The National Theatre announces next two productions for ‘National Theatre at Home’

NTL 2018 – FRANKENSTEIN. Photo by Catherine Ashmore

The National Theatre has today announced the next two productions that will be streamed live on YouTube every Thursday at 7PM BST via the National Theatre’s YouTube channel as part of National Theatre at Home; the new initiative to bring content to the public accessed from their homes during coronavirus.


NTL 2018 – FRANKENSTEIN. Photo by Catherine Ashmore


Productions announced today include the NT Live broadcast of Danny Boyle’s production of Frankenstein, filmed at the National Theatre in 2011. The production sees Benedict Cumberbatch and Jonny Lee Miller alternating the roles of Victor Frankenstein and his creation. The two versions will be shown across two nights: 30 April and 1 May.


Sophie Okenado as Cleopatra and Ralph Fiennes as Anthony © Jason Bell


Simon Godwin’s sell-out production of Shakespeare’s Antony & Cleopatra featuring Evening Standard Theatre Award-winning performances by Ralph Fiennes and Sophie Okonedo as the famous lovers will be streamed on 7 May.

Both productions will be free to stream, premiering at 7.00PM BST and then available on demand for seven days. Further productions to be streamed as part of National Theatre at Home will be announced soon.



Today also sees the launch of the National Theatre at Home Quiz, to be played from home featuring familiar faces from the world of stage and screen as the quizmasters. Each quiz will include rounds of five questions on a wide variety of topics.

On the final Monday of each month people will be able join the virtual quiz directly from their homes via the NT’s YouTube channel and Facebook page live at 7pm.

The first quiz will be on Monday 27 April with quizmasters Dame Helen Mirren, Sir Lenny Henry, Lesley Manville, and Sir Ian McKellen asking questions on topics including history, sport, nature, and of course, the National Theatre.

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