Music

The best gigs, concerts, theatre, comedy and talks to watch online


Music

Sonya Yoncheva in Met Stars Live

27 Feb

The star soprano performs operatic favourites and show-stoppers from Berlin. $20, available for 14 days.

Embrace: Best Of

27 Feb

The rock band are going to perform a Best Of live show from their Cellar Of Dreams studio in Bradford. The set will be chosen by the band’s fans and recorded live. £15, 9pm.

59 X Fest

27 Feb

Neon Dreams, The Carolyn and more are playing at this virtual acoustic music festival for 320 Changes Direction in an effort to boost mental health awareness. From $10, 9pm.

Post Malone’s Pokemon Day Concert Sun

“Celebrating 25 years is a big deal, so we decided to do it together,” said the artist (inset below), who, like the franchise, is a quarter of a century old. The free concert begins at 12am on Pokemon’s YouTube and Twitch channels and the anniversary website.

Sonic Waves Live Presents Sonic Sessions

28 Feb

A livestreaming event bringing together the best new music from emerging artists in the world of R&B, soul, jazz and hip-hop. £8, 7pm.

Black Country, New Road at Southbank Centre

Black Country, New Road (Ninja Tuna Records)

6 March

Hailing from the same scene as black midi and Squid, Black Country, New Road are tipped to be one of the bands that will define 2021. £10, 8pm.

Madison Beer Presents: Life Support in Concert

Madison Beer will performed her album for the the first time (Getty)

7 March

The stream will be the first time Madison Beer performs her debut album. It will feature a full band and is driven by an interactive fan experience. From £14, 8pm.

International Women’s Day Concert

8 March

Violinist Madeleine Mitchell and the London Chamber Ensemble perform a concert from St John’s Smith Square, celebrating music by British women spanning a century. Free, donations welcome, 8pm.

Disclosure DJ Set at Werkhaus

12 March

The production duo, comprised of brothers Howard and Guy Lawrence, will perform at London’s Werkhaus and Manchester’s YES venues on March 12 and 13 respectively. £11, 10pm.

Dream with Philharmonia

12–20 March

In this ambitious stream a symphonic score based on recordings by the Philharmonia Orchestra is expanded by music created in real time by the movements of the performers. This living soundtrack adapts and interacts with the narrative and the pre-recorded orchestral tracks. Free or £10 for a ticket that allows you to influence what happens in the show.

Irish National Opera: La Bohème Livestream Concert

13 March

A performance of La Bohème livestreamed from Bord Gáis Energy Theatre starring Celine Byrne with the Irish National Opera Orchestra conducted by Sergio Alapont. €15, 7.30pm.

Bell Orchestre Presents House Music

Bell Orchestre (Nicolas Canniccioni)

13 March

Montreal’s avant-garde outfit comes together in the beautiful Canadian woodlands for a performance film of their new record in real time. £10, 8pm.

London Contemporary Orchestra: Live at the Queen Elizabeth Hall

19 March

A world premiere of performances of new, specially-commissioned orchestral interpretations of Kelly Lee Owens’ version of “Arpeggi” by Radiohead and Duval Timothy’s “Look”, taken from each of these artists’ hugely successful 2020 albums. £10, 7,30pm.

Bournemouth Symphony Orchestra

Bournemouth Symphony Orchestra have returned in full to the stage at Lighthouse, Poole. (Photo: Getty)

Until 24 March

Concerts are performed to a small audience at the orchestra’s home concert hall, Lighthouse, Poole. Highlights include Beethoven’s Fourth Piano Concerto, performed by Sunwook Kim (17 March). £9, 7.30pm.

The Hallé, 2021 Winter Season

Until 25 March

Nine concerts streamed from the Hallé’s Manchester homes, The Bridgewater Hall and Hallé St Peter’s in Ancoats. Features music by Shostakovich, Wagner, Beethoven and Strauss and a new staging of Stravinsky’s The Soldier’s Tale. £14.

You Me & OMD

27 March

Livestreamed and with a Zoom-integrated audience of 1,000, Orchestral Manoeuvres In The Dark will feature songs from the their album Architecture & Morality, plus many more hits from their back catalogue. From £11, 9pm.

The North Will Rise Again

27-28 March

An online micro festival with Lightning Seeds, Red Rum Club and Zuzu streaming from Liverpool, plus Invisible Wind Factory, The Charlatans, IST IST and LIINES streaming from Manchester. Proceeds support music industry charities and workers. From £10.

St Martin-in-the-Fields: Fresh Horizons

Until 29 April

A series of 14 concerts featuring internationally acclaimed artists including Chineke!, Stile Antico, Peter Donohoe, The Gesualdo Six,
London Mozart Players and Academy of Martin-in-the-Fields, all recorded in the beautiful surroundings of the church of the same name. £10, 7.30pm.

Tinie: Celebrating 10 Years of ‘Disc-overy’

16 April

This stream from Royal Albert Hall will celebrate the 10th anniversary of the British rapper’s debut album, Disc-Overy. £9.99, 7,30pm.

Björk with Iceland Airwaves

Bjork will celebrate the Icelandic musicians that she has worked with over the years.(Santiago Felipe)

18 April–10 May

These four special matinee performances will be a celebration of the Icelandic musicians that Björk has worked with over the years. During each concert she will collaborate with more than 100 Icelandic musicians. From £15.

Talks and Comedy

Chichester Festival Theatre’s Facing the Music

Until 24 March

Edward Seckerson hosts weekly streamed interviews with award-winning stars. The line-up will include Patricia Routledge, Philip Quast, Imelda Staunton and Giles Terera, while Sheila Hancock’s 2020 interview will be re-streamed. £10.

A Night In with Adam Rutherford and David Olusoga

27 Feb

Rutherford discusses his bestseller How To Argue With A Racist with historian, writer and broadcaster David Olusoga, as well as how to dismantle outdated notions of race. £10, 6.30pm.

Georgie Carroll: The Gloves Are Off

27 Feb

The nurse turned stand-up comedian presents the international premiere of her stand-up special with stories from her 20 years on the wards. £12, 7pm.

Elis And John: How’s Yer Welsh?

28 Feb

Ydych chi ar e-bost? This St David’s Day Eve join the comics (above, far right) and some friends for a celebration of Elis’s homeland. £8, 8pm.

Wigtown Big Bang festival

3-6 March

Online talks and activities from the Wigtown Festival Company will take you to the farthest reaches of space, science and the human imagination. Free, donations encouraged.

Gwyl 2021

6-7 March

Four of Wales’ best-loved festivals – Festival of Voice, FOCUS Wales, Other Voices Cardigan and Aberystwyth Comedy Festival – have joined forces to create Gŵyl 2021; a free online festival of music and comedy. Free, available on the BBC.

When We Are Born premiere and Q&A with Ólafur and Vincent Moon

When We Are Born is a live performance film

7 March
A live performance film based on Icelandic multi-instrumentalist Ólafur’s life. Filmed in summer 2020, it features the contributions of choreographer Erna Ómarsdóttir, the Iceland Dance Company and cinematographer Thor Eliasson. €13.50, 7pm,

Tim Key: He Used Thought As a Wife (The Recital)

7 March

Comedian Tim Key reads poems from his new book, with some cooking, music and ambles around his flat thrown in for good measure. 7.30pm, watch on YouTube,

Jane Weaver: Live Q&A with Rob Hughes

9 March

A conversation about Weaver’s new album Flock, with an opportunity for audience questions led by journalist Rob Hughes. Tickets include a physical copy of the album. £13, 7pm,

There And Black Again: Live Q&A With Don Letts

11 March

A Q&A between Don Letts and Dr Jennifer Otter Bickerdike on his new autobiography, telling how the British-born son of Windrush parents pivoted between London’s punk and reggae scenes – earning his reputation as the Rebel Dread. 7pm, £23 with a book,

A Night In with Fran Lebowitz

18 March

Lebowitz will share her invariably cutting take on anything and everything; from growing up in New Jersey and being expelled from her high school, to moving to New York City and writing for Andy Warhol’s Interview magazine. £15, watch for a week from 6.30pm,

Out-Spoken

28 March

Southbank’s resident poetry and music night goes online for the first time, with sets from world-class poets and musicians. £7.50, from 7.30pm.

Kazuo & Naomi Ishiguro in Conversation

Kazuo Ishiguro (AFP )

5 April

The father and daughter make a rare appearance to discuss their newly published novels with journalist Razia Iqbal. £7.50, 7.30pm.

Field Music: Live Q&A with John Harris

23 April

A discussion about Field Music’s new album On Flat White Moon, which the band claims takes on the challenge of representing negative emotions in a way that can still be uplifting. £13 includes a physical copy of the album, 7pm.

Theatre

Romeo & Juliet

Emily Redpath as Juliet and Sam Tutty as Romeo (Ryan Metcalfe/Preevue)

Until 27 Feb

A clever, cutting-edge filmed theatrical production starring Sam Tutty and Emily Redpath that shows how far theatre the ambition and technology for livestreaming theatre has come in a year. From £20, 7.30pm,

Shook

Until 28 Feb

Nominated for seven OffWestEnd Awards and The Stage Debut Award for Best Writer, Shook, about a group of young offenders soon to become fathers, was due to transfer to the West End before Covid struck. Stream it here instead. £10.

The Color Purple At Home

Until 7 March

Curve in Leicester and Birmingham Hippodrome will stream their co-produced revival of Alice Walker’s seminal novel. The play was filmed at the venue in Covid-safe conditions. £20.

Sherlock in Homes

Fridays and Saturdays until 27 March

You play detective and attempt to unmask a killer with your fellow audience members in this Victorian-tinged Zoom murder mystery. £12.

Redemption Room

Until 13 March

This interactive experience takes place over Zoom and allows you to decide the fate of six disgraced celebrities. The audience makes up the judging panel who will interact with each other and the celebrities. £17.59.

The Sorcerer’s Apprentice

Until 14 March

Southwark Playhouse is behind this gender-swapped twist on the timeless poem by Johann Wolfgang von Goethe. The livestreamed musical explores the extraordinary world of a sorcerer and his rebellious daughter. £15.

Late Night Staring at High Res Pixels

Until 1 April

A new play about consent repurposed for online viewing. When a woman sends a topless selfie to her boyfriend, what started out as a joke turns into something much darker. A recording of the whole play will be available from 1 March until 1 April. Free,

Emilia 

1-31 March 

Watch the Olivier Award winning all-female show about the forgotten 17th century poet and feminist Emilia Bassano, recorded live at the Vaudeville Theatre, London, in May 2019. Pay what you can from £1.

Brother 

5-6 March 

A new folk musical from Southwark playhouse about a young transgender man  exploring grief, new beginnings and brotherly love. £15.

Treason the Musical 

12-14 March 

The world premiere for this new West End musical about the gunpowder plot will be streamed in March from the Cadogan Hall. It has fusion of original folk and pop songs that tell a crucial tale in England’s history. £10.

BKLYN – The Musical  

From 22 March 

A group of street performers tell an array of tales about a variety of characters in a virtual revival of this popular play within a play, filmed at the Ugly Duck space. £15, 7.30pm.

Scaramouche Jones or the Seven White Masks 

26 March-11 April 

Shane Richie stars in the digital revival of Justin Butcher’s tragically funny solo show about a clown who witnesses key moments of the 20th century. £15, 7.30pm.

A Midsummer Night’s Dream 

31 March 

Dan Stevens and Rebecca Hall will star in the one-night-only reading of Shakespeare’s classic as part of Shake Festival, which is all about the bard. £10, 7.30pm,

A Splinter of Ice 

From 15 April 

The new political drama about novelist Graham Greene will be filmed on stage at the Cheltenham Everyman Theatre and released online, before touring UK theatres this summer. £15.

Good Grief

Sian Clifford in Good Grief

Until 15 April

This theatre-film hybrid was created for the screen, rehearsed over Zoom and filmed in a studio. Sian Clifford stars alongside Nikesh Patel. After a tragic loss, the two friends navigate the five stages of grief. £15.

The Kindling Hour

Until 30 May

The final installment of Swamp Motel’s online trilogy is part theatre, part escape room, taking inspiration from myths, history and the ancient art of storytelling. £55 for a team of two to six.



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