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I and You, Maisie Williams
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The Maisie Williams-starring play ‘I and You’ will stream for free on Instagram all next week

By
Andrzej Lukowski
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Two years ago, when ‘Game of Thrones’ star Maisie Williams made her stage debut with ‘I and You’ at the Hampstead Theatre, it seemed like a fun, teen-friendly novelty to have the entire thing streamed live on Instagram. 

In 2020, however, live-streaming is literally the only way it’s now possible for us to see any stage shows whatsoever, and with Hampstead Theatre having put its entire sixtieth anniversary season on ice – including its revival of Harold Pinter’s ‘The Dumb Waiter’, which was due to open next week – it’s supremely fortunate that it has a show good to go. 

Running at Hampstead in 2018, Lauren Gunderson’s play concerns a teen locked away in her room for medical reasons (sounds familiar!), who is befriended by a dorky fellow pupil.

It will be made free to stream on Instagram for a week, from 10am March 23 to 10pm March 29 – you'll be able to view it from either Hampstead Theatre’s Instagram account or Lauren Gunderson’s.

Here are five ways you can still watch plays while London’s theatres are shut.

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