Fans of great British theatre with an Amazon Prime account now have even more reasons to tune into the streaming monolith.
Amazon Prime have made available four shows from National Theatre Live in a package entitled Great British Theatre, which is available free to Prime members.
You can enjoy these shows right now:
Ian McKellen On Stage – Filmed in the West End, at the culmination of a country-wide year-long tour, Sir Ian McKellen delights us with his recollections, stories and recreations of some of his favourite works.
Fleabag – Phoebe Waller-Bridge’s one-woman show from 2019 is now available in all its scatty glory
Hamlet – Benedict Cumberbatch’s performance was praised in this 2015 production recorded at the Barbican Theatre.
Frankenstein – Danny Boyle’s big National Theatre hit of 2011 is available to watch in both versions – with Benedict Cumberbatch and Jonny Lee Miller alternating as the Doctor and the Creation.
All of these are currently available. If you have Amazon Prime, you can watch them anytime without further cost. If you’re not an Amazon Prime customer, you could always sign up for a free trial (I think they still do these, although the time length may have shortened), watch these shows, and cancel after the free trial ends. Did I say that? Surely not! You’ll know the right thing to do, dear readers!