchmaker), Philip Franks (Darling Buds of May) and Willie Jonah (The Iron Lady) and directed by Alastair Whatley and Charlotte Peters.

Radio Partner: Mellow Magic, magic.co.uk/mellow


Watching Rosie by Louise Coulthard

Book online here, available to watch now. 

“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