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Topic: POLL: ARE YOU INTERESTED IN 'TRAVELLING LIGHT' on DVD?

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ARE YOU INTERESTED IN TRAVELLING LIGHT ON DVD? [23 vote(s)]

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Ok Damien fans, your opinion is needed!

As you all know, Travelling Light is Damien's current theatre production with The National Theatre, and has only 12 days to go until it finishes. TL was also broadcast live as a one off in cinemas internationally, back in February as part of 'National Theatre Live'. 

A while back I tweeted NtLive about a repeat broadcast and received this reply:

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And Matty P mentioned in another forum topic that he emailed the National Theatre about a Travelling Light dvd and received the following reply:

Many thanks for your email and interest in our production of Travelling Light. 

I very much appreciate your desire to see Travelling Light released on DVD. Unfortunately there are no immediate plans to release a DVD due to our rights agreements with our artists and our current focus on building the live, communal experience in cinemas for our National Theatre Live programme. That said, we have received great interest in DVD versions of all our broadcasts and we are actively exploring making this a reality. We will certainly keep you posted through the NT Live mailing list. If you have not signed up for email alerts, you can do so on our official site: https://www.nationaltheatre.org.uk/69876/email-sign-up/for-national-theatre-live.html 

Once again, many thanks for your continued support of the National Theatre. Please let me know if I can be of further assistance.
Best regards,

Sara


Sara Israel
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So what does this all mean? It means that there is a huge interest in dvd versions of Travelling Light and other plays. It also means that NT Live have NOT ruled this out as a possibiliy , I quote: "we are actively exploring making this a reality."

So let us make it known that we Damien fans are interested, via this poll!

 

So....

 

ARE YOU INTERESTED IN 'TRAVELLNG LIGHT' ON DVD?
CLICK TO VOTE IN THE POLL ABOVE!

 

This is just for fun, nothing may come of it, but if we get lots of votes here and on twitter we could put it forward to NTLive.

Before you vote please note: In my opinion this dvd is not a substitute for the experience of LIVE theatre..the interaction with the audience, the experiential energy of each unique performance..rather it would be a supplement to it or a way of making excellent art accessible to those who otherwise would miss out. including international audiences and those like myself with health conditions /disability issues and unable to travel. (not wanting a pity party..just stating a fact..there is no way possible that i can see this play unless it is made available in a different media).

 

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Thank you to the peeps who have voted so far! But to the rest of our members and visitors, please get clickimg! your opnion matterss!

A thought occurred to me this afternoon.....after the National Theatre Live broadcast, a video for Travelling Light must actually be in existence?!?!? unless there was an agreement not to record and only have the live broadcast. But there is a trailer so one can assume there is a recording!! It would be such a great honour and pleasure to see it!!



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This is a no brainer, YES YES YES!!!! They are thinking about it then?? that's exciting news!!!!

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HalGal wrote:

This is a no brainer, YES YES YES!!!! They are thinking about it then?? that's exciting news!!!!


 Hi HalGal!! well, the email reply to Matty seems to suggest that, but it also seesm to say they won't be! confused?!



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now that Travelling Light is over..with no more chances to see the play and Damien in it........how does everyone feel now about a dvd?!?!

CLICK TO VOTE ABOVE!!!!!

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I would love to have a DVD of this. It's a really good play and would bring back good memories. The frustrating thing is that there must be a copy of the recording somewhere!

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Exactly my thoughts Laura, National Theatre Live would have made a recording and also the footage they used for the trailer! It is understandable that there would be questions about the sanctity of a live theatre experience. But this would make it accessible to people in my situation..and internationally. Any profits could go into supporting the theatre work!

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THERE NEED TO BE A DVD!!!!!! NOW!!!!!!

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YESSSSSSS!!!

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Wow I hope they do release it on DVD! I'm all the way over here in the States and I would have loved to see it.

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I spot more votes for YES to the Travelling Light dvd! Keep them coming!!!

Yes indeedy Miss_Lilli..it is a shame we all missed the National Theatre Live broadcast, that reached the States too!

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Obviously voted YES XD

After a while the play will be available in the NT Archives I think :) Somewhere down the road at Waterloo I think. It has a tiny screen from what I hear, like you're watching it on a crappy tv with a small desk and two chairs (if you're lucky..), but that should be possible in not too long a time :) Might want to email the NT about that. It's not ideal, but better than nothing I guess for those that have a few hours to spare in London one day :)

About the dvd itself. I've had some experience with a play almost going to DVD (NT's Frankenstein) and it not happening in the end because they couldn't get an agreement with the cast/crew about it. There was a huge demand worldwide, but it always comes down to whether the cast wants a play to be available on DVD. The only way to bring it to their attention and for the NT to start talks with the actors about it is: demand. So keep voting and emailing them I say :D

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Hi San, thank you so much for that useful info, I did catch some of the Frankenstein scenario online. The response member Matty P received from NT did mention the rights agreements with the actors, but hearing about a concrete example of that happening is very interesting!

If it is the actors not the demand that determines the outcome then it seems unlikely indeed..and understandable really, from an actors point of view. Sigh.

I think my case is quite unusual ...in the sense that if there was anything I could have done to see the show live - and i would have travelled from the ends of the earth - but short of astral projection it would not have been possible because of my illness. I crave more than words can say to see Damien in this ...but I doubt they would respond to an individual plea!

So as you rightly say San, keep voting...the more voices, the louder the call!

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Just voted yes!

I wish I'd known about the live events broadcasts when they happened, a cinema near me did the Frankenstein one, so probably did this one too. :(

The History Boys started as a play and was turned into a film, I know the cast was different, but it isn't always the case, maybe that might happen one day... :)

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thank you for voting and ditto to that Steelmoth...my local art house cinema also shows the National Theatre Live broadcasts - and although it would still have been a huge stretch for me with my health condition , i would have somehow got myself there.

Hmm the issue seems to be the live performance aspect of it...but as Travelling Light is about the origins of film.. it would seem congruent for it to end up in the same format!



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I really hope they get us a DVD version of this!! I want to watch it soo bad!

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Yes Indeedybiggrin

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Not surprised it didn't happen then, hopefully things are changing, even if could buy plays via digital theatre would be good enough for me in this age of consumer demand and overheads etc, and needing profit to be viable and pay actors a percentage etc....

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I am surprised with all the theater Damo does, that digital theater doesnt have any of his plays

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I've voted on this poll, but... just an idea: if the NT really would consider releasing recordings at least of those plays which have been filmed for NT Live, I wonder whether it would be worth making a larger, completely general poll and posting it on twitter/social media?  

My first thought was to create a petition on this site: https://www.change.org/en-GB

I know it isn't really a petition as such but I also know I've signed things like this in the past and some have got tens of thousands of signatures.

It occurs to me that at the moment Benedict Cumberbatch is playing Hamlet and people have bought tickets a year in advance, paid crazy prices and all sorts of madness... and I know it is being screened via NT Live... and I am sure many of those who will see it and many others who won't get to see it would love a DVD of it... and may sign such a petition.  It seems like a good time for such a thing?

It isn't to say it could get Travelling Light released, but if the general process were in place to get such films released on DVD generally then there is a chance for future plays with Damien in.

I'm just thinking if you got thousands of signatures by some means surely NT Live would think about it.  I can't see how something like this couldn't end up making everyone involved a great deal of money...?!

What do you think?

I'm sure I am being naive in the idea... but we can't be the only people who would love to be able to watch/re-watch NT Live plays...



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Hi little impulse, you might want to check out >this topic for general nt live stuff, we are having a related discussion there!



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