Just like a good stack of books, performance arts act as a vital source of escapism, comfort and connection in strange times such as these. Here are some of the classic titles that inspired the many musicals, plays and ballets that have been streamed (for free!) directly into our homes during lockdown.
Tune-in and read along!
The National Theatre’s “At Home” (a stage-show every Thursday).
The Royal Opera House’s “Our House to Your House” (an opera or ballet every Friday).
Andrew Lloyd Webber’s “The Shows Must Go On” (a musical every Thursday).
All books on this list
- The Phantom of the OperaGaston Leroux, David Stuart Davies, David Stuart Davies£2.99
- Treasure IslandRobert Louis Stevenson£6.99
- FrankensteinMary Shelley£5.99
- A History of the BibleDr John Barton£12.99
- Jane EyreCharlotte Bronte£6.99
- MetamorphosisFranz Kafka£6.99
- Peter and the WolfSergei Prokofiev, Mi-Yeon Ahn, Joy Cowley, Sook-Hee Choi£7.99
- One Man, Two GuvnorsRichard Bean£9.99