Hamlet

The Online Stage presents Shakespeare’s most famous and most quoted play, a revenge drama which explores the inevitable conflict between conscience and justice, between morality and obligation. The tragedy arises, not from an obvious weakness in the character of Hamlet, but rather from his inability to deal with an apparently insoluble moral dilemma. The role…

I’m Dreaming of a Tropical Christmas

Climate change has at last caught up with the North Pole: an extended unseasonable burst of hot weather has brought toy production to a halt. Unscrupulous entrepreneur Milt Landon has taken advantage of the new climatic conditions and is trying to turn the North Pole into a tourist trap. Will Santa be able to return…

How Melvin Saved Christmas

Santa’s Christmas schedule has run into a major problem – all his reindeer, even the heroic Rudolph, are too ill to fly. However, a promising solution to Santa’s dilemma is offered from an unlikely source – the eccentric elf Melvin. Amazon/Audible • iTunes • Not a member of Audible? Click here.

Alice in Wonderland

Join seven-year-old Alice as she tumbles down the rabbit hole to have an adventure in Wonderland, in Lewis Carroll’s classic novel beloved by children and adults alike. Alice encounters many strange and curious creatures in Wonderland, including the anxious White Rabbit, the rather unhelpful Caterpillar, the disappearing Cheshire Cat, the Mad Hatter and his guests…

A Protégée of the Mistress

The premier Russian dramatist before Chekov, Alexander Ostrovsky was one of the first masters of realistic theatre. A typical example of his approach to drama, A Protégée of the Mistress is almost cinematic in its presentation. The action is represented by a series of vivid snapshots, in which Ostrovsky quickly and subtly illustrates the foibles…

The Circle

A comedy in three acts by William Somerset Maugham Presented by the Online Stage After many years living abroad with her longtime lover, Lady Catherine Champion-Cheney visits her former marital home, now occupied by her son, Arnold, and his wife, Elizabeth. Also present is her estranged husband, Clive, who lives in a cottage on the…

Moop Saves Christmas

Santa is in trouble – he catches a cold at the most inconvenient time of the year. As he rests in bed, he ponders anxiously: Who will deliver the presents this year? Cast: Narrator – Jennifer Fournier Santa – Ron Altman Edna – Michele Eaton Doctor – Joseph Tabler Moop – Jeff Moon Blitzen –…

Four Short Plays

Four Plays by August Strindberg Presented by the Online Stage The Stronger Woman Motherly Love Pariah Simoon Although he achieved notable success as a novelist, poet, essayist, and painter, August Strindberg is best known today as one of the first and most significant masters of naturalist theatre. Among his many dramatic works are a number…

Rosmersholm

Rosmersholm By Henrik Ibsen Translated by Charles Archer Presented by the Online Stage Rosmersholm is a play surrounding the deep and intense political and cultural change in Norway in the middle of the 1880s, a period during which the traditional ruling class were forced to relinquish their right to impose their ideals on the rest…