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The best live and streamed theatre in the UK this March 2021

A duo of Alan Bennett at Bath's Theatre Royal, plus National Theatre at Home

By Michael Coveney  

Helen Mirren (left) plays Phḕdre, a woman tragically subsumed by passion for her stepson. Photo: Catherine Ashmore, National Theatre

Office Suite, Theatre Royal, Bath 10th to 27th March

Alan Bennett’s pairing of two of his own 1978 television plays evokes office upheavals as a retired manager is visited by a former colleague, an uninvited harbinger of bad news—the computers are taking over in A Visit from Miss Prothero. Meanwhile, a new broom threatens the chatty, unhurried pen-pushing, and perhaps the job security, of two colleagues in Green Forms.

Angela, www.pitlochryfestivaltheatre.com; www.lyceum.org.uk March to October

Brokered by a new audio-digital platform, Sound Stage, the collaboration between the Pitlochry Festival Theatre and Edinburgh’s Royal Lyceum offers an online booking system for…

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