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HAMIL­TON

Lin-Manuel Mi­randa’s mu­si­cal phe­nom­e­non re­mains one of the very hottest tick­ets in the West End, but if you haven’t seen it live yet, then the good news is that Dis­ney has now re­leased a filmed ver­sion of the orig­i­nal Broad­way pro­duc­tion to tempt peo­ple to sign up to its new stream­ing ser­vice. With its rous­ing com­bi­na­tion of US his­tory, rapid­fire word­play, and post­mod­ern po­lit­i­cal charge, it’s is just the thing to blast away any lock­down lethargy.

Avail­able now on Dis­ney+, dis­ney­plus.com

MOOD MU­SIC

The Old Vic has joined other ma­jor venues in stream­ing old pro­duc­tions, and its lat­est of­fer­ing is its 2018 pro­duc­tion of Joe Pen­hall’s play about the per­ils of, and power games within, the mu­sic in­dus­try. Ap­ple Tree Yard’s Ben Chap­lin is on mem­o­rably un­like­able form as a cyn­i­cal mid­dle-aged mu­sic pro­ducer who gets into a le­gal bat­tle with a young fe­male singer­song­writer. The stream is free, but, with­out any reg­u­lar gov­ern­ment sub­sidy, The Old

Vic is in par­tic­u­lar dan­ger so, af­ter

Rock of stages: The Old Vic’s Mood Mu­sic. Below: Hamil­ton. Inset: Mariah & Friendz

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