Frankenstein returns to international cinemas to mark the 200th anniversary of Mary Shelley’s most famous novel. With Benedict Cumberbatch (Victor Frankenstein) and Jonny Lee Miller (Creature).
From National Theatre, London
Running time: 140 minutes (no interval)
Captured live in 2011 from the National Theatre stage in London, this thrilling, sold-out production became an international sensation, experienced by almost half a million people in cinemas around the world.
Oscar-winner Danny Boyle (Trainspotting, Slumdog Millionaire) directs a sensational production with Benedict Cumberbatch (Hamlet, BBC’s Sherlock) and Jonny Lee Miller (Trainspotting, Elementary) alternating roles as Victor Frankenstein and his creation.
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 friendless Creature, increasingly desperate and vengeful, determines to track down his creator and strike a terrifying deal.
Urgent concerns of scientific responsibility, parental neglect, cognitive development and the nature of good and evil are embedded within this thrilling and deeply disturbing classic gothic tale.
A thrill. The most viscerally exciting and stunning show in town.
A memorable production... will doubtless be spoken of for years to come.
A theatrical coup.