I and You play to made available online for free via Instagram

You’ll be able to watch Hampstead Theatre’s production of I and You for free on Instagram for the next week.

With theatres across the UK currently closed, a full recording of the play by Lauren Gunderson will be available to watch online via the social media platform from Monday, March 23 at 10AM.

You’ll be able to watch on Instagram’s IGTV platform through @hampstead_theatre or @lalatellsastory until Sunday, March 29 at 10PM.

Directed by Edward Hall, I and You’s UK premiere starred Maisie Williams and Zach Wyatt and originally played the Hampstead Theatre in London in 2018.

A synopsis of the piece reads: “Housebound because of illness, Caroline hasn’t been to school in months. Confined to her room, she has only Facebook for company. That is until classmate Anthony bursts in – uninvited and armed with waffle fries, a scruffy copy of Walt Whitman’s poetry and a school project due in the next day… Caroline is unimpressed all round.

“But an unlikely friendship develops and a seemingly mundane piece of homework starts to reveal the pair’s hopes and dreams – as well as a deep and mysterious bond that connects them even further.”

Roxana Silbert, Artistic Director of Hampstead Theatre said: “Like everyone in the theatre community right now, and indeed across the globe, we at Hampstead Theatre are watching these unprecedented events unfold and wondering what we can do to help.

“We are an industry that seeks to bring people together and tell stories that resonate. I hope this particularly tender and funny story offers some much-needed entertainment and connection right now – thank you to Lauren Gunderson, Edward Hall, Maisie Williams, Zach Wyatt and the entire company in allowing us to share your beautiful work.”

Find out more information from the Hampstead Theatre website here.

About the author: Josh Darvill

Josh is Stageberry's editor with over five years of experience writing about theatre in the West End and across the UK. Prior to following his passion for musicals, he worked for more than a decade as a TV journalist.


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