By John Smith • 28 April 2020 • 11:37
ALTHOUGH BBC and ITV have an exceptional archive of quality productions, their current response to the lockdown is to say the least insipid with repeats of reality shows and recent series.
If you are looking for something a little more uplifting then London’s National Theatre is streaming a number of star studded productions via YouTube which are free to view for a limited period.
Currently and until 7pm on Thursday April 30 you can view Tamsin Greig starring in Twelfth Night to coincide with Shakespeare’s birthday.
Then possibly the highlight of the productions will be Danny Boyle’s direction of Frankenstein starring Benedict Cumberbatch and Jonny Lee Miller who alternated the roles of Victor Frankenstein and his creation when the play was premiered in 2011.
So on April 30 for seven nights it will be Cumberbatch as Victor Frankenstein and from May 1 also for seven nights the roles are reversed with Miller playing Frankenstein in this adaptation of the book by Mary Shelley.
Next on May 8 for seven days it’s a return to Shakespeare with Ralph Fiennes taking the lead in Anthony and Cleopatra.
Other productions may be available at a cost but to find out more visit www.nationaltheatre.org.uk and National Theatre at Home.
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Married to Ophelia in Gibraltar in 1978, John has spent much of his life travelling on security print and minting business and visited every continent except Antarctica.
Having retired several years ago, the couple moved to their house in Estepona and John became a regular news writer for the EWN Media Group taking particular interest in Finance, Gibraltar and Costa del Sol Social Scene.
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