The Streaming Service Culture Fans Will Love
The Streaming Service Culture Fans Will Love

The Streaming Service Culture Fans Will Love

Arts-focused streaming service Marquee TV is a digital gateway to the world’s finest cultural productions. From ballet and theatre to opera, music and dance, it’s now possible to witness some of the UK’s most spectacular performances from the comfort of your home. Here are our picks from the collection. Plus, as a SheerLuxe reader, you can unlock an exclusive 50% OFF an annual subscription using the code ‘MATV50LUXE’...

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Ella Fitzgerald: Best of the BBC Vaults

Get lost in the rhythm of jazz with the First Lady of Song herself, Ella Fitzgerald. With over 90 minutes of archival concert footage – featuring two 1965 concerts and an intimate 1974 evening at London’s legendary jazz haven Ronnie Scott’s – you’ll be instantly transported to the smoky jazz clubs of yesteryear. For this special, BBC archivists recently unearthed a treasure trove of over two hours of previously unreleased Ella Fitzgerald concerts recorded by the BBC. Performances include the classics ‘Take The A Train’, ‘The Lady Is A Tramp’, ‘Mack The Knife’, and ‘It Don’t Mean A Thing (If It Ain’t Got That Swing)’.

Dita Von Teese: Night of the Teese

Night of the Teese is a mesmerising display of world-class burlesque featuring international superstar, Dita Von Teese. Filmed live from The Orpheum Theater in Los Angeles, Dita performs and brings viewers on a journey of fantasy, spectacle and haute couture, and the special features Dita’s famous champagne glass routine, gorgeously gilded costumes and thousands of Swarovski crystals. As well as performing herself, Dita welcomes performances from her handpicked favourite artists, including Dirty Martini, Perle Noire, Jett Adore, Marawa, Frankie Fictitious and Vontourage. This is a burlesque show you won’t soon forget.


Henry V (From November)

With the most extensive collection of Shakespeare plays available to stream in one place, you can fall in love with the classics again and again. You may even see a familiar face or two like Game of Thrones star Kit Harington in the Donmar Warehouse’s sell-out production of Henry V. Shakespeare’s ever relevant play is a thrilling study of nationalism, war and the psychology of power.  Donmar’s associate director Max Webster explores what it means to be English and our relationship to Europe, asking: do we ever get the leaders we really deserve?

Richard II

Starring Dr Who’s David Tennant as the meek but mighty king, the Royal Shakespeare Company’s production of Shakespeare’s Richard II has been hailed as the “definitive production of a great play”. Watch as Tennant masterfully captures the downfall of the plotting King Richard II, live on stage from Stratford-upon-Avon, the home of William Shakespeare. Didn’t quite catch what one of the characters said? Don’t be afraid to pause, rewind, turn up the volume, and savour every word with simple-to-use subtitles. You don’t get that at the theatre.


Like Water For Chocolate

Writer Laura Esquivel’s modern Mexican tale of passionate and forbidden love comes to life with The Royal Ballet. Artistic associate Christopher Wheeldon (Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland) captures the layered richness of Esquivel’s incredible family saga, Like Water for Chocolate. Royal Ballet principals Francesca Hayward and Marcelino Sambé shine as the star-crossed Tita and Pedro, and composer Joby Talbot’s original score springs to life in the hands of Mexican conductor Alondra de la Parra. Full of dramatic energy and magical storytelling this production is a dazzling new contemporary classic.

The Cellist

One for all non-fiction fans, choreographer Cathy Marston’s moving work, The Cellist, is a piece that will leave you feeling inspired. Based on the moving true story of cello superstar Jacqueline du Pré, whose career was cut short by her multiple sclerosis diagnosis, in this story, du Pré’s beloved cello, personified by the dashing Marcelino Sambé, is the loyal and loving life partner every woman deserves.

The Dante Project (From November)

Delve into something darker with The Dante Project. Presented by the esteemed Paris Opera Ballet this new choreography from Wayne McGregor is a brilliant take on Dante’s Divine Comedy. Who knew travelling through Heaven, Purgatory and Hell could be so entertaining?


Sleeping Beauty

Christian Spuck (Romeo and Juliet, Messa da Requiem, The Nutcracker) presents a fresh and captivating take on this beloved ballet. The adaptation follows the journey of sheltered Aurora, beautifully portrayed by Michelle Willems, as she courageously breaks free from expectations and steps into her own. Supported by a brilliantly costumed cast of androgynous fairies, thanks to costume designer Buki Shiff, Spuck turns the spotlight on the fate of Carabosse (William Moore) blurring the line between good and evil. This production is full of quick wit, magical designs and Spuck’s unique choreography. Accompanied by Philharmonia Zurich, Tchaikovsky’s melodies provide the perfect backdrop to this mesmerizing production.

Akram Khan's Giselle

In 2018, Akram Khan ­– the renowned contemporary choreographer – took the greatest of all romantic ballets and put his own stamp on this story of love, betrayal and redemption. Hailed as a modern masterpiece, this stunning new version by the English National Ballet includes sets and costumes by designer Tim Yip and an adaptation of Adolphe Adam's original score created by composer Vincenzo Lamagna.


Marquee TV is also home to a huge collection of documentaries, and its Exhibition On Screen documentary series gives members a VIP pass to some of the most renowned galleries around the world. This month sees the launch of fascinating features on David Hockney, Frida Kahlo and Degas, which capture every brilliant detail of their works. In the forthcoming Hockney doc, the man himself walks viewers through his life and the legacy of his works.

How To Subscribe...

New members can subscribe for just £8.99 a month or get 12 months for the price of 10 with an annual subscription at £89.99. Plus, as a SheerLuxe reader, you can unlock an exclusive 50% OFF an annual subscription using the code ‘MATV50LUXE’.

To sign up and subscribe, visit Marquee.TV

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