UK: National Theatre Collection added to ProQuest

New database provides streaming video and digital archival material.

A collaboration between ProQuest and the National Theatre means that digital resources will be made available to users around the world.

The database will provide access to productions and archival material including scripts, photographs, designs, programmes and posters. The content will include works regularly studied in secondary and higher education, including:  

  • Literary adaptations, such as Mary Shelley’s Frankenstein adapted by Nick Dear and directed by Danny Boyle, with Benedict Cumberbatch and Jonny Lee Miller
  • Greek classics such as Medea by Euripides, in a contemporary adaptation by Ben Power, directed by Carrie Cracknell with Helen McCrory in the title role
  • Vibrant modern stagings of Shakespeare, such as Twelfth Night, directed by Simon Godwin, with Tamsin Greig in the role of Malvolia
  • 20th-century classics such as Lorraine Hansberry’s Les Blancs and the Young Vic’s production of Lorca’s Yerma, adapted and directed by Simon Stone with Billie Piper in the title role
  • Comedies such as She Stoops to Conquer by Oliver Goldsmith, directed by Jamie Lloyd with a cast including Cush Jumbo and Katherine Kelly, and One Man, Two Guvnors by Richard Bean, directed by Nicholas Hytner, and featuring James Corden's Tony Award-winning performance
"The National Theatre Collection from ProQuest will provide a comprehensive insight into British theatre-making and aims to transform learning in schools, libraries and universities across the globe in today’s increasingly digital age". 

Lisa Burger, Joint Chief Executive of the National Theatre.

The database will be available in September 2019. For more information, visit the ProQuest website: