The BBC has today released promotional pictures from the dress rehearsal of Live from the National Theatre: 50 Years on Stage a celebration of 50 years of the National Theatre featuring a cast of fine actors preforming scenes from play that debuted at the National. The above picture features Benedict Cumberbatch as Rosencrantz in a section from Sir Tom Stoppard‘s Rosencrantz and Guildenstern Are Dead.
Dame Helen Mirren reprising her role of Christine in Mourning Becomes Electra by Eugene O’Neill (she original preformed in the role in 2003)
Dame Judi Dench as Desirée Armfeldt, singing ‘Send in the Clowns’ in Stephen Sondheim’s A Little Night Music (she originally preformed the role in 1995)
Ralph Fiennes Lambert Le Roux in Pravda by Howard Brenton & David Hare.
Nicholas Le Prevost as Ernest and Penelope Wilton as Delia in Alan Ayckbourn’s Bedroom Farce.
You can watch Live from the National Theatre: 50 Years on Stage tomorrow on BBC 2 from 9pm.
With thanks to BBC Pictures.
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