National Theatre Live: Frankenstein (with Benedict Cumberbatch as the Creature)
Saturday, October 27, 2018 - Friday, November 23, 2018
by Nick Dear, based on the novel by Mary Shelley
Frankenstein returns to international cinemas this Halloween, to mark the 200th anniversary of Mary Shelley’s most famous novel.
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.
Directed by Academy Award®-winner Danny Boyle (Trainspotting, Slumdog Millionaire), Frankenstein features Benedict Cumberbatch (Hamlet, BBC’s Sherlock) and Jonny Lee Miller (Elementary, Trainspotting) alternating between the roles of 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 increasingly desperate and vengeful Creature determines to track down his creator and strike a terrifying deal.
Scientific responsibility, parental neglect, cognitive development and the nature of good and evil, are embedded within this thrilling and deeply disturbing classic tale.
Show image photograph (Benedict Cumberbatch and Jonny Lee Miller) by Clare Nicholson
Production photographs by Catherine Ashmore
- Running Time 131 minutes
- Director Danny Boyle
- Writer Nick Dear, Mary Shelley (based on the novel by)
- Cast Benedict Cumberbatch as the Creature, Jonny Lee Miller as Victor Frankenstein