Please select your language

Photo: National Theatre

Epic online performances: Cool theatre you can watch anytime and anywhere

These theatrical performances have acquired cult status and now you no longer have to "hop" to London to see them.

by Tena Razumović Žmara

March 21, 2024

Online theatre allows audiences from around the world to access high-quality performances from the comfort of their own homes. This is particularly beneficial for those who may not have the opportunity to travel to London to see a live performance. The National Theatre offers a diverse range of productions, spanning various genres, styles, and themes. From classic Shakespearean plays to contemporary dramas, there’s something for every taste. Actiually on our to watch list two Frankenstein plays are listed. One with with Benedict Cumberbatch as the creature and another with Jonny Lee Miller as the creature.

The National Theatre attracts some of the most talented actors, directors, and creatives in the industry. Watching their performances online provides a unique opportunity to witness their skill and artistry up close without having to travel to London. Watching online theatre plays from the National Theatre in London offers a convenient, enriching, and culturally significant experience that allows audiences to engage with high-quality performances from anywhere in the world while supporting the arts (which is nowdays very important!).

The Effect

Watch the unmissable Paapa Essiedu (I May Destroy You) and Taylor Russell (Bones and All) in this funny and intimate examination of love and ethics. Directed by Jamie Lloyd (Cyrano de Bergerac) and written by Lucy Prebble (Succession). As two young volunteers in a clinical drug trial, their illicit romance poses startling dilemmas for the supervising doctors. Is their sudden and intoxicating chemistry real, or a side effect of a new antidepressant?

You can watch the show here



Photo: Marc Brenner

Best of Enemies

David Harewood (Homeland) and Zachary Quinto (Star Trek) play feuding political rivals in James Graham’s (Sherwood) multiple award-winning new drama.

In 1968 America, as two men fight to become the next president, all eyes are on the battle between two others: the cunningly conservative William F. Buckley Jr., and the unruly liberal Gore Vidal.

During a new nightly television format, they debate the moral landscape of a shattered nation. As beliefs are challenged and slurs slung, a new frontier in American politics is opening and television news is about to be transformed forever.

You can watch the show here.

Photo: National Theatre

Frankenstein (with Benedict Cumberbatch and Johnny Lee MIller as the creature)

Childlike in his innocence but grotesque in form, Frankenstein’s bewildered creature is cast out into a hostile universe by his horror-struck maker. Meeting with cruelty wherever he goes, the increasingly desperate and vengeful Creature determines to track down his creator and strike a terrifying deal.

Directed by Academy Award-winner Danny Boyle, featuring Benedict Cumberbatch as the creature and Jonny Lee Miller as Victor Frankenstein, and vice versa. So I suggest watching both versions of the play.

You can watch the show here.

Photo: National Teatre


Written and performed by Phoebe Waller-Bridge (Fleabag, Killing Eve) and directed by Vicky Jones, Fleabag is a rip-roaring look at some sort of woman living her sort of life. Following a box-office record-breaking run in cinemas in 2019, the one-woman show returns to cinemas to the big screen this summer.

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.

You can watch the show here.

Photo: National Theatre