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


Watch online here

TOP PICK: New York Times, The Times, Daily Express

★★★★ The Telegraph ★★★★ The Guardian ★★★★ Daily Mail ★★★★ The Reviews Hub ★★★★ A Younger Theatre ★★★★ Reviews Gate ★★★★ North West End

‘Strong acting across the board and mesmerising, at times out-of-this-world, visuals’ ★★★★ The Telegraph

‘Gripping… A mastery of slow-burn tension’ ★★★★ The Guardian

‘One giant leap for a theatre… it’s a stunning feat.’ ★★★★ Daily Mail

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.

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


The Haunting of Alice Bowles

The Haunting of Alice Bowles

Book online here, available from 17 Dec. 

A chilling new online play by Philip Franks

adapted from the ghost story The Experiment by M.R.James

At night I will come...

A brand-new supernatural thriller to set pulses racing this Christmas. M.R. James' unforgettable short story is adapted by Philip Franks with a powerful contemporary twist.

This chilling ghost story for turbulent times stars Janie Dee (Follies), Max Bowden (EastEnders) and Stephen Boxer (The Crown) with Jack Archer (Monogamy), Alexandra Guelff (The Habit of Art), Robert Mountford (The Habit of Art), Poppy Roe (Apollo 13: The Dark Side of the Moon) and Tim Treloar (Birdsong Online). 

Age guidance: 15+