The two actors also spoof Andrew Lloyd Webber's megahit Cats in their Late Late Show sketch.
James Corden and Benedict Cumberbatch, who have both triumphed on the London stage, shared tales of their “stage rivalry” on the May 1 broadcast of The Late Late Show with James Corden.
In the video above, the two actors demonstrate how their fierce competitiveness managed to ruin performances of Hamlet, Waiting for Godot, The Crucible, and even a production of Andrew Lloyd Webber's Cats.
Cumberbatch will be seen in Letters Live, a celebration of written and spoken word that began in London in 2013, debuting in New York May 18–19 at the Town Hall. Audiences can expect to hear readings of remarkable letters written over the centuries and from around the world.
Jonny Lee Miller and Benedict Cumberbatch in Frankenstein at London's National Theatre