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Great British Theatre

Season 1
202116+
A series of blockbuster theatre productions filmed live by the National Theatre. Includes Phoebe Waller-Bridge’s original play Fleabag, Hamlet with Benedict Cumberbatch, Ian McKellen on Stage with the award-winning actor reflecting on his career, and Danny Boyle’s Frankenstein with Benedict Cumberbatch and Jonny Lee Miller alternating the roles of Victor Frankenstein and his creation.
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  1. 1. Ian McKellen on Stage
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    June 9, 2021
    2 h 32 min
    13+
    With stories and anecdotes from his illustrious career on stage and screen, Ian McKellen performs extracts from his most iconic performances, including Shakespeare's King Lear and Tolkien's Gandalf from Lord of the Rings. Filmed live in London’s West End by the National Theatre.
  2. 2. Fleabag
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    June 9, 2021
    1 h 19 min
    16+
    Phoebe Waller-Bridge’s one-woman show filmed live in London’s West End by the National Theatre. Fleabag may seem oversexed, emotionally unfiltered and self-obsessed, but that's just the tip of the iceberg. With family and friendships under strain and a guinea pig café struggling to keep afloat, Fleabag suddenly finds herself with nothing to lose.
  3. 3. Hamlet
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    June 9, 2021
    2 h 46 min
    13+
    Benedict Cumberbatch, Ciarán Hinds, Sian Brooke and Kobna Holdbrook-Smith in Shakespeare’s famous tragedy filmed live in London. As a country arms itself for war, a family tears itself apart. Forced to avenge his father’s death but paralysed by the task ahead, Hamlet rages against the impossibility of his predicament, threatening both his sanity and the security of the state.
  4. 4. Frankenstein (Benedict Cumberbatch as the Creature)
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    June 9, 2021
    1 h 58 min
    16+
    Benedict Cumberbatch and Jonny Lee Miller alternate roles as Victor Frankenstein and his creation, filmed live at the National Theatre in London. In this version Benedict Cumberbatch plays the creature and Jonny Lee Miller plays Victor Frankenstein. Childlike in his innocence but grotesque in form, Frankenstein’s bewildered creature is cast out into a hostile universe by his horror-struck maker.
  5. 5. Frankenstein (Jonny Lee Miller as the Creature)
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    June 9, 2021
    1 h 54 min
    16+
    Benedict Cumberbatch and Jonny Lee Miller alternate roles as Victor Frankenstein and his creation, filmed live at the National Theatre in London. In this version Jonny Lee Miller plays the creature and Benedict Cumberbatch plays Victor Frankenstein. Childlike in his innocence but grotesque in form, Frankenstein’s bewildered creature is cast out into a hostile universe by his horror-struck maker.

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