NATIONAL THEATRE OFFERS FREE FULL LENGTH PLAY ‘FRANKENSTEIN’ STARRING BENEDICT CUMBERBATCH
During this unprecedented time, the doors to The National Theatre in London are closed however they want to share the theatre experience with you at home – for free!
On the National Theatre’s Youtube channel you can watch the full-length play of Danny Boyle’s monster hit Frankenstein with Benedict Cumberbatch as the creature and Jonny Lee Miller as Victor Frankenstein. Available on demand from today (May 1st) until 7pm UK time on Thursday 7 May. It is subtitled and the running time is 2 hours. To watch visit The National Theatre site.
Benedict Cumberbatch introduces the play from his home in a short personal video below:
Speaking about National Theatre at Home Rufus Norris Director and Joint Chief Executive of the National Theatre said:
“We’ve been completely overwhelmed by the response to National Theatre at Home since we launched at the start of April. We know that these are difficult and challenging times for many, and we hope that through this initiative we’re able to supply a weekly slice of entertainment for people to enjoy together, albeit digitally, when each production goes out at 7pm on Thursdays.”
“We’re thrilled to be announcing the next two titles today, Frankenstein and Antony & Cleopatra which both feature award-winning performances and I’m sure will be enjoyed by all.”
“We’re also pleased today to be launching the National Theatre at Home Quiz featuring some familiar faces posing the tricky questions. I’d like to thank all the artists and creatives who have continued to support us in being able to deliver this programme for free and also the public for tuning in every week and sharing their experiences of National Theatre at Home from right across the world.”
The next free to stream full length play will be Antony & Cleopatra starring Ralph Fiennes and Sophie Okonedo on May 7th.
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