See Benedict Cumberbatch as Frankenstein and Jonny Lee Miller as the Creature on Thursday 30 October
See Jonny Lee Miller as Frankenstein and Benedict Cumberbatch as the Creature on Thursday 6 November
National Theatre Live’s 2011 broadcast of Frankenstein returns to cinemas as part of the National Theatre's 50th anniversary celebrations.
Frankenstein enjoyed a sell-out run at the National Theatre, and went on to win awards including the 2012 Olivier Award for Best Actor for Benedict Cumberbatch and Jonny Lee Miller.
Oscar-winner 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.
Daily Telegraph, Guardian, Time Out
'A theatrical coup.'
'A thrill. The most viscerally exciting and stunning show in town.'
'The actors complement each other perfectly.'
'A monster hit.'
‘A memorable production... will doubtless be spoken of for years to come.'
Rab: Mark Armstrong
Servant 2: Martin Chamberlain
Victor Frankenstein/The Creature: Benedict Cumberbatch
Ensemble: Josie Daxter
William Frankenstein: Haydon Downing
Klaus: Steven Elliott
M. Frankenstein: George Harris
Elizabeth Lavenza: Naomie Harris
Servant 1: Daniel Ings
De Lacey: Karl Johnson
Gustav/Constable: John Killoran
Felix: Daniel Millar
Victor Frankenstein/The Creature: Jonny Lee Miller
William Frankenstein: William Nye
Female Creature: Andreea Padurariu
William Frankenstein: Jared Richard
Gretel/Clarice: Ella Smith
Ewan: John Stahl
Agatha: Lizzie Winkler
Director: Danny Boyle
Designer: Mark Tildesley
Costume Designer: Suttirat Anne Larlarb
Lighting Designer: Bruno Poet
Director of Movement: Toby Sedgwick
Fight Director: Kate Waters
Music and Soundscore: Underworld
Music Associate: Alex Baranowski
Sound Design: Underworld and Ed Clarke