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On Thursday, October 30, Benedict Cumberbatch stars as The Creature and Jonny Lee Miller plays The Doctor. The roles will be reversed for the screening on November 2.
National Theatre Live’s smash-hit broadcast of Danny Boyle’s Frankenstein, starring Benedict Cumberbatch and Jonny Lee Miller in alternating roles as The Doctor and The Creature, returns to cinemas as part of the National Theatre's 50th anniversary celebration!
“A monster hit.” - Time Out London
“A thrill. The most viscerally exciting and stunning show in town.” – Daily Telegraph
“A memorable production. Will doubtless be spoken of for years to come.” – Daily Mail
This stunning adaptation of Mary Shelly’s classic horror tale Frankenstein enjoyed a sell-out run at the National Theatre in 2011, and went on to win awards including the 2012 Olivier Award for Best Actor for Benedict Cumberbatch and Jonny Lee Miller. Oscar-winning filmmaker Danny Boyle (Trainspotting, Slumdog Millionaire) directs a sensational production with Benedict Cumberbatch (Star Trek: Into Darkness, BBC’s Sherlock) and Jonny Lee Miller (Trainspotting, CBS’s 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. (Running time: approximately 135 mins. with no intermission, Not Rated/Contains mild violence and partial nudity) Digital