Samsung lifts curtain on theatre app

Samsung has launched a new app for its connected TVs that brings critically acclaimed productions from the British theatre into the living room.

The Digital Theatre app has been launched in partnership with Britain’s leading theatre companies including the Young Vic, Royal Shakespeare Company, Regent’s Park Open Air Theatre and the Almeida Theatre, Digital Theatre captures productions in high definition from multiple camera angles in front of a live audience.

It’s the first time that theatre productions have been made available on the small screen to this extent.

On the bill are productions including; All My Sons with David Suchet, Much Ado About Nothing with David Tennant and Parlour Song with Toby Jones in the comfort of their own homes.

“Over the past three years building Digital Theatre we’ve captured the best of British theatre and made it available to a global audience. Launching onto Samsung Smart TV allows us to move off the desktop and into the living room for the first time. We’re thrilled to be able to share high quality theatre with the world with Samsung,” said Robert Delamere, CEO, Digital Theatre.

The new App will be available on Samsung 2012 Smart Interaction enabled models.