It’s been announced that four new National Theatre Live productions will stream on Amazon Prime Video from 11th June.
The line-up is composed of: the National Theatre production of Frankenstein, directed by Danny Boyle and starring Benedict Cumberbatch and Jonny Lee Miller; the stage version of Fleabag, written by and starring Phoebe Waller-Bridge; the 2015 Barbican production of Hamlet with Benedict Cumberbatch, and finally Ian McKellen On Stage, the show which saw the legendary actor celebrate his 80th birthday by performing extracts from his favourite performances.
Martin Buckland, head of content at Prime Video said: “”The National Theatre have brought us some of the most memorable theatrical productions of the past decade, and we are delighted to give our customers across the UK and Ireland an opportunity to experience them. The cream of UK acting talent so often started their career in theatre, and we want to shine a light on the incredible heritage we have here.”
Lisa Burger, executive director and joint chief executive of the NT said: “It is with enormous pride that we announce this new collaboration with Amazon to share four productions for audiences to enjoy across the UK and Ireland on Prime Video.”
“As theatre-makers continue to be impacted by the pandemic, this will also enable us to further support the artists behind the work. Audiences will have the best seat in the house for some of the most popular British productions of the last decade.”