Benedict Cumberbatch appeared as part of the cast of The Children’s Monologues – a gala evening which took place at The Old Vic theatre on 14 November 2010.
Organised by Dramatic Need the event highlighted the plight of impoverished children in South Africa and Rwanda. The gala consisted of a series of monologues performed by actors which were based on the personal testimonies of the children helped by Dramatic Need who had been asked to remember the happiest or saddest time in their lives.
The gala was directed by Danny Boyle.
Benedict appeared as a character called Shepherd – a missionary working in South Africa.
Also appearing in the highly impressive cast were Sir Ben Kingsley, Gemma Atherton, Rose Byrne, Tom Hiddleston and Eddie Redmayne.
Behind the scenes at The Children’s Monologues