One of the few good things about our current pandemic situation is that many performances that were once kept in the vaults are being released online, as a way to raise funds for COVID-19 relief efforts. One of these should be of particular interest to both fans of the horror genre, as well as fans of Benedict Cumberbatch and director Danny Boyle. Via
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This stage production ran from February to May of 2011. It was a huge success, winning awards for both of its lead actors. The production screened to movie theaters across the globe as part of a the National Theatre Live program that year. It later made return appearances in 2012 and 2013. Its most recent return came in 2018, as a way of celebrating the 200th anniversary of the original novel. But this YouTube livestream will allow even more people to experience the play than ever before. On their YouTube page, viewers are given the option to donate, helping the legendary British theatrical institution during their current closure.