National Theatre to stream ‘Frankenstein’ & ‘Antony and Cleopatra’

Danny Boyle’s production of Frankenstein starring Benedict Cumberbatch and Jonny Lee Mill, and Antony and Cleopatra with Ralph Fiennes and Sophie Okonedo, will be the next productions added to the National Theatre’s home streaming schedule.

Boyle’s 2011 production of Frankenstein saw Cumberbath and Miller alternate the roles of Victor Frankenstein and his creation.  Both versions will be streamed by NT at Home, on consecutive nights: 30 April and 1 May.

Simon Godwin’s 2018 staging of Antony and Cleopatra will stream on 7 May 2020.

NT at Home streams a new production from their back catalogue every Thursday from 7pm GMT with the show available to stream for 7 days.

The National Theatre initiated the NT at Home series following the closure of all performances venues due to COVID-19. The series began with One Man Two Guvnors starring James Cordon, followed by Sally Cookson’s reimagined production of Charlotte Brontë’s Jane Eyre and Treasure Island featuring Arthur Darvill.

Simon Godwin’s production of Shakespeare’s Twelfth Night starring Tamsin Greig as a transformed Malvolia is released later today.

The NT will also be conducting a monthly virtual quiz, presented by quizmasters including Helen Mirren, Lenny Henry, Lesley Manville and Ian McKellen. The quiz will begin on 27 April and be held on the last Monday of each month, hosted on its YouTube and Facebook channels.

Rufus Norris, director and joint chief executive, 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.

“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.”

Further titles will be announced soon.

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