Throughout lockdown, the National Theatre has been keeping us busy by streaming classic performances from its storied archives. Now, the NT ups the ante, releasing Danny Boyle’s acclaimed 2011 adaptation of Frankenstein onto its Youtube page – available until 19:00 on Friday 8th May.
If you didn’t get to see the performance at the time (tickets were like gold-dust), here’s your chance to catch up. Starring Benedict Cumberbatch and Jonny Lee Miller, the two actors alternated the roles of Frankenstein and The Creature each night, adding a wildly impressive new dimension to Mary Shelley’s classic 1818 horror novella.
Tapping into themes of isolation, loneliness and morals, Boyle’s take on the story is one of the most interesting and arresting adaptations. File under ‘must see’.