National Theatre Live: Frankenstein ()
14 June - 21 June 2012
Oscar-winner Danny Boyle’s visionary production of Frankenstein returns for two special, pre-recorded encore screenings, with Benedict Cumberbatch and Jonny Lee Miller alternating the roles of Victor Frankenstein and the Creature.
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.
Tickets are £12.50, or see both screenings for £20.
Thu 14 June: Benedict Cumberbatch as the Creature
Thu 21 June: Jonny Lee Miller as the Creature