National Theatre to stream Benedict Cumberbatch's Frankenstein and launches virtual quiz

Will Longman
Will Longman

The National Theatre has announced the latest two productions set to be streamed online as part of its National Theatre at Home scheme, as well as a new quiz hosted by acting legends.

Over the last three weeks, productions of One Man, Two Guvnors, Treasure Island and Jane Eyre were made available over consecutive weeks on YouTube and seen by millions of people.

Tonight, on Shakespeare Day, Simon Godwin's production of Twelfth Night starring Tamsin Greig will be streamed.

Next week, Danny Boyle's production of Mary Shelley's Frankenstein, starring Benedict Cumberbatch and Jonny Lee Miller, will be streamed. The two actors alternated between the roles of the creature and the doctor, and both versions were filmed and will be streamed on consecutive nights, on 30th April and 1st May.

On 7th May, Simon Godwin's production of Shakespeare's Antony & Cleopatra, starring Ralph Fiennes, will be made available for one week.

The theatre has also announced a monthly virtual quiz night, streamed on YouTube, and set to feature questions on history, sport, nature and the National Theatre itself posed by the likes of Dame Helen Mirren, Sir Lenny Henry, Lesley Manville, and Sir Ian McKellen. The first stream will take place on Monday 27th April at 7pm, with subsequent edition streaming on the final Monday of the month.

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