The Royal National Theatre in London famously staged a production of Frankenstein with Benedict Cumberbatch and Jonny Lee Miller. This was back in 2013. It was directed by Danny Boyleand made its mark on audiences who celebrated the powerful performances and the ground-breaking decisions made in the inventive production. Film director Boyle decided to shake up our usual understanding Mary Shelley’s classic tale. Cumberbatch and Miller alternated their roles, with each playing both Dr. Frankenstein and his creation. The production was filmed, and has been broadcast, with great success, into cinemas.
However, in these Coronavirus times, all kinds of things have been shifted and reworked. The National Theatre’s is gifting us all, who haven’t witnessed the play, with the streaming of both versions on two different dates on their YouTube page. The versions willian for a week each, and this will happen starting April 30 and May 1.
Check out these celebrated versions of this play that was seen by more than 800,000 people in cinemas around the world. Directed by Academy Award-winner Danny Boyle (Trainspotting, Slumdog Millionaire), the production of Frankenstein sees Benedict Cumberbatch (Doctor Strange, Hamlet, Sherlock) and Jonny Lee Miller (Elementary, Trainspotting) alternating between the roles of Victor Frankenstein and his creation. The streaming will be free and the production runs for 2 hours.
Benedict Cumberbatch performing as the creature: Youtube From 30 April to the 7 May
Jonny Lee Miller performing as the creature:Youtube From 1 May to the 8 May
Check the National Theatre site for the link